Her arms speak of family and home and pride
Her face tells of laughter and sorrow and time
A street in Mouraria
Portrait of a Gentleman in Mouraria
A tribute to the elderly by the artist
In a world as explained to me by Paula, my friend and Lisbonite, where some of the elderly are left alone by families who move away, and the cost of nursing care is exorbitant, and where they only survive because of the exceptionally low fixed rents, this project serves to preserve their dignity and spirit.
Apart from museum installations and exhibits, it’s rare to find older ordinary folk given the limelight in works of art. I hope that these pieces will leave the legacy they intended to create and that they will be preserved and treasured by the community and tourists alike.
I’ve seen and witnessed much in the past two months and some travelling around Europe, of it all, these photographs are one of my most special experiences.
Thank you for sharing this with me, Paula.
Onion and Anchovy Beer Bread
It’s really simple and quick. Try it!
3 cups white bread flour, sifted
50 ml sugar
340 ml beer
1/2 cup (125 ml) melted butter or oil
1 cup cheese (250 ml) (1/2 mature cheddar, 1/2 Parmigiano Reggiano)
4 T finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven 190 ˚C and grease a standard banking tin.
Mix all ingredients together until properly combined. No need to over-mix or beat.
Pour batter into the tin.
Bake for 1 hour – until skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.