Seeing Stories

Recovering Landscape Narrative in Urban and Rural Europe

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Fonte do Poeta: The Poet's Fountain (a poem for Alfama)

Lisboa, minha primeira namorada,
cada vez que te deixo
eu me desencontro,
e com tua revoada de pombos,
tuas gaivotas, teus mastros,
teus remos que querem quebrar,
a minha vida prossegue,
se acaso prossigo a vida
morando longe de ti


Lisboa, my first love
each time I leave you
I leave myself
and with the flocking of your doves
your seagulls, your masts
your breaking oars
my life proceeds
if ever I proceed with my life
living far away from you

 Sidónio Muralha, Obras Completas do Poeta, Lisboa: Universitária Editora, 2002lisboa



Seeing Stories is ending as a project. But through the project we have met many individuals and organisations who want to share good practice and creative skills. So we are forming an international network called Stories in Place. The network is open to all those who through their work, art or volunteering wish to strengthen the connections between people and place through storytelling. Our aim is to further strengthen international friendship and collaboration.

If you would like to be part of Stories in Place please contact Donald Smith, Project Manager of Seeing Stories, and Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, on