Seeing Stories

Recovering Landscape Narrative in Urban and Rural Europe

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Largo das Portas do Sol: The Gates of the Sun

From one of its seven hills, we invite you to grasp Lisboa through a bird's eye view.
A melting pot of travelling cultures.
The key ingredients?
Latin and Arabic.
And then, of course, came the Jewish culture.
From the sea, through the river, since the fourteenth century, came Chinese stories, African music, Indian art...
Lisboa welcomed the world.
And Alfama, its oldest neighbourhood, became a watery portal between reality and imagination.

 Lisboa antiga



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