New Video Mapping show in Lisbon: The Faces of Lisboa

Once again Terreiro do Paço will be the setting for a free video mapping show with the theme “The Faces of Lisboa”. The show will run from 5 to 14 August, in a summer celebration where the city of Lisboa reveals some of its stories, people, places and special moments.

Through its not just historic but timeless characters, such as the fishmonger, the master paver and the knife sharpener, visitors to Lisboa see it going about its business then and now, its evolution, transformation and its many faces.

Taking the sea as inspiration in a powerfully captivating opening sequence, the visitor goes swimming with some fish until these end up in the fishmonger’s basket, as he sells his wares in the square and marketplace. From here the voyage continues through a traditional Lisboa neighbourhood with its houses painted different colours, as it awakens and the knife sharpener arrives riding his old bicycle.

We simultaneously jump to where the master pavers are laying “calçada” stones, a livelihood which not only brings the pathways of Lisboa together, but also its people. Lines of tracks then appear, branching out from one side of the street to another as trams loom over the façade and then give way to an image of steel beams and construction work that fills the screen, commemorating this year the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April bridge.

Towards the future we go, as the many faces of Lisboa and its traders wish us well - from washerwomen, newspaper vendors and pavers to our modern technologies that have given us such things as the metro, or telecommunications - bridging our past and present, with its technological advances and entrepreneurial spirit.


Dates: From 5 to 14 of august
Schedule: Daily sessions, at 9:45 pm, 10:30 pm, 11:15 pm, day 7 sessions at 10.30 pm and 11.15 pm
Location: At terreiro do paço (metro: terreiro do paço)
Duration: 15 minutes
Free entry

Source: Turismo de Lisboa

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