My Home in Lisbon was one of those places that, at first glance, appealed to my love of design and, in person, lived up to its promise of being a home away from home. Although situated upon a rather daunting hill, the strenuous return journey each day is immediately rewarded by the snug warmth and comfort that envelops you upon crossing its threshold. It is a place that feels lived in and is meant to be lived in, no matter the duration of your stay.
At the start of each day, you are greeted by the friendly faces of the staff as they prepare breakfast and are available to answer any questions. If lucky, the resident national treasure, Oliva the Dog, will be around for pets and cuddles. My days ended with a view overlooking the garden, where you can see the Igreja da Graça and the Castelo de São Jorge, which although always beautiful, was especially so when bathed in the golden light of sunrise: my first sight upon waking. For me, they were perfect days, and I wish that I could have stayed forever.
The Common Room and Dining Area:
Date: September 2018
Camera: Leica Q