How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

Piazza Navona was definitely one of my favourite spots in Rome. Surely I won't be the only person to say it. The perfectly geometrical designed plaza features three beautiful fountains. The main one, at its centre, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, or Fountain of the Four Rivers, was sculpted by Bernini, one the stars of Baroque … Continue reading How to bring life to rocks -a lesson by Baroque Roman masters

Visiting Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo has always been an idol to me. A feminist icon without a doubt, the more I learnt about her the more I aspired to be half the woman she was. A brave fighter, she was able to channel her pain through art, showing the world without any shame who she was and where … Continue reading Visiting Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul

RAA Dali & Duchamp Exhibition Review

I’ve got this obsession for Dali and its works since I can remember. I guess it all started when one day I was lazily browsing this bookshop many many years ago - I was probably 8 or 9 - and saw this hard cover, coffee table book type, with his photograph in the cover: a … Continue reading RAA Dali & Duchamp Exhibition Review

Lights, at Tate Britain

When everything goes wrong, one needs to find a way of crawling back from darkness before all light runs out. Before falling into madness, or surely just give up on life, on believing. I tend to say sometimes the devil comes back. These little demons inside our heads... who doesn't have them? Who are the … Continue reading Lights, at Tate Britain

Yes, it is time to dream about the beach

Am I the only one dreaming with Summer holidays? Being originally from Portugal, I  was lucky enough to grow up by the seaside. In those happy sunny days, Summer only meant a single thing: the beach. This is exactly what I miss the most in London. I am a spoiled Summer child, what can I say? … Continue reading Yes, it is time to dream about the beach

Les Misérables, the fight for a better tomorrow

This is a love letter to all that sacrificed something as precious as their lives in the name of ideals, principles and values. Not in the name of power, money. I am talking about the ones that truly and selflessly fought and fight for a better tomorrow. There's nothing more honorable than dying for what … Continue reading Les Misérables, the fight for a better tomorrow