A wash of old-world splendour.
I lean off the balcony to my Lisbon flat. In the historic port district of Alfama, the streets, more alleyways than not, twist and wind their way down to the waterfront. Out of a cloudless cornflower blue sky, the sunshine tinges yellow the leaf tips of the neighbouring tree, his gnarly branches waving bom dia. Having arrived in this city coated with a wash of old-world splendour, I grab my Portuguese fedora and set off to taste the textures of Lisboa. Lifestyle photographer Carolina Flores awaits outside Café Tartine in the Chiado-district. Over a delightful brunch, I learn that she, a trained product designer working in web design, has held to her personal Last Minute Dreams project for the past four years. A website born of a love for photography, the founder occasionally captures Lisbon moments.