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Lisboa Desaparecida Reviews
Lost Lisbon. The most famous book ever to be written about the city that is Portugal's capital. It has 9 sequels and explains about every theme you can think of, from demolished buildings to street cries, from water supply to fish selling, from the early markets to the last cafés, from the luna parks to the theater dystricts, from the famous streetwalkers to the lisbon poets, from the huge movie theaters to the tiny fountains. Etc., etc., etc. Marina writes independently, criticising much of what the city hall is doing to the city. That is why she never was rewarded or aknowledged for her work. But for the readers, this is a precious situation.
This is the sort of 'mother of all books' about Lisbon's History (the capital of Portugal). It has had dozens of editions and was followed by other authors, but nothing ever quite as interesting as the original piece. Tells the story of charismatic places that do not exist anymore, like the Lisbon Public Garden (like the English Hyde Park or the NY Central), the vanished central Market (like Les Halles in Paris), the goneby big movie theathers, the most famous city cafés and hotels. A must-read if one is not just an accidental tourist and need to know the history of the places you visit.
This was my first book about Lisbon, Portugal's capital. I just loved it and never found another one with such spell upon the reader. I will never forget where and when I read it for the first time.