Bom, este é o desenho que fiz lá:
De lá seguimos andando aleatoriamente e fomos dar em uma sequência de ladeiras e escadarias próximas a Rua da Bica. Nessa altura o vento estava muito forte e, por incrível que pareça, frio! A ponto de nos interromper no desenho seguinte.
Mais uma cerveja, mais frio e terminamos jantando em um restaurante movimentadíssimo, sentados no balcão, já extasiados pelo que havíamos visto e ansiosos pelo dia seguinte.
Still in my first day in Lisbon, I strolled with João Pinheiro until the Mirante de São Pedro de Alcântara, an amazing belvedere, at Chiado.
At our feet, a huge pattern of red roofs vanishing at the hills in the other side of Baixa Pombalina.
We stayed sitting in a bench, under the sun and chatting all the time. The beer in the glass gave room to the colored water. Nearby were Fabien Denoel and Gerard Michel’s sons, but I had no idea who they were. Later, Fabien told me that I and Joao looked like old ladies knitting.
I first planned what I wanted to include in my drawing. The main spots were on the right. So, I delineated the castle making sure I could include the Cathedral and the Tagus River later. To the left, I left enough space to include some churches and what else it could be fit in the paper.
I kept wondering if I should paint it or not. Fortunately I did. And I was happy with the result.
We continued strolling and got to some picturesque steep alleys, close to Rua da Bica.
I started this drawing with markers, which was a good choice. Then, we had to leave soon because was windy and cold, quite weird for summer in Lisbon! When I showed this drawing to Frank Ching, he told me that I should add a little more detail in the tram, which I did, of course.
Another beer and we had dinner at a busy and loud restaurant nearby.
The symposium would start next day.