Time, as the world itself, has two hemispheres:
an upper and visible, which is the past,
and a lower and invisible that is the future.
At the center of one and other hemisphere lie time horizons; 
these present moments that we live,
where the past ends and the future begins.
Padre António Vieira, História do Futuro, (1718)

I was invited by Circus Network to do an illustration about the Clérigos Tower, one of the most emblematic monuments in the city of Porto.

I accepted the challenge with great happiness. I had finally the perfect excuse to pay a ticket and enter the tower with a group of foreign tourists, right here in my hometown (shame on me for not having done it before)!have

By doing so I found the most amazing exhibition inside. I've learned about the Clerigos Brotherhood and how they asked for donations mostly to the richer clergy members to help build the church (and it's big bell tower).

stepped the 240 steps in the most squeezed corridors leading to the most compelling situations with absolute strangers and I learned more about the architect Nicolau Nasoni and the body of work he left in Portugal.I
For sure the cheery on top of the cake was having the chance to spot one of the best top views of this unparalleled city one could get! 

Bibó Puorto Carago

Circus Network 
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