We continue walking through Lisbon, learning about the work of community building that is being done here and spreading street football into other places.
This time, we left Cabrinha in the direction of the city center, to visit Casa do Brasil in Lisbon, in the middle of Bairro Alto. It was Carnival, we had to make a visit, right?
We were, as always, immensely well received. Diógenes explained how the Casa do Brasil in Lisbon works, the services they provide to the community and the activities they organize. It was another opportunity to meet people who organize themselves around the common good, working for better conditions for all. We bring ideas and good energy from these meetings to keep doing what we do and improve our practices.
We continued towards the Jardim do Princípe Real for a street football game in the city. We were there to have fun and to show to the curious ones how street football is for everyone and can be played anywhere.
We had lunch in the viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcântara, one of the best views of the city and, at the end and with a full belly, there was still time for another game.
From there Lisbon Sustainable Tourism grabbed the map and took us through the historic area. We passed through the Church of São Roque, through Carmo, Rossio, São Domingos Church, Martim Moniz and Mouraria.
We talked about what the city is and was, how we orient ourselves in these zones, the buildings as they were and how they are today.
Afterall, we walk to get to know ourselves better and to think together about what we want for ourselves and for the city.
These are always good days. Always.
The next is day 11, and we’re already excited!