Trafaria Portugal


Shot today in Trafaria, a tiny, tired hamlet with a surprising amount of beautiful old houses and art deco buildings near the ferry to the Belém district in Lisbon where we ate the year’s very first lunch.

The big building behind the café shows a partial view of the giant silos at Trafaria Port Terminal. According to the owner Silopor’s website, the monstrous facility has a storage capacity of 200,000 MT and can dispatch up to about 10,000 tons of various agriculture products per day by road. It’s an ugly-ass eyesore for sure, but as a backdrop for this shot, I think it fits pretty well.

Oh, the old dude sitting to the right outside the café in the foreground was still quietly nursing a beer, when we returned three hours later.