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It is always a pleasure to draw the iconic building of 1958 design by Alvaro Siza Vieira.

In fact, these are 2 sketches of the same building, the upper sketch is a “zoom” of the one at the bottom. Instead of “zooming” with camera I did it walking towards the building and redrawing.

De facto, são dois desenhos, o superior é um “zoom” do inferior (vista geral). Neste caso, em vez de fazer o “zoom” com uma máquina fotográfica, fi-lo caminhando em direcção ao edifício e desenhando-o outra vez.


The Scala dei Turchi (Italian: "Stair of the Turks") is a rocky cliff , near Porto Empodocle, southern Sicily, Italy. It has become a tourist attraction due to its unusual white color, as well as by its mention in Andrea Camilleri's series of detective stories about Commissario Montalbano.SICILIA13030_scale-turchi_r_p-d The Scala is formed by marl , a sedimentary rock with a characteristic white color. It lies between two sandy beaches, and is accessed through a limestone rock formation in the shape of a staircase, whence the name. The latter part of the name derives from the frequent raids carried on by Turks

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I´m currently writing an article about “atmospheres”, so instead of posting any of the drawings I did today, i fell like posting a pencil drawing I did a couple of years ago in Vals, under that special light, while listening to the water.

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