personal heritage storiesCategory
Personal thoughts on the European Cultural Heritage Summit held in Berlin, June 2018.
Since humans first stood and walked on two feet, walking has been a very reliable means of transportation, maybe the most reliable. It is true walking was more difficult in the past and that gender, social status and even fashion played a huge role. Nowadays we rely on comfortable shoes and flexible soles that can carry us anywhere. Mobile phones, headphones, traffic, faces or buildings keep us from literally watching our step and see cobblestones, for instance.
The dining table unites family and friends, and if you look carefully enough you may notice that what’s on the table is far more than just festive food. Perhaps it’s a place of cherished traditions as well as fabulous feasts. When stuffing ourselves with mouth-watering foods, we often forget the rich heritage and legacy established by many generations past.
Maybe those were not the exact words, but the feeling of amusement is probably not so far. In 1420, when the Portuguese navigators arrived this island, in the Atlantic Ocean, they were impressed with the majestic presence of the forest. And that forest was and still is the Laurisilva of Madeira.
Deep in the European part of Russia there is a church that stands as a monument of people choice. Footprints of it are stoned within the walls, discovering it – discovering country history.
The azulejos tiles are utilised in different architectural solutions such as interns, water wells and facades colouring and protecting the buildings from the weather changes as protection against heat.