It is estimated that there are approximately 4000 abandoned buildings in Lisbon (last counted in 2008), add to that the glaring truth that this is also one of Europe’s fastest shrinking urban populations and what you have a harvest of neglected deserted edifices scattered throughout it’s limits.
See what we saw:
Our obsession with abandoned, neglected decaying buildings soared to new heights in Lisbon. I have to be careful what I say for it wouldn’t be right to give away too much detail about these locations. Seek and ye shall find.
The immense trepidation and overwhelmingly claustrophobic mix of anxiety, fearful inner disquiet, and at times utter disgust I feel whilst exploring the interior of such places is almost explosive. I wont deny that leaving each place is followed with a tremendous sense of PHEW!!! Relief! Combined together, somewhere within is the thrill of why I do this. I am addicted.
Big love to Hiro for the smashing pictures.
✈ Currently listening to: Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun.
“We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
On and on and on we are calling out and out again
Never looking down I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me”