Theme 4: “Take the best photo of the place where Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage was arrested in 1797” – Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage is a famous Portuguese poet, arrested in Lisbon in 1797 by the Inquisition.
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On September 21st I took part on the FNAC Photo Marathon in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a 12 hours photo challenge, where we were shooting according to themes given during the day by the FNAC staff. At the end of each theme, a new one was given, making a total of 6. The funny part was that every theme was an enigma: the photographers were given a piece of paper with some sentence from a famous author and we had to figure out – using our smartphones almost all the time – who was the author behind that sentence. After that, we had to photograph what was being asked. So we were a group of approximately 130 energic and exhausted people receiving papers after papers, typing fast on our smatphones in order to discover what we really had to do, and then moving around the city in any kind of transportation available – some people even took cabs! And since I am not from Lisbon, I had a hard time in recognizing those authors, and especially the places where I was supposed to go next. I thank some angels that guided me without fearing that I could steal their ideas 🙂