About the Book
In 2010, I visited Lisbon for 3 days in December, mainly to explore the city by foot with my camera (and my iPhone) The result is in this book. The main chapters are a stroll along the tram lines, an evening exploration of the Bairro Alto, and a visit late in the day to the Belém Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art followed by a night walk along the coast past the Belém Tower. And on the last (foggy) day I discovered the eerie ‘Cemitério dos Prazeres’- a formerly grand cemetery fonded in 1833 when the city was hit by an outbreak of cholera. It’s name, ‘Cimetery of Pleasures’ is not rooted in unvoluntary humor but comes from the nearby neighborhhod of the same name.
Urs Boegli is an economist by training with work in International Organisations and Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2007/2008, he has studied photography at the Zürich (Switzerland) GAF, the Group of Autodidactic Photographers (Class GAF 12.07.zh) with Roland Iselin.