This is the setting of my childhood and that of my mother before me. My grandmother still lives in the same pombaline house she and my grandfather rented in Rua do Século (Lisbon, Portugal) when they were married in 1939. My mother was born here and it was here that I lived until I was 13 (and yet for another year when I was 18). Things looked considerably better when I was a child than they do now. There was no graffiti, no vandalism and almost no cars. Looking at these pictures, it is hard to believe that this road was actually dual carriage until the late 1970's.
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