Hidden in the mountains just south of Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela is a picturesque schist village called Piódão. Built by the jews in the 15th century by natural materials from the mountains; schist and wood. Schist houses with slate roofs, which blend with the irregular pavement of the streets and with the colors of the mountain. All windows and doors are painted blue and its still unknown in the history why. There is a story about, because how isolated the village was (and still is), they didn’t´t have acces to much civilization. But one day a a bucket of blue paint arrived to the village and with no other choice, this was the paint to use. Above the doorways you see wooden crosses nailed. They’re made from bay tree wood that has been blessed to ward off evil spirits. The villagers live from agriculture and are also wonderful honeymakers, but turism is also an income for the village today. The last three pictures are from landscapes nearby.
During the summer I shot landscapes of central Portugal. It was my first visit to these magnificent mountains and they blew me away. Immediately I felt connected with nature and and its greatness was very visible here among the rocks, gorges, lakes, rivers and trees. Very sadly this area was exposed to a horrible fire last october and the destructions seen were beyond belief; An area the size of Holland is burned. So the old gorgeous forrests have disappearred in many areas and the trees now stand black and burned, while new plants and eucalyptus trees are appearing from the ground.
Proud to present a new cookbook 1900 til Bords by Hannah Lund. I have been fortunate to be on this lovely project and shoot all the photos in the book. The recipies are from Hannah´s family from year 1902 to 1970. The splendid graphics are made by Le Lyhne Fischer. You can see retaliers or buy the book here: https://www.bloodyamateurs.dk/product-page/1900-til-bords-af-hannah-lund N