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Eclectic informal seating at the Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria

Eclectic informal seating at the Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria

The furniture and decor at Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria is made up of donations from the diverse international community it supports and serves © Carra Santos

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Dinner at the unconventional Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria

Dinner at the unconventional Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria

A large group of French tourists enjoys the seasonal buffet and the lively Festival of Santo Antonio at Cozinha Popolar da Mouraria, Lisboa © Carra Santos

Hand-stencilled street names on rough concrete backdrops

Hand-stencilled street names on rough concrete backdrops

Hand-stencilled street names on rough concrete, with vibrant backdrops of coloured paint or patterned azulejos - Alfama district, Lisbon © Carra Santos

The redeveloped Rio Tejo has provided a peaceful urban perch

The redeveloped Rio Tejo has provided a peaceful urban perch

The Tagus has become a destination and lifesource for Lisboetas and tourists, thriving on the connection to nature, new energy and experiences © Carra Santos

Rainy streets make a palette of greys with daubs of light

Rainy streets make a palette of greys with daubs of light

Rain-soaked Lisbon streets are slick with traffic and streetlights, catching the last rays of sunset from the Rio Tejo and Praça do Comércio © Carra Santos

Ageing azulejos on the streets of Lisbon's Mouraria district

Ageing azulejos on the streets of Lisbon's Mouraria district

Colourful azulejos in a variety of graphic patterns and decorative styles adorn the crumbling buildings in Lisbon's labyrinthine streets © Carra Santos

Eye-catching colour combination near O Castelo de São Jorge

Eye-catching colour combination near O Castelo de São Jorge

Vibrant mustard and scarlet combination with hand-rendered type against a blue sky, in the streets surrounding Lisbon's Castelo de São Jorge © Carra Santos

Detailed works of street artist Vhils by Lisbon's LX Factory

Detailed works of street artist Vhils by Lisbon's LX Factory

Detailed, deconstructive works of prominent Portuguese graffiti/street artist Vhils, near Lisbon's creative mecca, LX Factory, in Alcântara © Carra Santos

Lisbon tuktuks may be cute, but they're highly controversial

Lisbon tuktuks may be cute, but they're highly controversial

Scourge of the city, but way too tempting to tourists. the tuktuks are going electric to reduce emissions and improve residents' daily lives © Carra Santos

Crazy colourways in night-time Nice, at La P'tite Cocotte

Crazy colourways in night-time Nice, at La P'tite Cocotte

The Old Town (Vieille Ville) is the most historic part of Nice, the narrow streets snaking between ancient buildings giving it a medieval feel © Carra Santos

Hand-rendered typography & colourful signage in Nice, France

Hand-rendered typography & colourful signage in Nice, France

Hand-rendered typography and colourful signage designs, painted in vibrant Mediterranean shades, decorate the busy streets of Nice, France © Carra Santos

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