Voice: Sofia Saldanha.

0. Introduction

Street sounds

 

Sofia: Welcome to “I not know what tomorrow will bring – the Fernando Pessoa audiotour”. We are going to enter Fernando Pessoa’s universe, but be aware of yourself and your surroundings. Pay special attention to the traffic and commuters. Lisbon is a busy city, and there are sometimes many many tourists.

 

Carris worker voice, flock of sheep

 

Sofia:  Make sure that the sound volume does not take you away from where you are. Turn it off when you cross the street.

 

Carris worker voice, flock of sheep

 

Sofia: The audiotour is divided in 15 episodes with two geographical parts: the first is in Lisbon’s downtown, and the second part is in the neighbourhood of Campo de Ourique. You can use the map to find the stops. Once you have arrived, feel free to wander around while you listen to the episode. Some of the audio is designed to be listened to while you are walking from one stop to the next. So we will let you know when that happens.

 

Birds singing

 

We suggest that you follow the episodes in order, but if you don’t, don’t worry. Take this journey at your own pace. My name is Sofia Saldanha, I am the producer of this documentary and I will be your guide.

 

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Street sounds

 

The name Fernando is of German origin and means "bold traveller". So it's maybe a little ironic that Fernando Pessoa spent most of his adult life here in Lisbon. He was a writer, a poet, a philosopher, an astrologer, an inventor and he also worked as a translator in many of the offices and buildings around us. The story we are about to hear will be told by the people who have studied Fernando Pessoa’s legacy. And we will also hear from two people who met him: his nephews. I hope you enjoy the tour.