Catarina Sobral was born on the charismatic Sofia Street, but her youth was spent between trips on a railway line that no longer exists – the Lousã Line. She studied arts at Avelar Brotero High School where she never remembers ever to get bad weather. Instead, she remembers the fog of the roasted chestnuts in the streets of Baixa, the irregular stairways of Quebra Costas and the refreshing feeling of delight, under the shade of the Alameda das Tílias, in the Jardim Botanico. The TAGV, where it attended cultural programming, exhibited its animated film at the Caminhos do Cinema Português festival in 2018. Curiously, the Coimbra’s screens of the old shopping centers – Girassolum and Avenida – also contributed to its cinematographic attraction. If you want to discover more places and landscapes scattered by the city, open this map and prepare to walk. Climb to the tower of the University of Coimbra, greet the Goat (the iconic name for the tower’s bell) and hear it call for its students. Then, expect an excellent cardio exercise from the Baixa to the Alta and the periphery to the urban center.
This is the new title from the collection My City, which presents cities across the world to unfold and discover through the eyes of illustrators who were born or live there. Each book comprises a fold-out map and 12 places described and illustrated in a every personal way by the artists.