Bruce Gillingham Pollard recently took a break from the office to explore Lisbon, Portugal’s ‘City of light’. In the wake of Portugal’s economic recession, Lisbon has emerged an avant-garde, cultural hub of restless creativity, its ancient foundations reinvigorated with a vibrant, youthful energy. Nowhere does this new Lisbon synchronize so eloquently with its historic bedrock than within the gates of LX Factory.
This strip of delapidated fabric factories, now decked out with vibrant street art, has reinvented itself as a hub of cafés, bars, independent art spaces, vintage shops, restaurants, concept stores, yoga studios and music venues. Of all LX Factory’s enticing qualities, we found ourselves most impressed by its integrity.