Saltworks - “Sítio das hortas”

Meet the river Tagus that you don’t usually see in tourist advertisements. This is the working Tagus, both the office and the co-work of the many fishermen and salt workers that dedicate their lives to the water. The calendar is dictated by the tide, rocking the boats like a big cradle. The day begins even before sunrise. Rain and cold don’t matter. The day’s earnings can’t be risked. In Portugal, saltworking is an art form and tradition facing extinction, but there are still a few men that wouldn’t trade this openoffice for the comfort and protection of concrete walls.

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