CEO and founder of the Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave
Adrian Wreckler, on Independent.ie, reports:
Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit has secured a whopping €110m from the Portuguese government to stay in Lisbon for the next 10 years.
The company had been engaged in “a competitive tender process” with other European cities over the last year.
The deal also includes what the Web Summit describes as a “€3 billion buyout clause”, should another city want to tempt the event away from Lisbon.
Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit secures new €110m deal to stay in Lisbon for ten years (Independent.ie)
Sarah Callaghan, from Dublin, writes:
Portuguese wildfires as seen from Albuferia…
Portugal says major wildfire will take days to put out (ABC News)
Previously: From Iran With Love
Pictures by Taylor Moore of the bewildering and spectacularly bonkers Quinta da Regaleira in Grand Lisboa, Portugal, located near the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra (and included within its designated ‘cultural landscape’).
The estate was developed between 1904 and 1910 by Portuguese entomologist Carvalho Monteiro, who commissioned Italian architect Luigi Manini to construct a series of enigmatic buildings combining the gargoyles, steeples, chapels and towers of Gothic, Renaissance, Roman and Manueline styles with symbolism relating to Masonry, alchemy, the Knights Templar and the Rosicrucians, not to mention fantasy grottoes, caves and a deep dry well ringed with a spiral staicase.
Currently owned by the Sintra Town Hall, it was opened to the public in 1998.
More pix here.