Our destiny was the cradle of the Portuguese nation, Guimarães.
We visited three different places: The Center of Living Science Guimarães (CLSG), the Platform of Arts José Guimarães and the House of Memory.
The Center of Living Science was, before 1968, a tannery, where they treated the animal skin to be later transformed into clothes or accessories.
There we visited different compartments with different themes: engineering related with bridges, testing intensity of sound, the operation of an infrared camera, intelligent home appliances, robotics, recycling water bottles, a panoramic view of the solar system, special communication!
One of the things I enjoyed the most was that they preserved the original building of the tannery!
The Platform of Arts José Guimarães was built for the 2012 European Capital of Culture and there we saw pieces by José Guimarães, Carl Anderson and Miguel Leal. Every piece has a meaning and it is incredible how simple drawings have such a complex meaning. I will never look at a drawing or painting in the same way I looked before this visit. The guide made me appreciate art. Thanks João!
In the House of Memory we visited two spaces, Territory and Community. In the Territory we saw pieces related with Guimarães and its changes along the years. In the Community we saw objects related with the people and their culture and values. Valentine’s love scarves or the sword of King Afonso Henriques are good examples.
This visit was amazing! I could understand more about science and I started to appreciate art!
João Oliveira nº14 10ºB
Tuesday, 8th MAY 2018