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23 April 2014
Ghost towns

On a recent road trip in the Algarve, Alexa Firmenich was struck by the many disused and derelict properties – a result of Portugal’s soaring rental costs.

The signs are everywhere. Above narrow streets, their crumbling walls peeling with paint and azure ceramic tiles, the town’s wrought-iron balconies are decorated with large placards. On each is printed VENDE SE – proclai…

Alexa Firmenich

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