“Floresta do Ginjal” was the most famous restaurant of the Ginjal pier in Cacilhas. Since its opening in the 30s it became a meeting place bridging both sides of the Tagus river, sought out for lunches, parties and weddings. Six decades elapsed until its doors closed permanently. It was the end of a cycle. The venue would later reopen as a dance hall.
It became a magical, mysterious place, haunted by fascinating types: lovers, dreamers, loners, eternal Casanovas. In common they share a certain time only found in Ginjal. These are real lives with uncomplicated desires and common ambitions. This work is part of a ongoing series which I have been developing since 2014. It attempts to document a time that is not mine, but to which I have been given access.