16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Tia Maria do Céu hosts a grocery/coffee shop in a remote village in the North of Portugal.
Her groceries/coffee shop ends up being the news' center in the village.
She's the greatest story-teller and a very genuine person.
What attracted me the most was her beauty and somehow the resemblance of a renaissance character.
From time to time I visit this village.
It has been a few years that I wanted to photograph her, and now, I've finally earned her trust to do it.
© Jose F. Costa.
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||Sept. 3, 2018, 2:56 p.m.