Velharias Morais

Vila Real, Portugal

This antique shop is more like a museum. Manuel Morais started accumulating his “empire” of objects in 1991, when he was emigrated in Switzlerland and would ship objects to Portugal for when he’d move back home. The Morais family eventually moved back in 2010, and have over 10 rooms packed with objects ranging from Swiss medals to a pair of Ski boots. What fascinates me about this place is the random composition which formed over the years and how Sr. Morais can still remember where every single object came from.