On a tour of Lisbon’s Belém district, I visited the Jerónimos Monastery which is one of the best examples of the Manueline style architecture.

At one time, this monastery was occupied by monks, but today it is used to host important events. One such event was the signing of the EU treaty by Portugal and Spain which took place in the center courtyard of monastery.

It was a Sunday so after walking around the beautiful courtyard, I was fortunate to also witness a service taking place. The choir was singing. The music was heavenly as it soared to the heights of the intricately carved ceiling.

Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.