Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cidadela Historic Hotel

Fort of Our Lady of Light (15th century) at Cascais

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Monster

Sea Promenade at Monte Estoril (previous post)
A (ugly) Art Deco hotel was torn down to give place to this (ugly) new building.
The small building on the left is the original and still in use Monte Estoril train station (1889).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tamariz Beach

... in the background as seen from the Sea Promenade at Monte Estoril

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shady Stairs

18th century Lisbon

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Look

Work by Arraiano at Cascais
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Serial Killer

Originally from tropical Asia, the Red Palm Weevil has spread to Africa and Europe, reaching Portugal in 2007. Thousands of Palm Trees are dying thanks to its larvae which can excavate holes in the trunk up to one meter long. New alternative technologies using semiochemicals and bio insecticides are being developed to more effectively control this devastating pest.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras at Oeiras

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vhils' Faces (2 of 2)

Vhils' "Dissection" solo exhibit at Edp Foundation (Electricity Museum), Lisbon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vhils' Faces (1 of 2)

Vhils is the tag name of Portuguese graffiti/street artist Alexandre Farto. His work took him around the world - his "signature" can be found in many countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas or Australia. 
This is his second solo exhibit in Portugal (check the previous post). 
For other works I've posted click here, here and here or check his site.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What Is This?

This large installation made of polystyrene is part of an exhibition on display at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon, but to understand it you have to climb the structure shown below, so I will post a shot taken from above tomorrow.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Decay (CVII)

Portuguese tiles-inspired painting by Add Fuel at Cascais
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Chapel Of Our Lady Of The Conception

Conceição Beach, Cascais
The chapel on the right, although damaged by the Great Earthquake in 1755, survived the tsunami that followed it.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Inside The Citadel

Fort of Our Lady of Light (15th century) at Cascais
Here you can find a hotel, a church, a museum, art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and a disco.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Watching The Ships Go By

Espelho d'Água (check the two previous posts)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Living Wall

Espelho d'Água (check the previous post)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Espelho d'Água

Belém, Lisbon
This late Art Deco building has been restored and transformed into a modern and minimalist cafe.
The Monument to the Discoveries stands in the background.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I really don't care that much about Oleanders - they are everywhere! - but I have to admit they brighten up our summers.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Decay (CVI)

Abandoned house at Oeiras
This is my contribution to the CDP September Theme Day: "Rust and Ruins"
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rear View

Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras at Oeiras

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Light And Shadows

Old narrow street at Cascais

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Praia da Rainha (Queen's Beach) at Cascais

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pergola House

Guest house at Cascais

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Terreiro do Paço

Lisbon's largest square

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Office Building

Miraflores, Algés

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tourists (Melting) In The Shade

Carmo Convent (1389), Lisbon
(I took this shot on a VERY hot day)

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Miraflores, Algés

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Money vs. Natural Environment

These 54 hectare woods next to Carcavelos Beach are the last green lung in the area and will soon disappear to give place to 906 housing units, a hotel and a commercial zone. 
There has been vigorous opposition specifically directed towards the president of the parish council, who approved the project when she had previously slammed it (she's a member of the party currently in power...).
According to SOS–Save Our Surf, an association of surfers that collectively operate around 30 surfing schools on Carcavelos Beach, the entire building project is sited too near the beach and will impact on wave quality by obstructing offshore wind flow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Main Entrance

Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras (18th century) at Oeiras

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Don't F... My Job"

Mural at Alcântara, Lisbon: workers protest in front of the Parliament.
According to Internal Security report, 2.859 protests/demonstrations took place in Portugal in 2013.
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tiny Door

Abandoned building at Alcântara, Lisbon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two Chimneys

Restored little building at Lisbon

Monday, August 11, 2014

Underground Tunnel (6)

Alcântara, Lisbon
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, August 8, 2014

"SURF Made In Portugal"

MUDE (Museum of Design and Fashion), downtown Lisbon

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Early Morning

Martim Moniz Square, Lisbon

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Martim Moniz Square, Lisbon