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"
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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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Unstable Cliffs"

As everything else on the shoreline, this sign at Parede was destroyed after last winter worst storms ever. Why bother to replace it?... If someone dies because of a falling cliff I'm sure there will be signs everywhere!

Monday, August 4, 2014


Original project by Mário Dionísio for Café La Gare (1949)
Mouraria district, Lisbon

This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, August 1, 2014

Silva & Feijóo

Traditional delicatessen shop in business since 1919 at downtown Lisbon

This is my contribution to the CDP August Theme Day: "Take Away Store"
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hotel Compound

Vila Galé Palácio dos Arcos at Paço de Arcos (click here for the main building)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Graffiti Exhibit

Martim Moniz Square, Lisbon
I guess the decayed "tower" in the background may have some historic value or it wouldn't have been left between the two new condos. The access to the building was cut and I didn't see any sign around so I have no idea what it is or what they are going to do with it.
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, July 25, 2014

Holy Water Font

Church of Our Lady of Victory at downtown Lisbon
The original building (1556) collapsed after the 1755 Earthquake. Reconstruction took place between 1765 and 1824.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Decay (CV)

18th century building at downtown Lisbon
The sign tells us the building is under restoration. Really?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aziz's Little Corner

A person is a person because s/he recognizes others as persons. 
Desmond Tutu

Mozambican Mr. Aziz owns a business at the old Mouraria, Lisbon's most multicultural district.
It was early in the morning when I came across this corner and his Cajun/Creole restaurant was still closed. I'll have to come back.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mini Library (For Kids)

Small square at the old Mouraria district, Lisbon

Monday, July 21, 2014


Graffiti exhibition at Martim Moniz Square, Lisbon
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Tourist And The Homeless

Low tide at the old Quay of Columns, Terreiro do Paço Square, Lisbon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fountain Detail

Rossio Square, Lisbon (previous post)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Morning Light

Rossio Square, Lisbon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Underground Tunnel (5)

Alcântara, Lisbon
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Friday, July 11, 2014

Frayed Silk & Two Lizards

Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon

The original silk on the walls tells us this room was not restored yet. Replicas of the different delicate fabrics covering the walls of every room are being made on purpose to replace the old ones. This explains why the restoration of this palace is going on for years and costs a fortune, but it's worth it, of course. 
The crochet covered ceramic lizards are a Joana Vasconcelos' creation and were part of her exhibition at the palace.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Carcavelos Beach at 10 am today

A couple of months earlier:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Garcia de Orta

National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Lisbon

Garcia de Orta was a Portuguese Renaissance physician and naturalist, a pioneer of tropical medicine. 
I come here every ten years to get a yellow fever vaccine which is mandatory for entry in many tropical countries, mainly in Africa.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Decay (CIV)

Abandoned building in Lisbon

Monday, July 7, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire

Great concert at the gardens of the Palace of the Marquis of Pombal at Oeiras