Friday, October 17, 2014

National Coach Museum


Royal Riding Arena (1787), Belém, Lisbon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Coming Storm


Nova Oeiras
It rained SO heavily for one hour that Lisbon was flooded (second time this autumn!). Something is very wrong.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sé Catedral


The construction of the Lisbon Cathedral started in 1150.

Given its age and the multiple restoration works carried out in time, the cathedral is a composite expression of several architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical, combined in a robust structure haloed by an all-engrossing medieval vibe. (lisbon-tourism.com)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Knitting


Downtown Cascais
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Watch Dogs


Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras at Oeiras
(Hope the missing tiles have been taken for restoration)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Broken Concrete



Sea Promenade at Carcavelos
Tides always are very high close to the autumnal equinox but I don't remember seeing such damage this time of the year.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Roofs


Downtown Lisbon

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cascais Billabong Pro 2014


Some of the world's best surfers take on Carcavelos Beach powerful waves, starting today.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Untitled


LXFactory, Lisbon
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Former Church Of São Julião


Downtown Lisbon
Dating back to the 17th century, this church was rebuilt after the 1775 Earthquake and sold to the Banco de Portugal (National Bank) in 1933. The interior has recently been transformed and the building currently houses the Money Museum.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Benches With A View


Carcavelos Beach

Temperatures hit up to 30C. This shot was taken last sunday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Young Surfers


Carcavelos Beach
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This is my contribution to the CDP October Theme Day: "Movement"
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ambrose


Statue of Aurelius Ambrosius (c. 340 - 4 April 397) at Miraflores Park, Algés

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fisherman


Downtown Cascais
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This post is linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Contrast


Tiled buildings at Intendente Square, Lisbon

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Schist Wall


Cafe at Miraflores, Algés

Friday, September 26, 2014

Centenary Tree


Portuguese Cypress with a crown of 23 meters diameter at Príncipe Real Park, Lisbon

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bougainvillea


Old narrow street at Cascais

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On Top Of The Cascade


Check the previous post

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tasso, Homer, Virgil and Camões


Poets Cascade (currently dry) at the gardens of the Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras at Oeiras

Monday, September 22, 2014

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
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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

Stairway


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
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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)