Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bar Moinho (III)

Some more shots of this beach bar here.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A weekday in May

I took this shot around 5pm yesterday (35ºC). Now can you imagine how crowded this beach will be in the peak on summer? That's why I've started going to my 'secret hidden places' on this coast. I will only be back here next October...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Captain Nemo?

Maybe due to the world crisis he was forced to use the small floating boat instead of the big beautiful Nautilus... :-)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

30ºC ... and counting!


Fountain top at the Oeiras Palace gardens
 
Bacchus needs an urgent appointment with the dermatologist to help him with the sunburn on his leg! :-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cirque du Soleil

Yesterday I attended 'VAREKAI'. What a show! They were fabulous, as allways! The grand finale is simply out of this world!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Old bench (V)

Jardim Municipal, Oeiras downtown park.
More 18th century benches here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Masts

Oeiras Marina

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fishermen

Santo Amaro beach

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old bench (IV)

What I find really interesting here is the use of an abstract pattern (red wine coloured tiles) in the 18th century.
Oeiras Palace gardens.
More old benches here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Contemplating Bugio

Santo Amaro beach.
Bugio Fortress dates from 1593 but the construction of the lighthouse on top of the central tower is uncertain, although it is known to have been modernized in 1836. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Abandoned house

A shameful sight at Parede.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cycads

A full grown specimen on this post.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cais do Sodré Train Station

This Deco building dates from 1928.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baywatch

Santo Amaro beach. São João das Maias Fortress, built 1644, stands in the background. (Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Speaking of windmills...

In the last decades old windmills have been restored and transformed into summer country houses, like this one located in southern Portugal (west coast).

As this post is an off-topic (nothing to do with Oeiras) I leave you with Falcão Azul (Blue Hawk), an helicopter company whose site has some interesting aerial views of Lisbon and other parts of central and southern Portugal. Click on the engish version and it will automatically show you the five clips (options on the right).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Windmill (II)

Wheather is getting better now!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Old Bench Detail


Oeiras Palace gardens

Sunday, May 10, 2009

All alone

Summer is gone... again! Temperatures have dropped, the sky is cloudy and everything looks gray... By the way, can you see the surfer?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The hunting house

''Whose embalmed heads are they after all?''

Leonor Pêgo's exhibition/instalation at the Old Olive Oil Press building, Oeiras.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The south wing

Oeiras Palace seen from Jardim Municipal, the downtown park.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Scuba divers

Graffiti detail at Santo Amaro beach.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Old bench (II)

''In a lifetime a joyful soul makes the days look wonderful''
Oeiras downtown park. (Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Car wash

Logo on top of the building.

It looks like summer is here again (the third time this year); hope it's for good now! According to the weather report temperature will raise to about 30º C (86ºF) today.

A couple of days ago I was honored with the Kreative Blogger Award. Thank you so much, SP (Art of the City), and congratulations on your great blog!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Old bench

'Govinda' vegan restaurant, Oeiras.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A little canvas play...

... on a common beach shot taken at Cascais.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May theme day: Shadows

Modern statue of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo (1699-1782), 1st Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras. He was King José I's PM and also the man responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. In recognition of his work, the king gave him a lot of land and a complex of new buildings including a palace, west of the city. This is how Oeiras was born 250 years ago.
You can see his other statue in Lisbon on this post.

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