Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace (II)

Information + winter shot here.
(Click on the first photo for a better view)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Messy sky

7pm yesterday. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Reading

80s condo block facing the ocean at São Pedro do Estoril

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The sea lover king

Member of several scientific institutions, King Carlos (1863-1908) distinguished himself as oceanographer and naturalist. From 1896 to 1907, he supervised twelve oceanographic campaigns off the Portuguese coast, aboard the 4 royal yachts "Amelia". He collected a lot of zoological material as well as physical and chemical data that he used as a remarkable work of scientific dissemination including several exhibitions and the publication of books and reports. Most of this zoological collection and documents are now kept at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium Museum.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shadows

Environmental Interpretation Center, Ponta do Sal

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cork work

Cais do Sodré subway terminal, Lisbon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Plastic World


Planet Earth made of broken pieces of plastic at the Sea Promenade, Cascais

Friday, September 18, 2009

Forte da Cruz

This Neo Medieval style construction (1895) is now the residence of the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Check these photos I've posted one year ago to see the whole building and its location.
(Click on both pics to enlarge them)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wind

Jardim Constantino, Nova Oeiras

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Peeping at the subway

Campo Grande terminal. (Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Small tower

Private house at Parede

Monday, September 14, 2009

Textures

Seaside rocky area. (Click to enlarge)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Snails

Small bar at Cascais

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Reflections

Modern buildings, Lisbon

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Old fountain detail

Oeiras downtown park, Jardim Municipal. (Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tequila

Graffiti detail on the railroad Lisbon-Cascais.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Diário de Notícias

Diário de Notícias is a daily newspaper founded in 1864. The building (1940) stands at Avenida da Liberdade, in Lisbon. (Click to enlarge)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The King and the Bridge

Christ the King and 25th of April Bridge over the Tagus River on a hot misty day, as seen from Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon's lung.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tiled building

One of many (early 19th century) at Oeiras downtown.

Those who enjoy portuguese tiles might like to check the National Tile Museum housed in a convent founded in 1509. Here is the site.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Opuntia

Like all true cactus species, the genus Opuntia is native only to the Americas. There are about 200 species known as Prickly Pears or Nopales (Mexico) and some adapted quite well to the portuguese climate. These plants have had an important role in Native American cultures in medical use, as an intoxicant, in dye production and also in the mexican cuisine, as many are edible, both plant and fruit (a Nopal can be found in the Coat of Arms of Mexico).
The smaller pics show two species of 'figs'.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Smallest bar

Sea Promenade, São João do Estoril. (Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Theme Day: BIG

The Belém Cultural Center (CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém) is the largest building with cultural facilities in Portugal. Western Lisbon, 1992.
(Click on the photo to enlarge)

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