Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Palácio dos Arcos


The Palace of the Arches dates back to the late 15th century, but it was rebuilt 300 years later according to its original façade. It obvsiously needs urgent restoration work and still I don't see any signs...
(Click on the photos for a better view)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Coco


Beautiful Keira on a billboard by the railroad

Friday, October 23, 2009

After the storm


Beaches have allready been cleaned up but still no sun...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Temptation of St. Anthony


Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych painting (circa 1500).
MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga's permanent exhibit.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bad weather



A big storm hit us last night. Heavy rains and strong winds brought chaos to many areas. I found this pool right behind my house. It seems 'summer' is definitely gone now...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Past and present


Lisbon harbour as seen from MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga gardens.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

The big blue

São Pedro Beach (Click to enlarge)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BLOG ACTION DAY '09


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Sign on the cliffs at São Pedro do Estoril

Every winter in the last years, bars, restaurants and even summer houses are destroyed (or have to be abandoned) at the most critical areas of the Portuguese coast line.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shade

Ponta do Sal Café

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

First of season

Despite the heat (30ºC again!), mushrooms have shown up after last monday and tuesday heavy rains.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

MNAA

Housed in a grand palace dating back to 1690, the MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga has an amazing European art collection, bursting with Portuguese works, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and furniture. There is also a superb collection of decorative art from Africa, India, China and Japan.

The museum currently houses the Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries exhibition. Nearly 300 extraordinary objects gathered from museums in China, India, Japan, South America and Europe speak to the cultural exchange that took place between Portuguese explorers and people in Africa, India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Japan and Brazil. Don't miss this if you are in Lisbon until sunday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Grey day (III)

... or ''The King and the Bridge (II)''. A different perspective here. (Click to enlarge the photo)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Grey Day (II)

São Domingos de Rana Parish Church.
The original building didn't survive the earthquake in 1755.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Grey day

Old fountain and bench at Jardim Municipal, Oeiras downtown park.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fog

A glorious sunshine gave place to this amazing fog in just a couple of minutes, two days ago at 5.30pm. It was funny watching everyone leave the beach at the same time. Well, almost everyone... (Click to enlarge)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Theme Day: Contrast

Alexander Calder's work (1968) and Jeronimus Monastery (early 16th century) at Belém, western Lisbon.

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