Monday, November 30, 2009

Rossio Square

Rossio is the popular name of the King Pedro IV Square, a meeting point at Lisbon downtown. Queen Maria II National Theater stands in the background.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The changing colour cube

Artwork by João Paulo Feliciano
CCB (Belém Cultural Center)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Standing lion

Jeronimus Monastery cloister patio

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Amália (II)

The Electricity Museum currently houses the second part of the Amália Exhibit.
Check this post for some information.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Looking out

CCB (Belém Cultural Center)
(Click to enlarge)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Late afternoon

Lisbon roofs
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

A slice of red sky

All windows were open when, suddenly, the air became red inside the house. I ran to the balcony and took this shot. The colour was so intense that it seems I have used a red filter, but I don't even own one!... :-)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

African Soul (II)

The Berardo Collection, Lisbon
More exhibit photos at Joanne's INSPIRATION blog

Friday, November 20, 2009

African Soul

The Berardo Collection, Lisbon

Thursday, November 19, 2009


About 1.500 years old, Niger
African Soul Exhibition - the Berardo Collection

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Reflections in the mirrored Beatles.
(Check previous post)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles at the entrance of  MUDE, the Design and Fashion Museum, currently housing the It's Forbidden to Forbid exhibition, the coolest and craziest exhibit in Lisbon at the moment - an amazing display of 60s and 70s international items very much under a 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' atmosphere (shame photos are not allowed inside). The Augusta Street Arch stands in the background.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Huge fern in one of the CCB (Belém Cultural Center) patios.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Oeiras train station (Lisbon-Cascais railroad)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Alexander Calder

Current exhibition at Palácio do Egipto, Oeiras Cultural Center.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Corner house

The upside down blue boat tells me a fisherman lives there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Triumphal Arch

Artwork by Xana made of 2.500 plastic boxes at the Electricity Museum yard.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Manueline arches

Jeronimus Monastery cloister patio
(Click to enlarge)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009


Amália Rodrigues (1920-1989), singer and actress, was the maximum exponent of Portugal's popular music, the Fado, and so, the greatest international portuguese celebrity and the most admired and loved star in the country. She also sang poems turned music of several portuguese poets and, in fact, Variety's magazine chose her in 1959 as one of the four best female singers in history.
On the 10th anniversary of her death, the 'Amália Exhibit' takes place at the CCB (Belém Cultural Center).

Estoril, 1966

Thursday, November 5, 2009


MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Twilight time

A very popular restaurant/beer house in a pond next to the Tagus River (background).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'Reclining Figure: Arch Leg'

Henry Moore's sculpture at the CCB gardens. In the background: 25th of April Bridge and the Monument to the Dicoveries (check this post to see some details).
Click on both pics for a better view.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jeronimus Church

This is what's behind the doors I posted yesterday as seen from the upper choir, the only place where you are allowed to take photos (what I really found difficult to do...). Click to enlarge both pics for a better view of the church even though they don't do it justice...