Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tiled balcony

Oeiras Palace south wing
(Click to enlarge)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Old bench (VII)

Ribeira da Laje, the small river that crosses downtown Oeiras, runs between the two walls but can't be seen from this angle.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monument to the Discoveries

Check this post for information and some details.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The church and the river

Lisbon Cathedral (built 1150) contemplates the Tagus estuary. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, January 25, 2010


Joana Vasconcelos' work made of wine bottles on display at the CCB (Belém Cultural Center). Check this post for a day view. Another work of hers here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Fruits hanging on the tree through January

Friday, January 22, 2010

# 3

Downtown Paço de Arcos

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Another grey day

Downtown Oeiras Park

Sunday, January 17, 2010

At risk

Santo Amaro Beach
This stormy winter has been a great threat to buildings on the seashore.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Magic Bus

Small record shop

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Carmo Archaeological Museum

Carmo Convent ruins - open air section (photos are strictly forbidden inside)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Old building at downtown Oeiras

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


(Click to enlarge)
Little garden on top of an old wall

Monday, January 11, 2010

Coldest day this winter

The title says it all, so I spent the day at home watching what was going on in many parts of the country.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Closed for holidays

To my Arizona readers: does this look familiar? :-)
Well it's just one of my favourite beach bars on the Sea Promenade.
I took this picture yesterday. Today it's colder, cloudy and rainy and one third of the country is under snow. The polar cold wave is hitting us now.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jardim Municipal (II)

Downtown Oeiras Park, a bit sad in winter

Friday, January 8, 2010

Top window

Old building at downtown Oeiras

Thursday, January 7, 2010


If you look at the first pic and think this was a beautiful day, click on the second to see how much it was raining just a couple of hours earlier!...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Children's Park has turned green

Downtown Oeiras Park
(I have no idea what the ground is made of but the material seems to be some kind of cork or rubber mix. The thing is its dark brown colour became green once it's covered with moss due to winter rains and the lack of use now.)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Men's Room

Old and new
1- Jeronimus Monastery
2- CCB (Belém Cultural Center)

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Sea

Tile panel made by young students on the Sea Promenade at São João do Estoril

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter look

Tamariz Beach on a cloudy day

Saturday, January 2, 2010

An old fountain on a much older wall

I haven't got any information about this fountain, but the wall is the remnant of a castle built in the 14th century at the Cascais Bay.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January Theme Day: CHANGES

The Carmo Convent dates back to 1389. The building didn't collapse during the great earthquake in 1755 but the church was severely damaged and has never been restored. The place is now an Archaeological Museum displaying, among others, pieces found in the debris all over downtown Lisbon.
Below is a picture of how it looked like before the... changes.

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