Friday, April 30, 2010

Art Deco at the Park


Edward VII Park (A general view and some information here)

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Book Fair


237 booths waiting for the opening day which, in fact, is today.
Edward VII Park, Lisbon (click here)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Triggerfish


Being a marine life lover I was very glad to see for the first time these guys on the seashore.
Oeiras Marina

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Casa das Histórias


Paula Rego's 'House of Stories', a new museum at Cascais (2009) designed by Eduardo Souto Moura.

She's the most famous living portuguese female painter, shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1989 and awarded the Degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the Oxford University in 2005.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Orchids


At a neighbour's yard

Friday, April 23, 2010

Distortions


Bica Funicular (1892), Lisbon

Mirrrored funicular by Alexandre Farto, a talented guy who started as a graffiter at the age of thirteen. It's his contribution to 'Art in Motion', a project consisting of decorating the emblematic funiculars in the city.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to ruin a façade


A bank in Lisbon... Total disrespect!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Death Star


Robert Longo's sphere made of thousands of copper bullets at the entrance of the CCB Museum.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Solar Palmeiras


A small hotel in a 19th century manor facing the mouth of the Tagus River estuary at Paço de Arcos

Monday, April 19, 2010

Contrast (II)


Historic district of Belém (western Lisbon)
Some of the buildings in the background have survived the earthquake that destroyed the city in 1755. Have a closer look here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Decay (III)


Royal Estate at Caxias (18th century)
Some 'light' decay can be quite charming but this is truly shocking! This is not a private house whose owners have no more money to restore it... Although a bit humble, it's a historic building!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Bride"


Joana Vasconcelos' artwork made of thousands of o.b. tampons on display at the CCB.
'The Bride' (2001) was one of the highlights at the 51st Venice Biennale.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On its Way to the Ocean


Marianas Creek, up on the cliffs and on the area between the tides

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Bunch Of Horses


This was once the farm owned by the first Count of Oeiras, the founder of the city, and it's just about one hundred meters from the historic downtown.
Who said I don't live in the countryside? :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cartuxa Convent Church

 

I have found this by accident while I was walking at Caxias.
Unfortunatelly the site (built in 1736) was closed so I took this shot through the gate.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Old Park


Jardim Municipal, downtown Oeiras

Friday, April 9, 2010

For Men and Horses


Lisbon-Oeiras-Cascais coastal road.
According to the sign, the construction of these fountains dates back to 1775. However, the tiles don't look that old but I couldn't find any information about restoration works having been done.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sour Fig


This south african succulent (Carpobrotus edilus) thrives in rocky/sandy soils on the seashore. It blooms once a year and it's a feast for the eyes. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's hot!

Small park pond at Oeiras
After the worst winter I can remember, we had a decent hot spring day at last: 22ºC at 7pm. Now this is the country I'm used to! :-)

Monday, April 5, 2010

''Now Everybody (for W. R. Fassbinder) I''


A rather intriguing title for the artwork by Robert Longo on display at the CCB.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Black Roofs

Side façade of a private house at Cascais

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Small Fountain

 Albatroz Boutique Hotel at Cascais

Friday, April 2, 2010

Grey... again!

 This is NOT a b&w shot...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Theme Day: RED

'Red Independent Heart' by Joana Vasconcelos
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This HUGE heart is now part of a group of three hanging and rotating in a black circular room at the CCB. All hearts (red, golden and black) are made of twisted plastic forks and knives, based on the gold filigree pendant traditionally handicrafted in the city of Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal.
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