Monday, May 31, 2010

Passing Train

From the foreground to the back:
- Moitas Beach
- Restaurants on the Sea Promenade
- Lisbon-Cascais railroad
- Estrada Marginal, the coastal road connecting Lisbon to Cascais
(no visible cars in the photo)
- Private houses

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shoe Repair Service

How many can you find nowadays?
Shopping mall at Oeiras

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Grey Agave

Resting spot on the Sea Promenade at Cascais

Friday, May 28, 2010

Decay (V)

Downtown Oeiras

Thursday, May 27, 2010

''Happy Hour #2''

Bruno Pacheco's oil on canvas on display at the Oeiras Cultural Center

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Lady of the Conception Chapel

Conceição Beach, Cascais
This small chapel next to the ocean survived the earthquake followed by a tsunami in 1755 without much damage.
In 1646 King João IV has stated Our Lady of Conception would be the patroness of the portuguese kingdom.
This is why you can find religious buildings having her name all over the country and in former colonies such as Brazil, Angola, Mozambique or Goa (India).
There also are forts named after the saint in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Iran (Hormuz Island) and East Timor.
Parish, square or institution names can be found too in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Saint Thomas & Prince or Macao (China).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Old Street Lamp

Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Are You Talking To Me?

Sixteen of these guys decorate the façades of the abandoned building which, hopefully, will become the Museum of Sports in 2011.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010


Paço de Arcos Beach

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vandalism (II)

I found this vandalized statue about one year ago and to my surprise it's even more damaged now. Check the difference by clicking here.
Downtown Oeiras Park

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vestige of a Monarchy

Portuguese crown and shield at the Cascais Bay
As to the buildings in the background, formerly private houses, are now small hotels although the black roofed one is for navy officers only.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Joana's Wonderland

Joana Vasconcelos' exhibition: entrance and next room housing 'Contamination'

Monday, May 17, 2010

Three Shadows in a Row

Lage Creek at Downtown Oeiras

Sunday, May 16, 2010

If you can't beat them, join them!

Tram cables can many times ruin your photos so, instead of avoiding them, let's face this post as a kind of a tribute! :-)
A private house stands in the background.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Living in the Shade

Tree Ferns at the SAMS Hospital yard, Lisbon

Friday, May 14, 2010

Luís de Camões

Luís Vaz de Camões (1524-1580) is considered Portugal's greatest poet. He is best remembered for his epic 'Os Lusíadas' (The Lusiads), a fantastic interpretation of the portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries, written in the homeric fashion after his return from the Indies.
This bust is one of four at the Poets Cascade, Oeiras Palace gardens

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A quiet place to have lunch right in the heart of the city
Edward VII Park, Lisbon

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'Men in the Cities'

Robert Longo's drawings (1979) on display at the CCB

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For sale

Brand new restoration works have somehow given a more modern look to these old houses at Oeiras

Monday, May 10, 2010

Decay (IV)

This is supposed to be the oldest street at Oeiras

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Contrast (III)

Cristóbal Gabarrón's sculpture and the side façade of the Rossio Train Station building, Lisbon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fancy a swim?

Beach dressing cart (19th century)
Museum of the Sea at Cascais

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Art Nouveau house at Monte Estoril

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back Home

Gardens of the Cascade, Royal Country Estate at Caxias
All statues have been removed for restoration and are now little by little coming back to their original places, but there's something weird with these as they don't seem to fit on the fountain/pond pedestals...
The cascade in the background of the top pic is not working (yet?) and the garden library (bottom pic) still needs urgent work.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sneakers Delight

A favourite footwear shop in Lisbon

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Alberto Carneiro's 'Cane Field' (1968), Oeiras Cultural Center

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Theme Day: Statues

Palmela Palace (18th century), Lisbon
The building currently houses the Attorney General's Office