Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Os Gémeos

Installation by brazilian artists 'Os Gémeos' (The Twins) on display at the CCB, Lisbon

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

By the River

Altis Belém (Hotel & Spa), western Lisbon

Monday, June 28, 2010

(Young) Dupond & Dupont?

Oeiras Summer Fair
P.S. Thanks to Hilda I know now Dupond & Dupont are called Thomson & Thompson in the U.S.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Looking Up

Bairro Alto narrow streets,  Lisbon

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Arabic Graffiti

Sea Promenade at Carcavelos Beach

Friday, June 25, 2010

Not To Miss

Oeiras Cultural Center

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Castle Hill

The Lisbon Castle, also know as São Jorge Castle, was conquered to the Moorish by the first portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1147.
Although the downtown was totally destroyed by the earthquake in 1755, the castle survived without much damage.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Red Hot + Blue

Downtown Oeiras Park

Monday, June 21, 2010

Church Entrance

Santo António Church at Estoril
It was destroyed by the earthquake in 1755 and rebuilt three years later.
(I don't know what's a screen (and speakers) doing there... Maybe it has something to do with the broadcasting of the Pope recent visit, so I hope it's temporary!)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stone House

Built with local rocks between 1903 and 1905, facing the ocean, at Parede

Saturday, June 19, 2010

José Saramago

Portuguese literature is poorer now

Friday, June 18, 2010

In a Row

Probably the oldest beach bar on this coast
Parede Beach

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thorny Trunk

Big Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa) with the usual weird top
Downtown Oeiras Park

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

São João das Maias Fortress

Sea Promenade at Santo Amaro, Oeiras
This small fortress was built in 1644 and has recently been restored.
The bottom shot (restoration works) shows the state of decay the Ministry of Defence has let the building get to.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Survivor

This Baroque statue of St. John Nepomucene was originally decorating the Alcantara Bridge destroyed by the big earthquake in 1755.
Carmo Archaeological Museum at the Carmo Convent ruins, Lisbon

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mini Stonehenge

A lot of 'benches' at Baden-Powell Park, Carcavelos

Friday, June 11, 2010

Avenida Palace

Lisbon, 1892
(Shame on the plastic cover...)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bent Pine Tree

Small (decorative?) old tower and menhir like rocks at Quinta da Alagoa Park, Carcavelos

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Old White House

This photo could have been taken at an old village lost in the countryside.
 Actually I found this house at about 500 metres from my place in a neighbourhood I seldom go for a walk.
Temperatures have dropped to 17ºC and it was raining all night long... Crazy weather!

Monday, June 7, 2010


I wonder what the 'landlord' looks like! :-)
Downtown Oeiras Park

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wet benches

It's obvious why there's a railing on this spot! :-)
Sea Promenade at Monte Estoril

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Staircase Details

Palácio do Egipto (18th century), Oeiras Cultural Center

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Decay (VI)

Neo-Arabic building (19th century) in Lisbon
It seems Scheherazade is gone for good! :-)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Unemployment rate: 10,8%

Crowded Carcavelos Beach on a week day
Thanks to the incompetent politicians (to say the least) who have ruled this country in the last years (or shall I say decades?), Portugal has reached its highest unemployment rate ever and is now #4 on the unemployment top list of countries inside the EU.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010