Side façade of a small warehouse by the Tagus River currently housing a bar, Lisbon
Monday, August 30, 2010
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
The last executioner has allegedly lived here (last execution in Portugal took place in 1845).
Alfama is the oldest and most typical Lisbon neighbourhood. The origin of its name is the arabic word Al-hamma meaning bathes or fountains. The Moorish were expelled after the conquest of the city by the first portuguese king, Afonso I, in the 12th century.
The neighbourhood survived the earthquake in 1755 and due to its high location it was not hit by the tsunami.
The architecture in this photo is what we would have seen back in the 16th century.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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The Carmo Convent dates back to 1389 and survived the great earthquake in 1755 but the church was severely damaged and has never been restored. The place currently is an Archaeological Museum displaying, among others, pieces found in the rubble at the downtown Lisbon.
I'll be away for a couple of days. See you next monday.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Pine Tree forest at Carcavelos next to the beach
Fires are a major problem every summer. It's been really hot and more than 6,500 fires have occurred in Portugal just in the last three weeks.
61 firemen have died fighting them in the last decade.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
as seen from Carcavelos on a sunny day
A strange phenomenon: DUST RAIN
Two days ago I have mentioned that, apart from the intense heat, the sky was strangely (and heavily) clouded. What I didn't know was that a gigantic dust cloud from northern Africa was covering central and southern Portugal. Then we had some light rain. When it stopped I went outside and noticied all my plants have turned brown as everything else in the open air. Now can you imagine how messy all cars looked like especially the darker ones?! :-)
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monsanto Forest Park is a protected forest in Lisbon, the largest green patch in the city with almost 1000 ha.
The regulation for the park has occurred in 1934 and the works for replantation were carried out by farmers and prisioners from Monsanto Fort.
Days have been very hot again (fires are everywhere), only in the evenings you can enjoy the outdoors. However today is strangely cloudy and cooler too.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
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When I thought of bright colours Miró's pantings immediatly came to my mind so I went to the current exhibition at the Oeiras Cultural Center but, once more, taking photos was not allowed; therefore this was the only way of doing it without getting caught.