Thursday, September 30, 2010

Barred Window


São João das Maias Fortress (1644)
Santo Amaro Beach, Oeiras

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Barefoot in the Park


Marechal Carmona Park, Cascais
A big Ficus stands in the background

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Decay (XII)


Quinta da Alagoa, Carcavelos
There was once a big farm here originally run by the Jesuits in the 17th century.
Restoration works on this building (late 18th century) have started and stopped soon after a couple of years ago...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Woodland Trail


Next to Carcavelos Beach

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Fishermen Favourite Spot


Tagus estuary at Paço de Arcos

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For more "Sunday Bridges" check Louis' San Francisco Bay DP

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Calm Vs. Violent


The above pic was taken a couple of days ago.
Meanwhile the high tides of September are back and this is how the same beach looks like now:


Parede Beach

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink Ocean


Carcavelos Beach
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For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections #53

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sun Ring


As seen from Santo Amaro Beach yesterday (Oeiras)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Winter Vs. Summer


Old pergola at the Seven Castles Park, Oeiras

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Over the Lage Creek


18th century bridge at the Oeiras Palace gardens
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For more 'Sunday Bridges' check Louis' San Francisco Bay DP

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cloudy Vs. Sunny


Carcavelos Beach
Both shots were taken this week

Friday, September 17, 2010

Vandalism (III)


A vandalized old statue at a forgotten corner of the downtown park, Oeiras

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Much Shorter Days


Carcavelos Beach, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Terreiro do Paço (III)


High tide at the old Column Quay, the south side of the square (see previous posts) bordered by the Tagus River

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Terreiro do Paço (II)


Arcades around the square (previous post)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Terreiro do Paço


Partial view of Lisbon biggest square built after the great earthquake (1755).
King José I is at the center of the square; the Castle, almost hidden by the pine trees, stands in the background.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September High Tides


The high tides of September have started and some people seem to enjoy it...
but if you want to do this you'd better grab the railing with both hands! :-)
Parede Beach (or what's left of it!)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tranquil Waters


Cascais Bay
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For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections #51

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lisbon's Patron Saint


Statue of São Vicente (St. Vincent), built in 1970, and church with the same name (1582-1627)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Casa dos Bicos

 
This house at downtown Lisbon was built by the son of the second Governor of the Portuguese India in 1523

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lisbon Roofs and the Tagus River


As seen through the gate of someone's house at Alfama, Lisbon oldest neighbourhood

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lisbon Cathedral and the Tram Cables


The construction started in 1147 (three years after the conquest of the city) where there was once an old mosque.
The building was damaged by many earthquakes and has been modified several times.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Whale


Sea Promenade at Oeiras
The marina sits in the background