Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye Old Year


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Old Lisbon

As seen from the Parliament building entranceway

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Mural detail at the Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

December Tropical Delights (II)

Blooming Lantana and Bromeliad at Oeiras
It's amazing how some tropical plants bloom under the average 7ºC this week. It is very cold for them... and for us too! :-)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone

Church building at Carcavelos

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Roof Sign

Carcavelos Beach
Check Rob and Mandy's thursday food meme: Food For Thoughts

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December Desert Delights

Blooming Aloe, Yucca and Agave at Oeiras

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Parliament

Also known as São Bento Palace, Lisbon

The original building was a monastery dating back to the 16th century. Many transformations took place over the centuries and in 1834 the Portuguese Parliament was installed here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Foggy Park

Actually not a very common sight at Oeiras

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Different Perspective

... of the tiled balcony
Oeiras Palace south wing

Monday, December 13, 2010

Decay (XVII)

Former Quinta do Barão (Baron's Farm) at Carcavelos

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Looking Up

25th of April Bridge, Lisbon
For more bridge shots check Louis' Sunday Bridges

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Deco Staircase

Eunice Muñoz Municipal Auditorium, Oeiras

Friday, December 10, 2010


Alcântara, Lisbon

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Tropical Delights

Strelitzia and Kahili Ginger at Oeiras

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Vegan restaurant entranceway, Oeiras

Monday, December 6, 2010

The 60s

Square at Nova Oeiras

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Once Upon A Time

... there was a castle (14th century) at downtown Cascais. It no longer exists but some walls have fought against time and can still be found there.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hazy Afternoon

Bugio Fortress (late 16th century) as seen from Santo Amaro Beach, Oeiras

Friday, December 3, 2010

Decay (XVI)

Small patio of a very old house at downtown Oeiras
A huge sign hiding the beautiful tiled façade says it's about to be restored. The sign is there for almost two years.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


With the exception of red vines, you won't find any bright autumn colours other than these around here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Theme Day:

B&w cover of TimeOut magazine last week's edition, very appropriate for the times we are living