Monday, February 28, 2011


Lisbon-Cascais railroad at Paço de Arcos

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sabuga Fountain Detail

Built in 1709, destroyed by the great 1755 Earthquake and rebuilt two years later, Sintra

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Resin And Neons

Installation by Bernardí Roig at the CCB (Belém Cultural Center), Lisbon

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mud Puddle

Pine Tree forest at Carcavelos
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, February 24, 2011

National Coach Museum

Royal Riding Arena (1787), Lisbon

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lord Byron Corner

A small café at one of the narrow old streets of Sintra.
Lord Byron loved Sintra and described it as 'a glorious Eden' in his lengthy narrative poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
For more sign shots check Lesley's 'signs, signs'

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fallen Clouds

Sea Promenade at Paço de Arcos

Monday, February 21, 2011

Glass Crate

Most recent monster built on this coast, at Cascais
So close to the ocean, with an amazing view, and there is not a single balcony to enjoy the good weather...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Decay (XXIII)

Abandoned house at Sintra

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bench With A View

Azarujinha Beach, São João do Estoril
Two gorgeous old houses have been torn down to give place to the awful condos a couple of decades ago...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Entrance Hall

Monserrate Palace (previous post)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oriental Inspiration

Monserrate Palace (1858) at the Sintra Mountain Range
(The building is symmetrical but the west wing is not shown here as it is hidden by some huge trees)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Under The Yellow Street Light

Sausage shop at Lisbon
For more sign shots check Lesley's 'signs, signs'

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

White Buildings

at the romantic city of Sintra

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thirsty Angels

Art Deco fountain at Sintra

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thirsty Little Children

Tomorrow I'll show you where he is.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

There They Are

Japanese Magnolia blooms at the downtown Oeiras park

Friday, February 11, 2011

Facing East

It doesn't seem to be the same building I posted yesterday but it is the Pena Palace, King Fernando II's architectural mixed style 'delirium'.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Facing The Atlantic

Partial view of the Pena Palace west wing at the Sintra Mountain Range.
The building was commissioned by King Fernando II in 1840 to house the royal family in summer.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dark Seagull

Cascais Bay


For some amazing bird shots check Springman's World Bird Wednesday

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hazy Mountain

Sintra Mountain Range as seen from the city of Sintra, 15 kms north of Oeiras.
The Moorish Castle (9th century), with its 450 m long walls, stands on the top. It is part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Trip To Évora

The city of Évora is located in the Alentejo region, 108 kms east of Lisbon.
The old town centre, enclosed by medieval walls, is like an open-air museum with a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In this photo: Roman Temple (early 1st century) and the Cathedral in the background (1186-1250).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Big Euphorbia

Private house at Carcavelos

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Burning Desire"

Street artist Sickboy's solo show at Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Azarujinha Beach

São João do Estoril
A decent winter day at last, warm sun and not a single cloud in the sky.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Decay (XXII)

Sleepy cat at an abandoned house, Carcavelos

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Theme Day: Fountains

Empire Square, Lisbon (Check this post)
The Jeronimus Monastery stands in the background