Saturday, April 30, 2011

The World on the Ceiling

Vasco da Gama Aquarium (1898), Algés

Friday, April 29, 2011

Orange Reflections

"Suzanne Walking Cropped", a computor animation mounted on double led screen by Julian Opie at the CCB, Lisbon
To better understand the work, watch Suzanne walking on YouTube
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Downtown Paço de Arcos

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Planet Ocean

The amazing Ocean Sunfish on a Lisbon Oceanarium ad at Parque das Nações
For more sign shots check Lesley's Signs, Signs

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Museums

Santa Marta Lighthouse and Santa Maria House
Santa Marta Cove, Cascais

Monday, April 25, 2011


Botanical Garden (1858-1873), Lisbon

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Red Lips

Pena Palace entranceway, Sintra
Some lady visitor thought this guy looked too pale and decided to brighten him up with her lipstick...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Defaced Mural

Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Friday, April 22, 2011


 (Click to enlarge)

The above photo shows Carcavelos Beach last week when temperatures almost hit 30ºC

Same beach this week: thunderstorms, pouring rains and dropping temperature to about 15ºC
(The old fort sits in the background of the top shot)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Decay (XXIX)

Paço de Arcos
The Arcos Palace was rebuilt in the 18th century according to the original design of the former palace where King Manuel I watched Vasco da Gama's caravels depart for India in 1497.
I don't know if this is a state-owned building or if it's still private, eitherway it's unbelievable it has not yet been restored and opened to visitors.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wave Barrier

Santo Amaro Beach, Oeiras
São João das Maias Fortress (1644) stands in the background

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pavilion of Knowledge

Parque das Nações, Lisbon

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Weekend at the Dunes

Carrapateira Beach (280 kms south of Lisbon)
Vicentine Coast and SW Alentejo Natural Park

Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Lion

Detail of a fountain at the Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace, Cascais

I'll be away for a couple of days. See you next week.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gare do Oriente (II)

Santiago Calatrava's train and subway station, Lisbon

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peacock in the Shade

Marechal Carmona Park, Cascais
For more bird shots check Springman's World Bird Wednesday

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Bright Meal

Downtown Oeiras Park

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Santa Marta Bridge

The only bridge in Portugal over the Atlantic. :-)
Santa Marta Cove, Cascais
The Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace stands in the background.
For more bridge shots check Louis' Sunday Bridges

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Decay (XXVIII)

"No one can take your dreams from you"
Graffiti on what must have been a street altar (?) at Sintra

Friday, April 8, 2011


Balcony of a private house at Cascais

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The House of Incompetence

aka The Parliament aka São Bento Palace, Lisbon

(Following Greece and Ireland) Portugal calls for EU financial bail-out.
PM said yesterday the country was "at too much risk that it shouldn't be exposed to". What he, the greatest liar of all, 'forgot' to say was he has doubled Portugal's external debt in six years!
Rescue loans could amount to as much as 80bn euros ($115bn), meaning even more austerity measures are on their way!
So, arrogant, incompetent, liar, greedy (some even corrupt) politicians, THANK YOU!!! 
The government has resigned and new elections will take place on June 5th.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Subway (II)

Tiled panel by Hundertwasser at the Oriente Station, Lisbon

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Triton Window

Pena Palace at the Sintra Mountain Range


Monday, April 4, 2011

The Succulent Section

Botanical Garden (laid out between 1858 and 1873), next to the National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Junta de Freguesia

A freguesia is a subdivision of the municipality. This is the Freguesia of Oeiras office building at downtown Oeiras.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lost In

Cool terrace bar with a great view over Lisbon

Friday, April 1, 2011

Green Tiles

Príncipe Real Park, Lisbon
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections