Thursday, June 30, 2011

Newly Restored Ceiling

Decayed Pombal Palace, Lisbon

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One King + Bushy Roofs

Statue of King João I at Figueira Square, Lisbon

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lunch Time

One of the many narrow streets in Sintra

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dorian Gray?

Two hundred and fifty years old young lad at the Oeiras Palace terrace gardens

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eyes Wide Shut

Old neighbourhood in Lisbon

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Oeiras Palace gardens

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Music Room

Monserrate Palace at the Sintra Mountain Range
Check the building here

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Concrete and glass at Estoril

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Drum Player

Underground crossway to Carcavelos Beach - great sound in the tunnel!

Update: Well, as you can see, it seems the problem is solved at last!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The Tagus estuary mouth as seen from Santo Amaro Beach, Oeiras.
Lisbon sits in the background (left) next to the bridge.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Arched Patio

Pena Palace at Sintra

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Great performance by Coral Paradoxal at the Arpad Szenes art gallery, a former 18th century silk factory in Lisbon

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Setting Up a Dinner Party

Torre Beach, Oeiras
The biggest fort on this coast stands in the background and dates back to 1553

Friday, June 17, 2011

Car Reflections

Casino Estoril side entrance
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Huge work (mixed media on fibreglass) by Frank Stella at the CCB, Lisbon
Whether you like it or not, it surely is eye-catching :-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Woman In Black

Old neighbourhood backstreet, Lisbon

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


The old Bugio Fortress stands in the background
For some great bird shots check Springman's World Bird Wednesday

Monday, June 13, 2011

Seen From Above

National Coach Museum, Royal Riding Arena (1787), Lisbon

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Decay (XXXVI)

"Lovers' Bench" at the downtown Oeiras park

Saturday, June 11, 2011

High Tide

Avencas Beach at Parede

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hotel Inglaterra

Reflections in the Congress Center building at Estoril
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Queen Maria II National Theater

Rossio Square, Lisbon
The theater was built on the site of the old Estaus Palace(*) between 1842 and 1846. A fire would partially destroy the building in 1964 and it took forteen years to reopen doors.

(*)built around 1450, it became the seat of the Inquisition in the 16th century; the palace survived the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake but it was destroyed by a fire in 1836

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hospital de Sant'Anna

Orthopaedic hospital built in 1904 at Parede

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lost In (III): The Shop

Passageway to the terrace bar on the previous post

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lost In (II)

Another visit to one of my favourite terrace bars in Lisbon

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Decay (XXXV)

Abandoned area in Oeiras

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Casa das Histórias (II)

Dame Paula Rego's House of Stories, a museum designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura at Cascais


President Obama presents the Pritzker Architecture Prize to Eduardo Souto de Moura in a ceremony at the White House. June 2, 2011.
Here is a photo from the net of the Braga's Municipal Stadium mentioned on his speech (Braga is an important city in northern Portugal).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Creature Reflections

Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, Lisbon
Below is the creature reflected in the mirror.

I have no information about this work. Maybe it was used in the movie shootings or it was just a piece for sale at the market that took place here (last sunday post).
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Getting in the Water

... might not be an easy task. Sometimes! :-)
Tiny beach at Parede

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

São Roque Church

The building dates back to the late 16th century and survived the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake without too much damage.