Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rua do Carmo

August 1988: a fire destroyed this part of the city and, once again, much of the downtown Lisbon history was lost for good.

Web photo

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

February vs. August

Carcavelos Beach
Glad August is almost over, I can't stand this and I really miss spending my day at the beach. Actually October is the best month.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Berry Season

Our palm trees are at risk. A small asian beetle is killing them by feeding on the central part of the trunk. In most cases there are no exterior signs, so you don't notice it until they just collapse. Hundreds have already been cut down in the Algarve, southern Portugal, the most affected area so far.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Old building at downtown Paço de Arcos

Friday, August 26, 2011

Decay (XLII)

Ruined house at Parede

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Main Altar

São Roque Church, Lisbon
For more photos of this church click here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tiny Boat

... and lobster traps on the fishing harbour at Cascais

Friday, August 19, 2011

On A Rainy Day

The former 'Quinta dos Lilases' (Lilac Farm) in Lisbon is now a public park with the same name.
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Refections

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Decay (XLI): Places You Don't Want To Know

Both shots were taken at Oeiras

Problems with Blogger... again!

Unable to work with the 'new' editor and the old one sucks!
Update: It seems the problem is fixed and bigger photos have been uploaded.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cool Concert

Nouvelle Vague performing in Cascais

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Miracoco" (II)

Rossio Square, Lisbon
Check the previous posts

Saturday, August 13, 2011


"... a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour" by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air (check the previous post).

Rossio Square, Lisbon (wider views tomorrow)

Friday, August 12, 2011

High on LSD?

No! No drugs needed to get high here! :-)))
Tomorrow I'll show you what this is.
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, August 11, 2011

America's Cup (IV)

I'm sure he got a much better photo than mine below but on the other hand, I bet he can't carry his camera in his pocket like I always do with my tiny Cybershot. :-)

New Zealand is still on the first place of the competition
Cascais, 6-14 August

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

America's Cup 2011 (II)

When the sunday race was over, the filming crews in the helicopters decided to have some fun by teasing the spectators on the beaches of Cascais with some 'risky' manoeuvres pretty close to them. However, I didn't manage to get a proper shot of the 'aerobatics'... :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

America's Cup 2011 (I)

The event gathered thousands of people in Cascais on the weekend.
New Zealand is winning the competition so far. Watch the video.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Cliffs at Parede

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Never Say Never

I hate McDonald's. I've been to one in Delhi six years ago (after travelling for one month in India, I really felt the urgent need of having some food that was NOT spicy). However, I was starving yesterday and just before arriving at the beach (and to the nearest bar!), the smell of burger and chips made me turn right, so there I was for the first time. Gladly, it seemed everyone was getting sun tanned, so the place looked almost deserted.
This circular building at Oeiras was a great icon of the 50s architecture before McDonald's.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Decay (XL)

Abandoned area in Oeiras

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Blooms

Although not very hot, weather is fine again :-)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

1st of August Sky

Temperature dropped to about 20ºC and it rained a lot. What kind of summer is this?

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Theme Day: 'Postcard-worthy'

The Tagus estuary, Lisbon
(Monument to the Discoveries, 25th of April Bridge and Christ the King on the other bank)