Monday, November 28, 2011


Maybe because I spent all the time talking about travelling with the anesthesiologist, maybe because I thought the whole operation went pretty fast, maybe because I was sent home the day after surgery, I haven't realized  how unconfortable and painful the post-operative period would be, but the fact is I have two Frankenstein-like sewed up cuts of about 10 cm each in my belly. :-)
Still not in the best mood for blogging now but I will soon. See you then.

Dec. 3 update: Feeling much better now.

Dina, Olivier, Brattcat, Gine, Joo, Woody, Kristen, Sharon, Crazy Tourists, Rob and Mandy, Grace, Jarart, Gunn, Clytie, Sylvia K, Francisca, Cieldequimper, Andrew, JennyFreckles, Joanne, Fernando Santos, Al, Carolina Tavares, Babzy, San, Halcyon, Cezar and Léia, Cildemer, RedPat, Joan Elizabeth, Julie, Stickup Artist, VP, Randy, LadiFi, Small City Scenes, Kate, Lois and Louis la Vache,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

2011 Portrait of a Country

"Today's debt is yesterday's theft by the dominant class" 

"Arrest the thieves and get the millions back"

- March 12: 200.000 protesters marched in Lisbon (top)
- October 15: 100.000 protesters marched in Lisbon (bottom)
- Today: the country is paralyzed, there's a general strike

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Matching Shutters

Vodafone Building, Lisbon

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Leafy Sea Dragon

My favourite Seahorse at the Lisbon Oceanário

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Big Blue

Lisbon Oceanário

The amazing Ocean Sunfish

Thursday, November 17, 2011

National Coach Museum

Royal Riding Arena (1787), Lisbon

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Decay (XLVII)

Abandoned house at Oeiras

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

After the Storms

The sun has shown at last after the horrible weather on the weekend.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gare do Oriente

Train and subway station by Santiago Calatrava, Lisbon

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fog on the River

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

Saturday, November 12, 2011


This is the only totally restored room in the decayed 17th century Pombal Palace in Lisbon. It's been used for video installations.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Graffiti Reflections

Underground crossway at Carcavelos on a pouring rainy day
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mid-October vs. Early November

Carcavelos Beach


Oh, and by the way,

Biggest wave of all time in Nazaré (100 km north of Oeiras)

"Garrett McNamara has surfed what is considered to be the biggest wave ever. The Hawaiian big wave rider caught the huge monster in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, during the ZON North Canyon Project 2011.
The wave is estimated to be about 90 feet (30 meters)."
Check the impressive video here

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Me and my friends, with whom I'm working with on the Inside Out Project, have enjoyed JR's movie so very much (check previous post) that we went to see it again, this time at Casino Estoril where the film festival is also taking place.

Monday, November 7, 2011


JR at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival (Nimas Theater)

JR, TED 2011 prize winner, is the mentor of the INSIDE OUT Project I told you about on the Tripod post. His movie "Women Are Heroes", which has been selected to debut at the Cannes Festival, was shown in Lisbon yesterday and it's just AMAZING! Don't miss it if you have the chance. Although I think it doesn't make it justice, here is the trailer.

Masterclass at the Nimas Theater

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oriental Inspiration

Monserrate Palace, Sintra

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bad Weather

Low tide at Carcavelos Beach

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mud Puddle

Woods next to Carcavelos Beach
For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Post-Earthquake Architecture

Lisbon collapsed in November 1755: the earthquake was followed by a tsunami and a five days fire. Then the whole town was rebuilt according to this style.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Decay (XLVI)

Abandoned building at Carcavelos