Sunday, January 15, 2012

Old Back Street


Downtown Paço de Arcos

25 comments:

Woody said...

Neat location. The vines capture your eye, but that old yellow paint with the green door really jump out.

Arija said...

I love quaint back streets and the way the houses have grown together at odd angles. Obviously before council regulations end nosy town planners.

Steffe said...

They obviously didn't know that you were coming. Because then they would have moved the car for the famous photographer!

Carolina Tavares said...

Ruas de cidades muito antigas, coisas do velho continente.

Outro dia eu estava a lembrar dos filmes medievais e de suas ruas muito escuras. Agora imaginas tu estas ruas à noite, na certa tu já passastes por alguma. Se hoje é assim, imagina lá por 1400...

Sharon said...

You can find the most interesting things on the back streets, don't you think? I remember my very first trip to Europe, first stop London. I was walking along the street a took a turn on to a very narrow passage way. When it opened up, I found a blacksmith shoeing a horse. Here I was in the middle of one of the world's biggest cities and I found this quiet, rural scene. I've taken the small passages wherever I travel ever since.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful colour!

San said...

this looks soooooooo much like vacation to me. Wonderful picture.

Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Jack said...

There are so many beautiful and walkable places where you live.

Birdman said...

Always an adventure to wander the back roads. Color found here.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! Love the yellow buildings against your always gorgeous blue skies! Have a great week, JM!

Sylvia

magicpolaroid said...

that blue sky!

Art said...

Excellent composition, I love it….

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

That color is SO pleasing... nicely captured!

Andrew said...

A wonderful scene to see...

Lowell said...

Vibrant colors and this place is loaded with character...can't help but wonder who lives there and how they came to live there and what they do for a living and if they own the place and do they want to sell and move and...

So many questions, so little time. And you started it all in motion! :-)

Leif Hagen said...

What can beat the charm of old world Portuguese back streets?

Dave said...

Quaint and very charming

Clytie said...

I am fascinated by this structure - the architecture is definitely unique and whimsical!

Dorian Susan said...

Great image....love the diagonal shadow that falls across the door. Would be great to find this without the vehicles sometime.

Inger-M said...

So picturesque! This must be on the Atlantic coast, and yet it really resembles the Mediterranean style? Love it!

Randy said...

What an adorable place!

cieldequimper said...

With modern cars...

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Might be a back street, but it looks like a lovely place to walk -- warm looking with the old yellow buildings and as always (or so it seems) your bright blue sky.

Halcyon said...

Nice old building.

VP said...

Strange contrast with the modern vehicles...