Friday, August 31, 2012

Work In Progress


Screen hiding an old building being restored to house Cartier's new store in Lisbon

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Decay (LXVII)

 
Abandoned house at Algés

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Facing The Bay


It might not be the grandest house at the Cascais Bay, but it surely has the nicest balcony

Monday, August 27, 2012

Old Stone Cross


I never knew the story behind this cross at Parede but one thing is for sure, someone died on these cliffs long ago.
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This post is linked to Taphophile Tragics

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Fado(*) Singer


Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon, a Moorish settlement until the 12th century
 
(*) A form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a characteristic sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia (loosely captured by the word "saudade", or longing).
On November 27, 2011, Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lisbon City Hall Square

 
As seen from the City Hall building (check it here)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1300 Taberna


One of the many restaurants at LXFactory (check the previous post), Lisbon
 
For other posts on LXFactory click here, here and here

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Industrial Setting



LXFactory, Lisbon

A former threads and fabrics company dating back to 1846, that was kept hidden for years, is now a creative island, being the stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity, communication, fine arts, architecture, music, etc.
Background: 25th of April Bridge (1966) over the Tagus estuary. The red structure is the railroad to the south bank.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Atlantic In The Background


As seen from the Pena Palace at Sintra

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Snoring Like A...


... Vietnamese pig at the Lisbon Zoo

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What's The Message?


Fortress of São João das Maias (1644) at Santo Amaro Beach, Oeiras

I don't remember seeing this signature before (skull inside a heart), but I've already found some tv head dogs and pigs on walls around here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Urban Reflections


Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon
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This post is linked to Weekend Reflections

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stone Stairs


The Alfama district sits on one of Lisbon's seven hills. Although very damaged, many buildings there have survived the Great Earthquake in 1755 and, due to the high location, they weren't hit by the tsunami that followed the earthquake, which destroyed the whole downtown. I'm not sure about this building, but these stairs full of scars do indeed look very old.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Low Tide


Sea Promenade at São João do Estoril

Temperatures have dropped, skies were grey and it rained... in August!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Banana Café



Terreiro do Paço Square, Lisbon

Monday, August 13, 2012

Amy Winehouse


The end of the long mural at Carcavelos Beach I've shown here
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This post is linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Santa Marta Lighthouse


Santa Marta Cove on a cloudy day, Cascais

Saturday, August 11, 2012

'Maria Moinhos'




My friend Maria's restoration workshop at LXFactory, Lisbon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Always Windy


Guincho Beach at 7.30 pm

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lisbon City Hall


A fire destroyed the original building in 1863. Reconstruction took place between 1865 and 1880.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Decay (LXVI)


Ruined house at São Pedro do Estoril

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kinda Hairy


Some cacti from my collection

Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeless


Restauradores Square, Lisbon

Sunday, August 5, 2012

±MAISMENOS±


LXFactory, Lisbon

±MAISMENOS± (plus minus) is an intervention project that has been reflecting on the model of political, social and economic organisation that manages life in current societies. It questions, above all, the social implications and consequences resulting from it, displaying its programmatic expression reduced to an equation of simplicity and opposites: more/less, positive/negative, black/white.

(Keep in mind Portugal is one of the Eurozone countries which already had the need of a bailout)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Landeau Chocolate


 "The best chocolate cake in Lisbon" (Time Out magazine)


LXFactory, Lisbon

Friday, August 3, 2012

Darfur Sartorialist


"Darfur is fashionable.
Beyond the conflict and images engraved in our minds lies a proud people wearing colour combinations unlikely in the trendy West."


Pedro Matos is a humanitarian aid worker living in Darfur for the past three years. His photos are on display at the cool "Ler Devagar" (Read Slowly) bookstore at LXFactory(*), Lisbon


(*)It’s in the year 1846 that a threads and fabrics Company called “Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense”, one of the most important manufacturing complex in Lisbon’s history, sets in Alcântara. This 23.000 m2 industrial site was, subsequently, occupied by a set of industrial use related companies.
An urban fragment, kept hidden for years, is now returned to the city in the form of LXFactory. A creative island occupied by corporations and professionals of the industry serves also has stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity, communication, fine arts, architecture, music, etc., attracting numerous visitors to rediscover Alcântara through an engaged dynamics. (LXFactory)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Light Show



Cascais Town Hall

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CDP August Theme Day: 'Numbers'


Martinho da Arcada Café, founded in 1782, at the arcades of Terreiro do Paço Square, Lisbon
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