Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"The Silence Of My Sounds"

Cecília Melo e Castro autographs a copy of her new book while actor João Vasco reads some of her poems at the Cascais Experimental Theatre

Monday, October 29, 2012

Decay (LXXI)


Quinta das Laranjeiras, Lisbon

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Fox And The Stork

Ceramic work distortion of Aesop's fable by Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) on display at the gardens of the City Museum (Pimenta Palace), Lisbon

Friday, October 26, 2012


Monument to the Discoveries (1960), Lisbon
(Wider view here)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Great White Pelican

Second-largest species at the Lisbon Zoo

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oriental Inspiration

Monserrate Palace, Sintra

Monday, October 22, 2012


LXFactory, Lisbon
An abandoned industrial site is now a creative island, being the stage for a diverse set of happenings
This post is linked to Monday Mural

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Poinsettia: new leaves will grow red soon

This is how it looked like last Christmas

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tram #28

Alfama district, Lisbon

Friday, October 19, 2012

Luis Bívar's Work

Art gallery at the Cascais Citadel

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Decay (LXX)

Alley at Carcavelos

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Manuel de Brito Art Center, Anjos Palace (19th century), Algés

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Culture Is Resistance"

Three more different protest events against new cuts and more taxes - which will be impossible to pay! - announced by this government for 2013 took place in Lisbon yesterday (as well as in other cities from north to south). People simply can't take any more austerity, this country's economy will be ruined soon.
This time I decided to support culture as it has never been so neglected as it is now. I took this shot when the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra was performing. Writers, poets, actors, movie directors, dancers, musicians, singers, bands have raised their voices on this stage.
Culture is the people's soul
Fernando Pessoa
By the way,
Exactly when an economic war is going on in the Euro zone and just one country is in command, when the EU shows total incapacity for dealing with the crisis, when some governments are fighting their own people, the Swedish Academy decided to award the European Union with the Nobel Peace Prize.
No comments.
(Web image)

P.S.  It's Norway that gives out the Peace Prize and Sweden gives out the other Nobel Prizes. Thank you, Ladyfi.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Art Nouveau

A store front conversion of a 18th century building took place in 1908 when Animatógrafo do Rossio opened doors for the Lisboners to watch movies.
A century later the sex business controls the place and peep shows is all you can watch there now.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Passion Fruit bloom on someone's yard at Oeiras
This post is linked to Floral Friday Fotos

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Filming A Protest March In Lisbon

Notice the 'staples' used on new buildings immediatly after the 1755 Great Earthquake

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

St. Amaro

Old chapel's small altar at downtown Oeiras

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Queen Mary II National Theatre

Rossio Square, Lisbon
The theatre 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 fourteen years to reopen doors.
(*)built around 1450, it became the seat of the Inquisition in the 16th century; the palace survived the 1755 Great Earthquake but it was destroyed by a fire in 1836

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Roman Galleries

The galleries found underneath Rua da Prata (Silver Street) in downtown Lisbon are estimated to have been built in the 1st century AD, during the peak of the Roman Empire. Over the centuries, the Roman structures on the surface crumbled or were replaced by new buildings. However, newer buildings were continuously constructed on the pre-existing Roman foundations.
This cryptoporticus was discovered after the 1755 Great Earthquake.
Public access is only possible 3 days a year after pumping out all the water accumulated over the entire year and the installation of lights (video). Water pumps continue work until the monument is once again closed to the public due to the significant rate of water seepage.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Downtown Oeiras

Monday, October 1, 2012

CDP October Theme Day: Silhouette

Ceramic cat by Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) at the gardens with the same name.
City Museum (Pimenta Palace), Lisbon