Ferias, dia 40. The holiday is over (and a little #urbanphotography), 2 September 2022

It was time to go home. We arrived in Lisbon with plenty of time before the train was due, driving over the famous ponte 25 de Abril. I even had an opportunity for a little #urbanphotography at the Estação Oriente to grab a quick smartphone photo of a view I have had in mind forContinue reading “Ferias, dia 40. The holiday is over (and a little #urbanphotography), 2 September 2022”

An abandoned house in Oliveira do Bairro, 2 December 2021

This house opposite the post office in Oliveira has been abandoned for decades. On the front someone has stencilled, ‘they have guns, but we have flowers,’ a reference to the 1974 carnation revolution in Portugal that overthrew the fascist government.

More playing with pano, from 12 November 2021

I took some of the raw photos from yesterday’s panoramas and put them through a stitching program called Image Composite Editor (ICE). They look much better, but of course you’ll need to turn you phone on its side to see them in their full glory.

Abandoned in Meco, 24 August 2021

This house in Meco has been abandoned for decades and is beginning to collapse. However, the ivy-covered door with its beautiful cast knocker is a joy to behold. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/abandoned-in-meco-24-august-2021.html

An undersea vista, 16 July 2021

Deeply embedded in Portugal’s history and culture, azulejos date as far back as the thirteenth century. The word azulejo stems from the Arabic, meaning ‘small polished stone’. Originally, they were fairly simple structures cut into geometric shapes in neutral tones, and the tiles were used to cover up the large areas of blank wall thatContinue reading “An undersea vista, 16 July 2021”