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.

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”