Category Archives: Europe

A Peek at Sintra, Portugal

One of the things I like about castles is, they always have a view of the towns and villages around them. The castle in Sintra, Portugal is no different. Its occupants could take a peek at their town anytime. Advertisements

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Photo Challenge: Scale

Re-sharing a photo for this week’s Photo Challenge, scale. “We are but a tiny speck in the Universe ; Oh, but what a lucky speck to be…” Kehinde Sonola, author

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Inside La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Dan Brown’s novel Origin was released recently into circulation, and it is set in Spain featuring some of the country’s popular attractions including artist Antoni Gaudi’s most popular work, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Dan Brown’s character Robert Landon’s visit to … Continue reading

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Pedestrian?

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It’s a challenge looking for pedestrian (adjective) photos in my collection. I take pictures of things that catch my attention. Therefore, I find them all interesting. But perhaps, you’ll find these photos of pedestrians (noun), quite pedestrian. 

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Manueline Windows

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As hubby and I were walking the narrow streets of the beautiful Medieval town of Evora in Portugal a few months ago, I spotted this Manueline window. It is so pretty that I simply had to stop and snap a … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

In Porto, visitors can definitely see layers everywhere. This photo was taken at the Ribeira where the layers of water, apartments, port wineries, and sky enchant visitors.

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Tasty Tuesday: Linguiça, a Portuguese Sausage

How can one not be impressed when served Portuguese sausage in a flaming clay grill?  Linguiça is a smoke cured pork sausage spiced with garlic and paprika. This type of sausage is one of Portugal’s popular products. It’s a must to … Continue reading

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Bernini’s Hidden Spiral Staircase

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“Students of architecture study this staircase.” The tour guide stated proudly. “It has withstood hundreds of years as a service staircase, and continues to serve as one today.” The structure the guide was referring to, is the 17th century spiral staircase … Continue reading

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The Corner of Rua Santa Caterina and Rua Fernandes Tomas, Porto

Portugal is known for its azulejos, a form of painted tin-glazed ceramic tile work. Some churches in Porto boast of white tiles painted in blue adorning their walls. One of them is Capela Das Almas or Chapel of Souls. Standing … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Iceland, an Elemental Experience

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Iceland in winter is an elemental experience. On our Golden Circle Tour, I felt the bite of the wind on my face. I saw landscape unique to Iceland.And stood in marvel at the power of water as it sprung into … Continue reading

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