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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. Advertisements

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Waiting to Pounce?

I wasn’t sure what this guy  was waiting for, but I was glad I was on the boardwalk out of its way!

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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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Distracted by Wild Flowers

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Wildflowers.  They are tenacious and adaptable. Their ability to grow everywhere is impressive to some, and an irritation to others. No one tends to them. They come out at their own time, a part of the natural world dictated by … 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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Elemental Persuasion

“Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian Writer

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Memento Monday: Mark Twain Notebook

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What an enlightening weekend I had! Hubby and I, and two of my sisters-in-law did a tour of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut.The tour did not only give us the opportunity to marvel at the fineness of his … Continue reading

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Roughin’ It

It’s impressive how wild poppies adapt to a certain environment to thrive. These caught my attention as they gave color to a grainy, rough, and stony path.  Props to wild poppies!

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Tasty Tuesday: Satisfying Caldeirada

Caldeirada is Portuguese fish stew made of various types of fish, and potatoes. I grabbed the opportunity of having some on our visit to Nazar√©, Portugal back in May. It was so good!Hubby and I were fully satisfied with our … Continue reading

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