Walking through Sights and Colors of Lisbon

I am going to share some photos I made in Lisbon around mid March. Some of these are city landscape shots, which I am submitting to the WP Weekly Photo Challenge.

The other photos though, will join Jo’s Walk at Restless Jo. I know that not only she loves Portugal, but knows the country very well. In her blog you can discover gem locations, outside the tourist trap.

For now, I will take you for a walk, so you can visit gorgeous sights of the beautiful city of Lisbon.

The featured image shows Lisbon harbor area and Cais do Sodre, as shot from Cacilhas, which you can reach in 20 min by ferry boat.

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Throwback to Summer

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As I organized my old photos archives, I found this one I made when I followed a photography course for beginners. I had acquired a Nikon FM and the best is that I paid for it with my own money, made by working as Psychological Research trainee at the University.  I still have this camera, though I don’t use it anymore, it has a very special and emotional value to me.

These are fishermen appreciating the sunset after returning from a day of work.

 

 

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge #2

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. Following the link you will learn all you need to participate.

The scheduled theme for the 3rd Monday is Black and White. I made the photos of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria with an Iphone5. The cathedral was undergoing external works so I tried to exclude that part as much as I could.

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Camping Is Not Fun. Here is What You Can Do.

Day 7 NaBloPoMo: What is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love? 

No offense to anyone, but I don’t like camping.

When I was a teenager I have spent many weekends camping at the beach with friends and we always had a wonderful time. If they read this now they may feel betrayed as I never said this to any of them. I actually hate camping. Continue reading

Sight of Bliss

Hiking is an enduring sport, which rewards me exponentially more than the efforts I make. Reaching the top of a mountain and admiring endless stillness and beauty, blisses me out.

“When you set out for Ithaca, ask that your way be long, full of adventure, full of instruction.” –Cavafy

This photo was taken during a hike which started at the village of Grindelwald, located at 1,034 m (3,392 ft) above sea in the Bernese Alps. From there we reached First at 2,166 m (7,106 ft).

The village is surrounded by the mountains of the Faulhorn, Schwarzhorn, Wellborn, Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn, Lauteraarhorn, Agassizhorn, Fiescherhorn, Mönch, Eiger, Lauberhorn and Mannlichen. You are looking at some of them.

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Swiss Alps – Grindelwald trek
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Water Speaks

Day 5 NaBloPOMo: Do you feel you have found your voice on your blog?

Day 3 Photography101: My interpretation of water — how might my image reveal more about me?

Here is my answer:

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Water that crosses continents, oceans, rivers and mountains.

Water that runs currents and waves and shakes certainties.

Water that freezes, melts, heats and reflects light.

 

 

 

Water that condenses, evaporates, and expands above the sky.

Water that navigates clear, deep, calm and rough. 

Water that shapes stones and imprints wisdom in stalactites.

 

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Water that is with us. inside us.

Water that creates and renews.

Water that always comes back to the shore.

To the core. To the essence.