Category Archives: Portugal

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hallways

Cee says: "This series I call Odd Twists meaning we are looking for the bizarre and the common things we don’t always take photos of. This week the topic is Hallways.  Hallways come in all sizes and uses.  They are usually thought of as indoor, but don’t forget about hallways that are outdoors and underground.  Hallways usually have some great repetitive lines and shapes. "

The MAAT in Lisbon provided the perfect photo for this week’s challenge. I don’t usually take photos of hallways, but this one caught my attention – it’s a stark white space with stairs that disappear into where…? Hmmm…mysterious…

MAAT in Lisbon
©2017 Regina Martins

Check out my MAAT Photo Essay.

Entered in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Hallways. Click on the link to see more Hallway photos.

WordPress Weekly Photo: Bridge

The Rua Da Academia das Ciências in Lisbon is a narrow lane 100m from our family’s abode. Cars that turn into it have to slow down to navigate the sharp turn and pedestrians hug the wall to let the cars pass. The arch and the bridge a bit further on used to connect a convent and a church many centuries ago. It is rumoured that the priests secretly used the bridge at night to visit the nuns.

Rua da Acedemia das Ciências, Lisbon
©2017 Regina Martins
Beneath the bridge
©2017 Regina Martins

Bridge.

 

Dashing And Dapper

This cute little dog belonged to a restaurant I stopped at with a colleague on a road trip from Sagres in the Algarve to Lisbon.

We had lunch at a riverside restaurant at Vila Nova De Milfontes in the Alentejo and this little one looked dapper in his Portuguese patterned scarf, dashing from table to table, waiting for a pat on the head…or a tasty morsel of food to just accidentally fall off the table…

©2016-2017 Regina Martins

Dash.

 

WordPress Weekly Photo: Reminder Of Edgar Allen Poe

This door leads visitors down to the water systems that serve the city of Lisbon. These are ancient water systems and many go back to Roman times. Every time I walk past I remember my uncle describing a tour he took down these dark dank tunnels and I was reminded of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories…

Door to Lisbon water system
©2017 Regina Martins

Delta.