Friday, November 14, 2008


Last Saturday afternoon we got out of the house and took a walk through Alfama. We passed the tail end of thieves market, packing and cleaning up, up to the monastery of St. Vincent and then to St. Lucia's lookout, where we hung out in a crowd of turists and marveled at the light. Fall is really here, the sun stays on the south side of the sky and the days are filled with change. Rain to sun to clouds all in a heartbeat. The other day Mike and I were in the living room when we noticed dry leaves out above our skylight. They were blowing and swirling into the sky like confetti. The trees behind our building our turning golden yellow. Click here to see more photos on Picasa.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

O Terreno

We just spent the weekend camping on my colleagues' land near Colares (Sintra.) They have put in a natural pool and done some amazing landscaping and gardening. The plants are really amazing, considering that the land is almost entirely sand. It's very close to the beach, in fact Denise told me that 1000 years ago it was beach front property!
We had a wonderful time, thank you Jon and Denise!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

O Convento

O convento da Arrabida, na Serra da Arrabida

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Summer's here

A happy bather, Janete comes back from the sea.

It's finally summer here in Lisboa. This beach, Sao Pedro de Estoril, is packed since it is June 10th, a national holiday here- Portugal Day.

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