Monday, 31 August 2009

Dreaming with rain

It's cold

It has been too hot, so I'm dreaming with a bit of rain and cool weather.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

By the "Volta do Duche" the historic center and the Royal Palace.

Friday, 28 August 2009

The Penha Longa in the distance

The Penha Longa  - in the distance

The roofs on the left belong to a convent school near my house. Belong to the Dorotheans Sisters (Saint Dorothea).
A big rock between the two araucarias - at the right side of the roof - is the Penha Longa (more or less translated by Big Rock) and belongs to a Quinta that has an hotel.
There, in XIV century, was built a convent: the Convent of Penha Longa.
Now is a golf resort.

Look at that sky, isn't that wonderful?

For Sky Watch Friday.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Nice shade

Nice shade a hot day.
Garden of Quinta do Relógio, the one on the right side on the way to Seteais and Monserrate.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Some clouds

This picture was not taken today but it could have been: today the day is like that, a bit hot and the sky has some clouds.
This is the "serra" of Sintra, a kind of mountain, not very hight but very long. Here we see only a bit of it, it's like a long and sleeping dragon.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Old house

An old and beautiful house in Sintra.

Monday, 24 August 2009

To the historic center

By the "Volta do Duche", the way to the historic center.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace view from the Palácio Valenças.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Quinta do Relógio

Would you like to have a seat ?

Would you like to have a seat?
This is a corner of the Quinta do Relógio, on the right side of the street that takes us to Monserrate and Seteais.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Park

I like this corner

A park in town in a sunny day.
It's called Parque da Liberdade, "Freedom Park", which is rather silly. It belongs to the Palácio Valenças, the Valenças Palace.
This is a corner down in the park, near the street. It's quite big and has, above its top, another street, so one can go inside the park in three places and chooses to walk down or up.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Town Hall

Town Hall and other houses.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The National Palace

Isn't that beautiful ?!

The National Palace with the characteristic chemneys.
You can also read about it here.

The fog is quite common in Sintra which gives a certain air of magic to the place.

Monday, 17 August 2009

"Sintra, glorious Eden"

Lord Byron