Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Garden of Monserrate

Taken on a rainy day.
Even so, the garden had a lot of visitors.
Sometimes, the rain was so strong that we had to take shelter.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

It's raining softly

Thanks be to God.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Still hot

Is Autumn but it's still hot. I don't like it.

Friday, 25 September 2009

On a foggy day

The "Serra" (mountain) of Sintra, viewed from the street that goes from Ramalhão to Cascais.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Rain in the making

I hope it rains.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Through the window

Looking to a rainy day through the window.

PS: Not today. Inspite of being already Autumn - wonderful word! - is too hot and not a cloud in the horizon. That's not fair!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

To Heaven

To Heaven

In the garden of the park of Palácio Valenças.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Early morning

The day began very dark

A lot of people rise very early, in Sintra, to go to work and to school.

Friday, 18 September 2009

The ladder of Jacob

The ladder of Jacob?

Don't the clouds in the bottom look like angel's wings and the ones in the middle look like steps?

And he saw in his sleep a ladder standing upon the earth, and the top thereof touching heaven: the angels also of God ascending and descending by it.
Genesis, 28: 12

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Trees of Sintra

Sintra is full of trees everywhere.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Pink and green


The trees of the Park viewed from the balcony of Palácio Valenças.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Old roofs

Old roofs

Even old they are quite nice.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Night time

Sintra is so beautiful in the nighy as it is in the day.

PS: In this moment, 8.55 AM, it's raining in Sintra which for me is always an happy thing. What is funny is accuweather saying that we have clouds and sun and doesn't say anything about rain!
Some days ago we had an apocalyptic thunder and tropical rain and accuweather was saying that we were having sun!

Friday, 11 September 2009

As long as the eyes can reach

Taken from Quinta do Relógio.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Stars of St. Joseph

Stars of St. Joseph

Now all over Sintra.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Rain and thunder

It's pouring!

On a day of rain and thunder.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The fog

The fog

Sintra is a place where we have fog quite often. Not today. It's still hot.
I long for Autumn and cooler days.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Cinderela palace

The "Casa dos Penedos" or the Penedos's House, was designed by the architect Raul Lino and built in 1922.
A penedo is a big rock.
So beautiful and in the middle of all that greenery, we could imagine that Cinderela palace was a bit like that.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

A day in the mist

Rain and fog

Sintra is a place where there is fog quite often. This, added to the romantic architecture, gives to the place a special mistic - and misty - look.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Big cloud

What is this?

A big cloud I saw in the sky of Sintra some time ago. It was the sunset.
Theme Day for September at City Daily Picture: Big.

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"Sintra, glorious Eden"

Lord Byron