Porto filmed with a drone

April 1, 2014

Here’s a really nice video from Porto filmed with camera-equiped-drone. I need to buy something like this!

 

———————————-

Blitzwood

Porto: Foz – 6th Jan. 2014

January 7, 2014

Last year in January I went to the mouth of the Douro River (Foz) to check the agitated winter waves. I was quite happy with the photos and the walk:

Last year's waves

Last year’s waves

Last year's waves

Last year’s waves

Sunset at Foz - Porto

Sunset at Foz – Porto

This year I would had taken completely different pictures, I wasn’t there (unfortunatly I’m not even in Portugal) but check out the video someone posted in Youtube:

Curious if someone filmed from the top of that Tourist Bus you can see in the video.

 

“The Boston Global” article about Porto

November 12, 2013

The Boston Globe journalist Christopher Muther has published an article about his visit to Porto. He planned to stay just one day, he ended up staying 4 nights.

What I found … was a series of charming old stone buildings, church squares, and open-air markets. There’s a river that glistens as it snakes through a city that clings precariously to cliffs and a night-life scene that rivals any European hot spot on a summer night.”

“I’m not one to take pictures of my food at restaurants. I usually feel that food is meant to be digested and not shared on Facebook. But I took out my camera, the good one no less, and photographed my steak tartare and the beautiful presentation of the truffle-style alheira (a meat and flour-based sausage) on a bed of toasted bread, bacon, and almonds.

Porto’s “Ribeira”

Read the article at:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2013/11/09/porto-sophisticated-new-edge/Qo25mGhnY4HaRTUzdKGpJM/story.html

 

Christmas Album

November 11, 2013

I know it is still a bit early for Christmas but I’d like to share I have created an instrumental Christmas music album as my first attempt as a indie musician. You can check a few tracks HERE (opens new tab) or follow the link to the new blog I created:

http://blitzwood.wordpress.com/

The cover of the album features a photo I took in the main street of  Debrecen (Hungary).

Christmas at Home Album

Christmas at Home Album

Aditional links: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.com

Dear readers…

September 28, 2012

 

University of Debrecen

I have moved to Debrecen in Hungary. I think there was still a lot to tell about the places I lived like Oporto and Melgaço and I think I still have material in my hard drive for some more posts. But I don’t intend to end the blog, maybe I’ll be adding Debrecen to my list of destinations instead.

 

Discover Portugal: In Facebook

June 25, 2012

If you want to see some really amazing photos from Portugal don’t miss the “Descobrir Portugal” (Discover Portugal) group in Facebook! There’s a bit of everything and a bit from everywhere in the photos shared by the community. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/absolutportugal . Here are some examples:

Matosinhos: “Piscinas das Marés”

June 21, 2012

Piscina das Marés

It seems the ocean-water-swimming pools in Matosinhos are re-opening for the Summer this day 23. Looks like a nice option for this next weekend. The swimming pool was designed by famous portuguese architect Siza Vieira (Wikipedia). More photos in: http://www.getportugal.com/en/poi-piscinas-das-mares-leca-da-palmeira-20985

Down to Lisbon: Lisbon!

June 17, 2012

Lisbon from Airplane window

After our one day trip we finally arrived to Lisbon. I think it has a different feel from any other capital in Europe. In one hand there’s of course the good Southern Europe weather and sunlight illuminating it on the other hand there’s historical reasons.

Recent history has been kind in the looks of the city. While other countries were deep into World War II, Portugal remained neutral in the conflict saving monuments from bullet marks, bombing, rebuilding and other tragedies. The last time Lisbon had to undergo a major reconstruction was in the 1755 earthquake. Then it got the shape of a modern city with straight, large parallel streets downtown facing the river.

History also gave the city a cosmopolitan feeling. Lisbon was the center of a maritime Empire with colonies in America, Africa and Asia and you can see influences from distant lands in many landmarks, museums and in trees that don’t seem to belong in Europe.

Due to our errands we didn’t have so much time for sightseeing so I included some photos I took another time I was here in October 2010.

There’s plenty of photos and information on Lisbon in the internet but feel free to check our photos. There’s a photo I took from an airplane window arriving to Lisbon Airport showing the “25th of April” Bridge and the Cristo Redentor (a similar statue to that existing in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil).

Rock in Rio / Lisbon

May 26, 2012

In case you are missing it Rock in Rio Live in Youtube. Just follow the linkImage

I’m really sorry to all the band fans that I didn’t post about Rock in Rio Lisbon before. I really didn’t know there would be live transmision in Youtube (it seems just for users outside of Portugal).

The line up is really impressive, check it if there will be one of your favourite bands at http://rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/cartaz-rock-in-rio-lisboa-2012 .

Metallica, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, The Offspring and others were this weekend. Here’s a bit of how it was:

Now let’s wait for next weekend with Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon5 and others.

Down to Lisbon: 3-A detour to Sintra

May 1, 2012

The plan was never to go straight from Porto to Lisbon. We left with enough time to stop somewhere for lunch (it turned out to be Nazaré) and before arriving to Lisbon we decided to stop again. We turned West to a different highway towards a quite famous tourist location – Sintra.

There are many landmarks concentrated in such a small area: A Moorish Castle, the Pena Palace, the Monserrate Palace… And we only had the time to visit one of them so it was a difficult choice. We went to Monserrate: a beautiful palace and gardens from the eighteen hundreds by a millionaire Englishman.

The gardens were beautiful even if it wasn’t spring yet (29th Feb). There are plants there from many origins around the world and it gives you the feeling you are inside some story or magical fable. There are small water paths everywhere and a lake decorating the landscape and you can see the Atlantic Ocean in the background. You can also find the ruins of a chapel which apparently was engulfed by Nature.

The mansion is quite unique too and is currently under repair works. I can’t imagine living in a house with so much details everywhere, from a simple door to the corridor with a fountain in the middle.

Judge by yourself from our photos:


De Madrid al Cielo

A year studying in the Spanish capital

Viagens pelo Mundo

"Um homem precisa viajar para lugares que não conhece para quebrar essa arrogância que nos faz ver o mundo como o imaginamos, e não simplesmente como é ou pode ser. Que nos faz professores e doutores do que não vimos, quando deveríamos ser alunos, e simplesmente ir ver”. Almyr klink

Pictures and Penny Thoughts

life and everything in between

veetheunknown

Life Of: Vee The Unknown

be beautiful.

the skin + beauty blog.

The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology - europeansting.com

The European Sting is Your democratic, independent and top quality political newspaper specialized in EU Affairs. Unique Features: iSting, Harry Sting.

Theresa Photography

It's all about inspiration

Superlative Riposte

Getting the Word Out, Most Superlatively

Scarletscorchdroppers

The culinary adventures of an English Girl in Hong Kong

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35 other followers

%d bloggers like this: