Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sintra, Glorious Garden

I'm still with computer problems but I couldn't wait to announce you that i have a new blog on Sintra, my town.
I'm able to post there because I'm still posting pictures from the archives, aka Flickr.
So, I'm doing it from one of my girls computers.
I joined City Daily Photo and it's a pleasure to see other people's towns.
My blog list there has a lot of british blogs. The reason is I found City Daily Blog one day I was looking for pictures of England because I was home sick. Now I have a lot of blogs bookmarked.
If someone likes the idea and decides to make a photo blog of her town, pleeease, make me know.
Mine it's called Sintra, Glorious Eden and it was Lord Byron that called it like that.
I think the blog it's rather nice and i'm veryy happy with it, the problem is it's not very known.
Go there and see for yourselves.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Silly computer

I'm having computer problems. I'll be away for some days.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Guimarães is one of the most important cities in Portugal, historicaly speaking.
This man is the Founder of our Nation. It's called D. Afonso Henriques and was our first King. Guimarães was his birth place and is also the birth place of Portugal.

Here is the Church where he was baptized.
This people you can see here are my girls and husband.

The Castle.

Look at the views from the Castle.

And the streets are so beautiful!

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreaner.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hotel Paris

There is an hotel in Oporto called Hotel Paris that exists since the XIX century. It's delightful. I was there twice, each time for several days.
It's always full because everybody likes it, it's so picturesque.
Last time I went there its was full of people, even a couple from New Zealand.

The Entrance.

The way to the Breakfast Room.

This is the Breakfast Room.

It's full of corridors. Our room where here, one in front of the other. In the botton, a window with a view to the town - also our room had big windows with beautiful views.

The bedrooms and all the hotel have antique furniture.

More pictures here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Assumption of Our Lady

In this day of August, 15, we celebrate the feastivity of the Assumption of Our Lady to Heaven.
It's such an important feast that today we don't work.
We went already to Mass, as it should be.
So, for Our Lady, all these roses.

For Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Romantic Museum of Oporto

I visited, in Oporto, some time ago, a beautiful museum that was a house in the XIX century. I felt so well inside. I am sure that most of you would like it. So, I will postsome pictures of it but, sorry for the poor quality of some of them, because we could take picture but without flash.

As it says in the Town Council website: the Museum reproduces the interior of a rich dwelling of the 19th century with special notice to some aspects of the decorative arts of that period. Charles Albert, King of Sardinia came here into exile and died on this house on 28 July 1849. Some of the rooms of the house where he lived were restored in his memory.

Here it goes.

The two above pictures show the diningroom.

What I liked in this house was the "normal look" of it. Could be a house of today, it was not a palace, just a good house.

The ball room - well this room is not from a "normal" house !

One bedroom.

The chaise long so the lady of the house could have a nap after lunch withour goung to bed at that time of the day - most improper for a lady, going to bed in the afternoon.

Isn't that beautiful ?

Here is the King Charles Albert of Sardinia, that lived here his last days .
Very inspiring, this lovely house and his furniture.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Today is Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer and I'll show you a wonderful garden in Porto ( Oporto). It's the garden of Serralves.

The house is Art Déco, very nice, built in the 30' by the Count of Vizela.

There is also another house that is a museum of modern art - which I don't like at all.
So, I won't post about it.
Instead I will show you the gardens.

The gardens are amazing.

Looks like we are inside a Poirot movie.