Portugal is one of my favorite Countries in Europe! And the people of Portugal are simply beautiful!! I love people watching and of course…snapping photos of them! Here are a few from my three-week trip (that you can read about here) back in 2010…
I saw this couple near Sintra, Portugal. Aren’t they darling?
is a wonderful day trip from Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal Lisbon. In less than an hour by train, you can step back in time and feast your eyes upon a splendid castle that dates back to the 8th century! The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the view of the surrounding town from within the fortress walls is…so European!
was built in the 1840’s and even has a drawbridge. I took this zoom photo of the Palace from the Castle and then we walked to it. Pena Palace
Here is the view as you’re approaching…
Whenever I’m exploring something or somewhere new, I get a rush from the anticipation and literally have to hold myself back from running to it! It’s a photographer’s dream!
Pena Park surrounds the area (Palace and Castle). We hiked through a small section of it and would have seen more, but it wasn’t clearly marked and we got lost a few times.
Upon arriving back in Lisbon, we boarded our overnight train to Madrid and upon arrival in the morning…immediately boarded a three hour train to
Daytrip to Sintra (danceflosstravel.wordpress.com)
Cintra: Baby Name of the Day (appellationmountain.net)
Off To Sintra, Portugal (joebeans2002.wordpress.com)
She walks in beauty like the night . . . (wordwenches.typepad.com)
Europe, Photography/Art, Portugal
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I absolutely love
Lisbon, ! It’s smaller, less crowded and more quaint and the pastel colored homes are darling! Portugal
During my visit back in 2010, I spotted a man taking this (
half) mannequin into a building…what perfect timing!
I wonder what stories this gentleman could tell us?
One of the reasons I want to travel a lot before I retire is that I can easily walk for miles and find treasures like this tucked away on side streets!
While having lunch at a sidewalk cafe, this young man with an accordion began playing for the guests…so of course I had to dance!
My traveling companion and I met a group of people next to us and as you can see…we hit it off! I forget what we were laughing about…but it makes me laugh again!
I can’t resist taking photographs of animals…
or trees with pretty purple leaves…
and especially young couples in love!
Tomorrow join me in the stunning
Lisbon – probably the best city in Europe! (theworldinabackpack.wordpress.com)
Set-jetting in Lisbon (brandsandfilms.com)
A Few Days In Lisbon (joebeans2002.wordpress.com)