Faro

Six word Saturday

A night of illusion and fantasy

Not easy to recreate with photographs, but this video shows some of the effort that went into creating LUZA 2019 at Faro.  A night full of light!

Wishing you all a happy weekend!  I guess this one fits Debbie’s Light theme as well as Six Word Saturday.

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Six word Saturday

Indulge yourself a little this Easter?

You can walk off the calories later!  I love beautiful presentation and that raspberry really spoke to me.  Just a mouthful  🙂  Happy Easter!  And don’t forget to visit Debbie with six words.

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Wanderlust

Easing out of the clouds and circling round.  Where am I?  Many of you will know the landscape that I sometimes call home.

It’s beautiful, isn’t it?  The big question.  Can I bear to settle there?  A wanderer for most of my life.

David asks what gives you the Wanderlust.  I’d love to get close to that kangaroo of his.

Elusive shadows

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It was hot in the Algarve last month and I spent a lot of time searching for Shadow.  Here on the waterfront at Olhao I found a good vibe.

The island of Armona is one of my idyllic places.  Just a ferry ride away.  Sangria anyone?

The palms don’t offer much shade, and I’d have to dress up for the pousada.  Those cloisters do look inviting though.

Faro is an uber cool place for strolling.  A little arts and crafts.  Maybe even an ice cream?

When evening falls it’s still warm, and those shadows are ever more elusive.

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Is it any wonder I’m planning my next trip?  Thanks, Paula, for giving me another opportunity to share a place I love.

Drama on the streets

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I”m so pleased to see that the subject of this week’s Thursday’s Special is Urban Art.  Wandering through the back streets of Faro a few weeks ago, I came upon this down-at-heel, ramshackle building.  It stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been wanting to share it ever since.

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It’s a total jewel, transforming the corner of a drab street.  I hope Paula likes it.  I love a bit of drama.  Don’t you?

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There is a season,

Turn, turn….

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In Faro old town, in the Algarve, it was mating season for storks.  Everywhere you looked, they were swooping through the sky, calling and shrieking to each other.  The cacophony had everyone riveted to the spot, staring upwards.  Try as I might, I couldn’t capture a good photo of these magnificent creatures in flight.  I was always a wing beat, if not two, behind them.

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Fortunately, the architecture almost compensates.  Have you noticed the seasons changing?  The Weekly Photo Challenge would love you to share. Me, I’ll probably be singing ‘that song’ all day!

And popping in to see Cate at Six Word Saturday, of course.  Enjoy your weekend!  Hope to see you on Monday, for a walk.

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Thursday- Lingering look at Windows- week 21

I’m determined to be on time with this challenge.  Truthfully I don’t have much choice because tomorrow I’m off to Nottingham, to attend a Steampunk book launch with my daughter.  You can imagine what fun that’s going to be!

Last week I shared a few Polish windows with you, so it’s only fair that this week I do the same for Portugal, don’t you think?

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You can pause the gallery to read the captions if you hover over it.  Clever, huh?

But my very best Portuguese window has to be this one.  Anyone who has walked through this gate and looked up will recognise it- fabulous Porta da Vila, in Obidos.

It's in the town walls of Obidos.

So what do you think, Poland or Portugal?  I really can’t choose because I love them both.  Many thanks to Dawn at Lingering Visions for hosting this challenge.  Don’t forget to check out the other entries, and maybe add one of your own.

I guess it’ll have to be English windows next week?  We’ll see.