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Today I bring you cute cartoon animals.

Street art )

There were more, but my phone lost some of them.
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Today's pictures are from just across the border where we literally stumbled into a 1950s festival.

People )
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You are going to see pictures of a very pretty animal that is about to destroy our box tree. Warning: Caterpillar pictures )
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Birthday flowers for [ profile] frances_lievens because she is passionate. Also, pretty.

One more )
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In this popular square in Lagos you often find two statues. One depicts Sebastian of Portugal, King of Portugal and the Algarves, who succeeded to the throne at the age of three and died on an extremely foolish crusade, aged 24. (You will not be surprised to hear that this particular statue, as with most public art, wasn't received favourably. That said, I've seen better.)

Legend has it that he will return one day to save the country.

The other statue is definitely alive. Read more... )

Golden Bay.

Aug. 5th, 2015 11:29 pm
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Our first holiday in Lagos, Portugal was in 2007. In 2013, we returned with kid in tow. Things hadn't changed much, but the ruin of the never-finished hotel above the bay was about to get a second chance.

Someone had put up a huge banner to advertise the potential of the place:

As you can see in the mock-up picture the building has two parts and it is actually L-shaped with a walkway above the road connecting both. Read more... )
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Instead of ruins, I today bring you the main church of Lagos:

Igreja Paroquial de Santa Maria de Lagos )


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