Oct. 1st, 2015 06:08 pm
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I'm still not quite done with the Portugal pictures - I keep posting them to remember the holidays. As there is only one more school day (which we'll spend on a field trip) until the autumn break, I should really post some today! Read more... )
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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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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... )


Oct. 6th, 2014 11:25 am
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Saturday was one of those early autumn days that wanted to be a summer day - blue skies and t-shirt weather. After the kid had been taken to his swimming lesson with the grandparents he wanted to take his bike out for a ride around the neighbourhood.

Colour )


Aug. 16th, 2014 03:46 pm
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Your prompts are challenging me to think about my pictures - and they mean you don't get the usual collection of day-by-day picture spam.

So, [ profile] comava gave me 'vibrant' - an adjective often used about cities, colours or sounds. Sounds don't photograph well and as to colours, the flower post took care of that, so it had to be a city picture from Lagos, Portugal.

(In case you're wondering, that Nigerian city was - probably - named after the place in Portugal and yes, the slave trade is something that is slowly being addressed in Lagos.)

This is one of Lagos' many squares and the one with the best street entertainers. Last year, we saw giant soap bubbles there.

This guy was pretty good amd I may post more pictures but they need a little work to make them presentable.
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At Arcen there was also the ever-popular falconry display.

Pictures: )
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Here are more Carnival pictures - this time with more costumes that are not uniforms.

Mostly waterbased creatures )


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