Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We went to Central Park today to meet with some other photographers. It was just a day to connect with friends and take some outdoor photos. What a beautiful day! The sun was shining and it was warm and pleasant. The park was fairly crowded which I expect is the usual on a Sunday.
The is a photo of the Conservatory Water- A quiet pond on the east side of the park, most noted for its model sailboats.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
One of the Pousadas of Poutugal, this is an old palace which has been remodeled and updated.
In the city of Estoi, read about it here!
Portugal has government owned Pousadas that are now luxury hotels, at a discount for senior citizens, over 60, in the off-season period.
This has been, and continues to be, a wonderful vacation in Portugal!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
This could be any US city, but it's Lisbon, Portugal.
The city has hills like San Francisco and a tram or trolley. Some of the buildings are much older since this is Europe, but there are modern buildings also.
The people are very friendly and we're having a good time speaking with the locals. From our experience here, they are happy to practice their English and we are using our limited Spanish and learning some Portuguese words. No problems what-so-ever understanding each other.
The Portuguese language is not what I expected. Some words look like Spanish and are familiar to me but it sounds very different, more like Greek or Russian (to my very untrained ear. Forgive me if this comment shows my ignorance! I'm not a language student.)
It's fun to travel and learn the differences and similarities that make us all human!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
A castle in the hilltops, it's all climbing and steps to the top. They didn't tell you that in the guidebooks! It was a good workout and the view was spectacular!
Castle of the Moors: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_the_Moors