Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tavira cyan door

Tavira cyan door by Alida's Photos
Tavira cyan door, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Note the traditional tile work on the facade.

Tavira green door with tree

This is a photo from a previous trip my huband and I took a few years ago. Our neighbor just went to Portugal, and I couldn't stop raving about how she is going to LOVE Portugal. 
It is such a great country. The people were friendly and the culture was familiar and yet so unique! 
If you are wondering where to go on your next trip, go to Lisbon and then the Algarve coast (southern portion of Portugal.) 

This could be a door in any city in Europe. 
It is in fact, Tavira, Portugal which is known for its colorful facades and tile work. This has the door and windows framed in marble. Notice the electrical wires and details in the door, as well as the design in the street paving stones, very common throughout Portugal. I like the addition of the tree. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day

Bill in fatigues by Alida's Photos
Bill in fatigues, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Memorial Day is always a sad holiday for me. Although we all have barbecues to "kick-off" the summer fun, the true reason for the holiday is to remember. Remember those who have fought in our wars, especially those who have died. Thank you to all those who served!

I'm including a photo of my father-in-law, during World War II, such a young man. This is a scanned image of when he was in Europe, 1945. He survived the war to return home and raise a family. Not all servicemen and woman are so lucky. Enjoy the weekend and remember!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Using my iPhone

It seems I use my iPhone for photos more often these days. The iPhone camera is amazingly sharp and produces very large photos. The hardest part is holding the thin "camera" steady.

We went into the city yesterday to see The Big Knife one of our Roundabout Theatre plays. It was very dramatic, with no comic relief, which put me on edge and produced feelings of anxiety and sadness. The acting by Bobby Cannavale and Richard Kind was amazing. I was impressed with their endurance for such long stretches of arguing and dramatic expressions.
It's always a treat to go into the city and see a live performance. Being Roundabout subscribers is a way to insure our seven or eight visits into the city each year.
The photo above, taken with the iPhone, is of Times Square. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

sunset boat ride

sunset boat ride by Alida's Photos
sunset boat ride, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.
We took a quick boat ride on the Great South Bay to watch the sunset. 
It's still a little cool on the water but summer is not too far away! It was just nice to be out there in nature, to enjoy the salt air and the promise of better days to come!

Monday, May 13, 2013


sanderlings 2 by Alida's Photos
sanderlings 2, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The weather is warming up and that can only mean one thing. It's time to get over to Fire Island! The ferries are running and the beaches are not crowded. Cleanup from Sandy has been taking place all winter. Check it out soon. Start planning...Memorial Day is just two weeks away!

Monday, May 06, 2013

juno beach fishing pier

As the clouds come, so starts the raining season here in Florida. It's time to come home to Long Island. I miss my home, my friends and family. It's the place I feel most comfortable and truly feel "at home."

Sunday, May 05, 2013

cinco de mayo

cinco de mayo by Alida's Photos
cinco de mayo, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Publix supermarket, here in Florida, had the workers in "cinco de mayo" costumes handing out (pushing) Mexican food items. Couldn't help but feel just a little sorry for them.

This guy was so nice and let me take his picture for the holiday.