Nazaré, Portugal.

Foggy it was. We started the day at the North Canyon (Praia do Norte) and could barely see the surfers in the water. This location was recently known worldwide by the surf enthusiasts when Garrett McNamara surfed a giant wave (23,8 m - 78 feet). After that, Carlos Burle surfed another one that can possibly be the largest wave ever ridden. We’ll have to go back in winter time and see the big ones for ourselves. 

We had lunch at the “Sítio”, an old village on a top of a cliff. Fortunately the day rose up a little. We then went to the lighthouse and after … “Praia”. Praia and Sítio are linked by the Nazaré Funicular, a funicular railway. 

The town is famous for its traditional costumes worn by the fishermen and their wives (a headscarf and embroidered aprons over seven flannel skirts in different colours). Can still be seen in our days, you know?

Sintra, Portugal.

In April we visited Sintra. The view from the Moorish Castle is amazing and then the National Palace of Pena, … superb! I just regret I didn’t use runkeeper on my iPhone to keep track of the distance/time from the village till the top of the hills and back. If you want to do it the hard way, you have to walk through the Pena Park, “… which consists of a forest and luxurious gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth.” Nice weather all day!

Lisbon, Portugal.

Alexandre Farto’s solo exhibition entitled “Dissection”. The artist also known as Vhils, displays his work at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon until the 5th of October (2014). Just want to share a few shots cause there is no excuse not to see for yourself. Free entrance!
Outside, I slowly “digested” the all thing and waited for a brief moment in order to catch a plane between the building and the naphtha storage tank. Small things that make us happy.