Photo Essay: Windows of Portugal
I’m spoilt for choice with this month’s photography challenge from East of Malaga. Windows are one of my favourite subjects for photos, and unlike flowers, they don’t move in the wind, which makes them easier to take pictures of.
Here’s a small selection of windows in Portugal, from elaborate to derelict.
This beautiful old delicatessen is in Porto, near the Bolhão market. I really must go inside next time!
Walking down the Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon, I happened to look up and see the sun catching the coloured glass in this language school window. I wonder what effect it has inside the room.
I was busy admiring the decorative ceiling of this restaurant in Guimarães when I noticed that a lot of other people were staring up at the windows, too. It was the opening night of the European Capital of Culture and unbeknown to me, the President was up there, waiting for the show to start.
This once-magnificent building in Santa Comba Dão hasn’t been inhabited by anything other than pigeons, and probably rats, for far too long. It’s painfully obvious from walking around the town that there was once some serious money here. There’s still enormous civic pride and a lot of restoration has gone on in recent years but there’s still work to be done.
Now all that’s left for me to do is to introduce you to two other bloggers who I hope will join in with the CBBH Challenge, even though I haven’t left them with much time for this month’s theme.
I’ve just stumbled across and been thoroughly impressed by Lucy from On the Luce, another woman who is trying her best to fit travel in around life and work, and writing an excellent blog about her trips.
And another recent find for me is Portugal Untouched; someone else who likes finding the hidden treasures of Portugal.