Museu do Design e da Moda

No, I won’t start to write in Portuguese, it’s only the name of an interesting museum in center of Lisbon. If you plan to visit the Portuguese capital, you have to visit this museum situated in the heart of the city, on Rua Augusta, near Praça do Comércio.

Yes, I was for a few days in Lisbon, and for my second visit there I chose to travel a lot in the most non-touristic areas around the city and, you’ll see, in some of the most famous Portuguese cities. I was there at an invitation from a dear friend; she offered her apartment with a fabulous terrace and stunning views over the Graça neighborhood. Muito obrigado, Rita!!!

For the first post, I’ll stop in the city center. I’ll keep the most spectacular things for later… stay tunned!

Click on photos for a larger display:

Photobucket

Photobucket
Continue reading “Museu do Design e da Moda”

Advertisements

El Mirador del Rio

I continue the story of traveling in Lanzarote with the next stop: EL Mirador del Rio (the viewpoint of the river), a high place from where you can see the island of La Graciosa, which resides in the north side of Lanzarote (and not Fuerteventura as I previously wrote).  Anyway, it’s interesting to find out that Fuerteventura, together with Lanzarote, are the oldest islands of the Canary Islands, their orientation (parallel with the African coast) being different along the other islands of the archipelago. Even if the Canary Islands does have a controversial origin, the two islands, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are known to have the same geological ingredients. Many hypothesis exist now regarding their 70 million years ago birth, but the truth I believe it’s somewhere in the middle. Doesn’t even matter so much now, the beauty is so ephemeral in terms of such periods of time that we can only enjoy what is now our reality. So, enjoy the views from Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote.

The land you see behind me is the island of La Graciosa.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Continue reading “El Mirador del Rio”