Ponto Final

No, don’t worry, I’m not closing my blog, Ponto Final is only a wonderful restaurant in Lisbon (in fact, it is situated on the other side of the Tajo river, and that side is not Lisbon anymore), right at the legs of the famous Jesus statue, on the shore of the river. You have to use the ferry to go there, but it does worth the effort. The name of the restaurant, Ponto Final, meaning “the final point”, was accorded with the fact that it is the last building on the shore, after a long cordon of abandoned warehouses. The area has a very pitoresque atmosphere, emptied of tourists, only with some fishermen trying their luck on the river’s waters. Regarding the restaurant, you can have a romantic dinner right on the river (there are some old harbor’s lines of concrete forward the river, so you’re basically surrounded by water from 3 sides. The food is fine (here I also discovered Licor Beirão, a delicious Portuguese beverage made out of herbs), the serving is great and if you’re cold they will bring some blankets to cover your legs or entire body. Very useful!

Now, please enjoy the photos.

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Let’s play with dots

A trend in SS2011, the polka dots enter in my wardrobe and I have to admit it’s a welcomed admission. I wasn’t a big fan of dots until… I found them in my outfit (no premeditation) and I said “wow, this looks nice!”. So, for yesterday (Sunday) walk I thought blue/denim dots are just the perfect ally for my blonde look 🙂 My outfit was made of:

Bershka peep-toe ss2011 wedges

Stradivarius polka dots denim shorts

Mulaya t-shirt

Stradivarius bracelet

Bershka small bag with metallic accessories

I didn’t finish my posts from Lisbon, but I just feel the urge to mix Lisbon’s photos/stories with some of my actual outfit street photos. Enjoy!

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Lisbon: the sunset

The sunset is the best moment to take impressive photos, when the balance between light and dark is perfectly equilibrated. The problem is that this moment doesn’t take too long and the dark win the fight. Lisbon is also known in the world of professional photographers as a special place, with a specific balance between colors of the day, but I discovered that the sunset and the river (Tagus) create a special atmosphere in the pictures I took. A little infos about the river: Tejo (in portuguese), or Tajo (in spanish) is the longest river of the Iberian peninsula (more than 1,000 kilometers) and it’s the most important source of drinking water in Madrid (which is, by the way, very tasty and healthy); it passes through Aranjuez, Toledo, Alcántara and, of course, Lisbon. If you read my post about Toledo, you remember this river’s name.

The first pictures are from the Lisbon side, then some others from the ferry we took to go on the other side, and the last ones are from the old (mostly) abandoned pier of the opposite side. As the developed is the Lisbon side of the river, the other side is almost untouched by the modern technologies and it’s used only for the fishermen that contribute also to the pitoresque atmosphere of the old harbor.

Ok, let’s see the pictures. Let me know if you enjoy them.

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Beautiful Portugal – 2nd episode

Beautiful Portugal, or should I call it ‘Beautiful Lisbon’ as all the photos are from the Portugal’s capital ?! Well, it doesn’t matter, the important thing is that you like what you see, this is my only desire. Just relax a moment and enjoy!

Typical streets in old town Lisbon:
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Praia da Adraga

I made so many pictures on or around various beaches that someone could ask himself if I’m somehow like a beach-tester or maybe a surfer… Well, for the records, I’m only a tourist. Ok, now that I fixed that, let me present you a wonderful spot on Portugal’s map: Plaia da Adraga, a sensational non-touristic beach near Cabo da Roca, known as the most western point of Europe.  The surprise is that there are no special equipments for this beach, the environment it’s totally wild, and there is only one restaurant, directly on the beach. For more details, I let the photos talk themselves… you must click on pictures to see the full size of them…

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