Author Archives: Jorge

The Prayer

We came across a group of perfomers in Koke’e State Park back in October of 2002. Before they performed their musical ritual, these Hawai’ians engaged in what appeared to be a prayer. The amount of passion that arose from the speaker was inspiring. I wanted to do my best to …

Street Football

It was shortly after the fall of the World Trade Centre that I took this photo. The news of the destruction of the towers circled the globe, pulling with it the dark veil of a sombre mood. However, as humanity tends to do, the lost were mourned, and the world …

Flowers at the Castle

This is another shot of Sintra in September 2001. There is a castle (Pena Castle) which, on a sunny day is a spectacularly colourful piece of architecture. I don’t think that there is any defensive value in creating a multi-coloured structure such as this. However, it is quite striking. On a foggy day, it …

Three Cheers

A few blocks west of the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) in Lisbon you will find this wonderful square (Praça do Municipio). In the hustle and bustle of Lisbon a place like this can be a tranquil refuge. This work of sculpture was really great, because it summed up what …

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Lisbon is a confusing city. There are quite a few blocks that are not really square. My wife and I eventually ended up close to the harbour. I believe this place is called the terreiro do paco which skirts the edge of the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square). It is …

One of These Things is Not Like the Others

Lisbon is full of surprises. We were on a walk toward the port district in September, 2001 when we came across these men in uniform. I’m not really sure who they are, but it’s always interesting to see what types of uniforms the military or the police are wearing. Form …