Category Archives: Architecture

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 …