06 octobre 2011

A walk through Alte-Algarve-Portugal-second part

We are now on the way to through the village to the fountain and the river ...all along  little streets are branching off... some of the houses have a metal grill standing in front of the door.It is typically used in Portugal to grill fresh sardines in summer..to everyone´s delight... *** *** *** At the eastern end of Alte are the springs (fontes) for which Alte is well known. The area around Fonte Pequena (little spring) is picturesque...a bridge across the stream, the beginning of a series of waterfalls as the water... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2011

A walk through Alte-Algarve-Portugal

A friend of mine wo is making mirrors of shells and driftwood took me with her to visit Alte, a beautiful dreamy little village in typical Algarve style.... *** *** Alte is a typical village of whitewashed houses with lattice work, handcrafted chimneys and narrow, cobbled streets nestling in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão.  *** The church is at the centre of the village, and there are numerous little cafes in the surrounding area, to relax at and soak up the tranquility of the village.  *** ***... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Spring Storm-Lagos

There has been quite a strong wind for a few days ..the waves were crowned with foam as far as one could see. Boats for viewing the famous grottos or the dolphins were unable to go out and only very few fishing boats tried to brave the powerful Atlantic ocean. Most spectacular were the waves around the old fort build in the  late 17th century as a defence against the British Fleet led in those days by Sir Francis Drake. *** It is also known as the Forte do Pau da Bandeira or the Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2011

Walking along the cliffs-Lagos

Walking along the cliffs can be risky because of rock and earth slides...so you have to watch your step.. *** *** .it can also be full of surprises like stumbling on the bench made of painted tiles in a small grove at the beginning of the walk....or the flowers covered with drops of dew ..like jewels... ******For more photos along the cliffs come see my world for you at flickrsee you soon....
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16 janvier 2011

A Touch Of Spring-Algarve

Yesterday I want for a walk and this is what I saw... ...*********If you want to see more of this series come see me at flickr..link on this page to the right...Pour voir plus de cette series de photos venez me voir chez flickr ,le lien est en haut de cette page a drooite...See you soon...
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26 décembre 2010

An ancient harbour-Portugal

Lagos is a charming,small town snuggled in a bay in the western Algarve. It is full of historical interest with it's origins dating as far back as 2000 years BC when it was known as Lacobriga. Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the 'voyages of the Discoveries' instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town. In december the weather is not... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2008

Souvenirs et impressions-Au Portugal

C'était ma première fois au Portugal et ce qui a fait chanter mon coeur c'était la profusion des couleursIt was my first time in Portugal and what made my heart sing was the riot of colours... *** *** *** ...la diversité des gens......the variety of people ...   *** *** ...le musicien est de Cap Verde ..il joue dans la rue avec son group.....impossible de passer sans danser......the musicien is from Cap Verde ...he plays the streets with his group...impossible to pass by without... [Lire la suite]
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