Nazaré beach is famous for its powerful waves, but I remember a quiet day of walking along the shore when the waves were gentle.
June 10th is Portugal Day, Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas. I wish I was celebrating by showing photographs of places in Portugal I could be visiting this year instead of having to rely on the memory of visits of long ago. Here’s a very small sample of some places I am grateful to have seen while travelling through Portugal.
Wishing everyone a Feliz Dia de Portugal, wherever you are.
The town square in Évora
Lovely architecture in Portalegre
The charming streets of Marvão on a sunny day
The magical Palace Hotel do Bussaco
Palace Hotel do Bussaco
Sunlight splashing colour brought out the beauty of Évora Cathedral
Lift up your eyes to the elegant dome of the Basílica de Mafra
The Cistercian Mosteiro de Alcobaça (below)
Unfinished Chapels at Batalha Monastery
This is one of my favourite photographs because it tells a story. The woman walking with a red bag says so much.
I end with this photograph taken at Lagoa do Fogo in São Miguel, Azores