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Lisboa, 2006

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (detail) Avenida da Liberdade Café Nicola Praça do Rossio seen from the Santa Justa elevator lookout Steps leading to York House Hotel, Rua das Janelas Verdes Window view from our bedroom at York House Hotel York House … Continue reading

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Lisboa, 1992

Views of São Vincente de Fora and the dome of Santa Engrácia, Panteão Nacional The elevador de Santa Justa for beautiful views of the city Dome of the Panteão Nacional Basílica de Santa Maria Maior, Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa Basílica … Continue reading

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Lisboa, 1989

I have visited Lisboa five times. That may not seem like a lot for those who love to travel to Portugal more often, but I am content with my few visits. Each time, I do get something new out of … Continue reading

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Sintra is the Romantic Heart of Portugal

I visited Sintra in October of 1984 and then in late-September of 1992. I mention the months because the fall light cast a spell over me and allowed me to experience Sintra as a magical place; full of early-morning mist … Continue reading

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Visiting Mercados in Portugal as a Tourist

Mercado Municipal de Viseu in 1992 What fascinates so many travellers about markets? I know that here, in Toronto, the St. Lawrence Market is also a favourite tourist destination. Markets allow us to enter the world of the “locals” and … Continue reading

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Óbidos

A window in Óbidos, looking out into Óbidos It was such a very long time ago when I had the pleasure of staying for several days in Óbidos, one of Portugal’s most charming medieval walled towns. The memory of walking … Continue reading

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PORTUGAL DAY

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 … Continue reading

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Rosetta McClain Gardens, After Rain

There is a wonder to the garden that only comes after a rainfall while the mist lingers. I went back to Rosetta McClain Gardens once the rain stopped and took these photos. Some will be similar to the sunny shots … Continue reading

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Rosetta McClain Gardens in Early June

The best time to walk through Rosetta McClain Gardens is early morning. June is here and so are June flowers. The tulips of April and May are gone from Rosetta, replaced by mostly purple and red flowers. On yesterday’s walk … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Time at the Aga Khan Park

It’s not a cherry blossom competition but just across the street from the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre you can also enjoy visiting the extensive grounds of the Aga Khan Park in Don Mills, Toronto,  where more cherry trees abound. It’s … Continue reading

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