Posted on March 23, 2017
Welcome to Thursday’s Special photo challenge again. Today’s theme is WINDING. Instead of sharing why I chose today’s theme, I would like you to read this great quote by Yeats:
The example bellow shows a well from Quinta da Regaleira, a bewildering estate located near the historic centre of Sintra in Portugal. “Built at the turn of the 20th century owing to the rich imagination of its owner Carvalho Monteiro and that of Italian architect Luigi Manini, the estate is an enchanting property featuring a palace and a chapel, a luxurious park with lakes, grottoes, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions among which the most mysterious and appealing are initiation wells that resemble underground towers lined with stairs. The wells were never used as water sources; instead they served for ceremonial purposes that included Rosicrucian initiation rites.” (text taken from some tourist brochure).
To join the challenge:
Make a photo post post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.
Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial
Leave a comment under this post.
Please have a look at the great entries to this challenge:
Posted on February 10, 2017
From the left bank of the Tagus River, a magnificent, red-painted, steel suspension structure crosses the bay and takes you straight onto shores of Lisbon. All you need to do is follow its shadow.
25 de abril
Weekly photo challenge now appears on Wednesdays, but I will continue to post for it on Fridays. The theme this week is Shadow. Our blogger friend Restless Jo likes walks but she also likes bridges, and I am sure she crossed this one before. Please, join her for her latest walk in the south of Portugal.
Posted on February 5, 2017
Welcome to another Black and White Sunday challenge. Today’s theme is SIGN.
I went with my astrological sign depicted in a beautiful pavement in Belem district of Lisbon, but you know that you can take this word as far as you want. Let’s see how creative you can be.
Just remember that this is a monochrome challenge. You have time to make a photo post till next Saturday.
Have a great week ahead!
Click on the links to see the participants’ entries:
Posted on August 29, 2016
One of the first stops during my visit to Portugal was Boca do Inferno which in English translates as: Hell’s Mouth. It was early May and the air temperature rose above 35 Celsius. The ocean was unusually calm and nothing suggested the raging waves this spot is known for.
This is my entry for the challenge run by Restless Jo who made Portugal her second home.