Images of Portugal

Here are a few photographs taken with the Nikon in Portugal starting from 2012.

Hibiscus and Oleandor growing in our garden in the Algarve –

Below are some shots taken at Fiesa in June 2012. Fiesa is an annual exhibition of sand sculptures that takes place every summer at Pera in the Algarve. Artists come from all around the world to build these sculptures most of which are as big as houses and are made solely of sand, water and a little washing up liquid to hold them together until it rains in October/November. There is a different theme each year – this year it’s Idols.

Praia da Luz – a random shot:

Geocaching near Arao in the Western Algarve – I have an obsession with tunnels:

Some pictures taken at Lagos Zoo in the Algarve:

Two examples of the local transport system in Barao S Joao:

Bensafrim, Western Algarve, on a cloudy October day..

Photographed at Alvor, but looks fairly cosmopolitan to me:

alvor seagull

Water supply in need of refurbishment:

old well

The local knife grinder:

knife sharpener

Lagos Harbour exit – January 2013:

reflection

The windmill at Silves which is perched high on a hill and can be seen for miles around:

silves windmill

Drying fish on the beach at Nazaré – Sepember 2013:

best 5 - fish

Crispy Octopus:

best 4 - octopus

Portuguese alleyway:

best 7 - alleyway

Some images of Obidos, an attractive walled town north of Lisboa:

obidos 4

obidos 2

obidos 3

Petanque (Boules) is a popular pastime with the locals, particularly the elderly. Played on any bit of rough ground that may be close to a bar!

petanque

These local residents are much respected and much protected:

stork

And these collect nectar in January/February from the spectacular display of almond blossom:

almond blossom

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