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mosaic road
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Heaven help me....yesterday it was boomerangs....today the reverberating of this didgeridoo pervaded Porto !! Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at mosaic road
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This was one bright bird ! He sat right up close to us for an entire meal, like a fourth lunch companion. He just lurked in companionable silence while we munched and drank and chatted. He kept his beady seagull eyes on the food but made no sudden moves towards... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at mosaic road
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Climbing Santas clinging to balconies seem to be essential Xmas adornment around Porto ! Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at mosaic road
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Lots of transport choices, even a chairlift, here in Porto but I opt for walking, strolling and meandering....even though the hills are very steep ! Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at mosaic road
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It’s nigh on impossible to show Porto by pic....you have to be here to see the amazing, incredible, wowfactor architecture !!! Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at mosaic road
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Rain is one of my pet hates especially when travelling. The bleak grey showery weather yesterday put a different spin on the views over Lisbon from the ramparts of Castelo Sao Jorge. I love that the red roofs stood out even in that drizzle and sea mist. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mosaic road
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Dominating the riverbank of River Targus in the Belem district of Lisbon is this enormous 52 meter high monument. See how tiny the people are beside it ! It was erected in the 1960s as a memorial to Portugese explorers and adventurers....and when you look at old maps, they did... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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Red and gold in Lisbon...the colours in Lisbon have so much more of a pop as it is winter and the sky for the most part is like a drab sheet...that overhead oyster grey blankness that is such a mainstay of European winters. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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Why on earth am I seeing boomerangs....quintessential Australiana.....in Portugal ?? Makes no sense at all !! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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Today was our much anticipated day trip to Cintra and we spent our visit enshrouded in fog, ensconced in scarves and huddled under umbrellas ! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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Ceramics to die for here in Portugal. Very different designs and patterns to Morocco. But how many platters can one person use or ....and carry !! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mosaic road
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The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Lisbon....such fun to see.....it makes even grinchy me feel a bit festive ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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The first thing I do always after checking in to my accommodation is to throw open all the windows and see my new neighbourhood from all directions. This Air bnb in Lisbon is right on top of a steep hill. It’s in an old building painted a vivid blue. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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All boxes ticked....warm, contemporary, immaculate, beams, views, central, coffee machine ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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This is all in my Lisboa street ! The very long cobbly lane is flanked by this muralled wall of what I call “designer graffiti “ Locals armed with spray cans and talent have left their very visual mark. For me, it’s an outdoor gallery ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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Need I say more ! Lisbon is my sort of place full of bakeries and cake shops with overflowing windows of decadent delights of the sugary persuasion ! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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These glossy birds were cool and disinterested as we wandered amongst them in the grounds of the Sao Jorges Castle today in Lisbon. They roosted, perched, preened and posed for the tourists. Their blue green brilliance was a welcome colorpop in the grey drizzly day. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mosaic road
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I was lucky enough to have a night of literature this week. The fact/fiction crime/culture novel Assembly of the Dead by Saeida Rouass was launched and Saeida herself spoke and signed copies. She was quite fascinating and honest about the writing process and story content. Her most recent book is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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I walk everywhere, foolhardy though that seems on a regular basis ! Here in Gueliz there is a busy junction of many roads that I need to navigate on a near twice daily basis. The pedestrian crossing, across the first 6 lanes of mayhem (out of 12) leads directly into... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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At the weekend I headed to the area of the Medina where there are shops and stalls selling all manner of material and textiles. Rolls and rolls of heavy brocades, velvets, faux leathers, wafty sheers and on and on lined the walls right up to the ceilings. Ladders were in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mosaic road
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Is this a sugar bowl or tea caddy ? I think it could be either/or but jury is still out ! It’s a great little vintage look piece of silverware and quite a conversation starter . Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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Three years ago I barely knew what a #hashtag was but yesterday I hit one thousand followers on Instagram. (It’s only taken 2.5 years !!!!! ) Now we all know this is a fluid figure and you can lose any number of people quite randomly at any time but I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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It was interesting the other day to be in a store in the Medina that had lots of china , porcelain, ceramics, tableware....call it what you will....that was not immediately Moroccan. The designs were more vintage, shabby chic, time honoured , classic.....again, any of these apply ! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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And well you may ask ! This traffic free moment in Marrakech was at 10 am today , Friday, this morning....so unusual, so rare, so odd, so abnormal ....and likely to never happen again. A total one off ! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at mosaic road
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And no passengers either ! I never see a single sole on these new 100 percent electric buses that we now have in Marrakech. Maybe I am just looking at the wrong time or it’s a quiet route ! Maybe the drivers are on some type of training program but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at mosaic road