Just before sunset, Hotel Mont-Blanc, Jaraicejo, Extremadura, Spain
Chaos City, Hotel Mont-Blanc, Jaraicejo, Extremedura.
Hotel Luxe, Lisbon. Actually Basic rather than Luxe, and recently built. Google maps & street view currently (10/10) shows it as a building site.
View from 3rd floor bedroom, Hotel Luxe, Lisbon.
Mr. Swire approved of the colour scheme of his balcony
Mr. Swire on the balcony at the rear of Hotel Luxe.
Mrs. Masimba-Swire on the balcony at the rear of Hotel Luxe
Infants School Yard
Barack gets the convicts crop. He doesn't seem to be enjoying it as much as Leroy is.
...shooting from the hip again.
Beware of the tram
"OK, enough already!"
More balcony extensions in tasteful sky blue
View from South end of Rua Dom Duarte into Praça da Figueira
Plenty of Port in Portugal
Elevador de Santa Justa
Looking North up Rua Augusta using the 'Bad Postcard' filter in Photoshop
Arse end of King José the First on horseback in the middle of the Plaza of Commerce seen through the Victory Arch at the South end of Augusta Road. More than that I know not.
Roast Chestnuts in a paper twist
South (port) end of Rua Augusta
Just like Windsor
MUDE - the Design and Fashion Museum,
José the First on 'is 'orse in the Plaza of Commerce
Day 2. On the Way to Sintra. Lena goes for the huge sponge cake.
Coffee and cakes pit stop on the outskirts of Sintra
Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra
View across the Royal Palace of Sintra to the coast from the battlements of the Castelo dos Mouros
Royal Palace of Sintra (not Italianate farm buildings with an oast house)
The Sea! The Sea!
Palácio da Pena
Restaurant Vin Rouge, Cascais port.
Restaurant Vin Rouge, overlooking Cascais small but perfectly formed harbour.
A magnificent postre
In need of some TLC, as are many fine buildings in Portugal.
The House of Stories - Paula Rego Museum, Cascais
The Maids by Paula Rego, 1987
The Policeman's Daughter by Paula Rego, 1987
The Family by Paula Rego, 1988
Dog Woman by Paula Rego, 1994
The Shakespeare Room by Paula Rego, 2005
Day 3. Outside the main entrance of the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon is steep.
More derelict brilliance
Not open till 7.30. We decided not to wait.
Restaurante Costa do Castelo. Highly recommended. A starter of scallops in crustacean and saffron sauce.
A butterfly of roasted chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, cream cheese, pistachio nuts and a hint of (?) cardamom, served with couscous and a light meaty gravy
Day 4 - Mercado Da Ribeira, LIsbon's major indoor food market.
Market workers café grub
to 'settle the stomach', according to Mr. S
The Last of Lisbon
A not-quite-so-big a splash.