Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —
That’s when the sky romances the earth
With its beauty.
(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)
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It’s always fun finding
The quirky side to a new place.
Ericeira, a small coastal village in Portugal,
Blue me away with its lovely azure glass tiles
And hand-y door knobs.
Aren’t they just blue-tiful?
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Mist has magical powers:
It can transform ordinary objects
(Here a crane on the jetty in Ericeira, Portugal)
Into classic suspense movie shots.
It turns a sunrise
Into a moment of purple-tinged drama —
And if it lingers all day,
A misty sunset can turn
Landscapes into paintings.
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After the heat of Lisbon,
It was wonderful to escape
To the seaside village of Ericeira in Portugal.
We stayed in a beach house
With gorgeous views of the sunset
And surfers gliding over the golden sea.
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Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning
In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst
Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.
(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.
This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)
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Oh, the things we do to get a photo!
While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.
One was a sunset session in a (secret) location on the New Jersey shore
With a marvellous view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.
I may or may not have trespassed on some waste ground
In order to capture the twisted pier
And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.
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Travel is a way of keeping yourself humble;
Of opening up to new people and experiences —
Of finding love and beauty
Everywhere in the world we live in.
I’m so lucky to be going back
To the vibrant city of New York.
I won’t be around until the end of next week —
Until then, take care!
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Walking through Lisbon is a delicious feast for the eyes.
Wherever you look, there are tiles and mosaics
And beautifully decorated shop fronts
Like this one – it’s the oldest cod cake shop in Lisbon.
And the colour — so warm and delicious
Like this lemon sorbet building;
Or deliciously purple
Even the faded old grand buildings near the harbour
Glitter with the gold of the setting sun
And transform into beauty.
For more colourful sights, please visit: Our World.
It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –
Can change in the space of a day or two:
From cloudy drama
To the joyfulness
Of dogs frolicking
In a glorious sunset.
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Óbidos in Portugal is famous for being
A perfectly preserved walled settlement.
The castle and its walls date back
To Roman times
But as you walk the narrow and steep cobbled streets,
You meet all kinds of buildings ranging from Gothic
To Renaissance and Baroque standing shoulder to shoulder.
The city gate is a gorgeous
Blue tiled balcony.
The town was very much geared for tourism
So my favourite parts of it
Were the secret alleys,
The quirky old stone houses
And far-away glimpses
Of purple splashes against old tiled roofs.
For more historic sights, please visit: Our World.