Post Tagged with: "Portugal"

  • Monserrate - Perfect proportions

    Sintra Part IV – Marvellous Monserrate

      If you are looking for an example of sheer indulgence, rescued literally from the ashes of pure neglect, you need look no further than the Monserrate Palace near Sintra. […]

  • The original building was just a summer house

    Sintra Part III – Curious Quinta

    It takes a true alchemist to combine Masonry, The Knights Templar, four different types of architecture and perhaps a big dollop of arrogance and not come off looking totally crazy. […]

  • One day, son……

    Sintra Part II – The pleasure of Pena Palace

    There’s so much gorgeousness in a few square kilometers around Sintra in Portugal  – it’s almost embarrassing, so on Geoff’s birthday we set out to revel in it all – […]

  • The palace would have dominated the view over the valley

    Scintillating Sintra (Part I)

    Sintra is deservedly a world heritage site, surrounded by world heritage sites, but never mind that – check out the size of the chimneys on that thing, they’re mammoth!   […]

  • Eye candy for the soul

    Eye candy for the soul

      Feeling the need to indulge in a little far flung fantasising? Flip over to our Flickr account – where we have just posted the last of the Portuguese pretties. […]

  • Next stop America

    The ocean at the end of the lane

      At one time it was thought to be where the known-world ended, at another it was the nerve-centre for maritime developments that later made discovering the New World possible. […]