Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Yellow In My Travels…

 

Quebec, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Sintra, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal

 

Washington, DC
Washington, DC

 

 

 

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

 

Genoa, Italy
Genoa, Italy

 

Malaga, Spain
Malaga, Spain

 

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

 

So many things were left behind on this earth by many other people, civilizations, communities and more from the past. They are gone, but never forgotten. They are our history, our past. They are part of who we are now. They left temples, ruins, monuments, arts, knowledge and more, that guide us through life about what they learned and discovered , so we can continue the journey of life on this earth not completely “clueless”.

 

These Roman ruins are in Évora, Portugal. Is the Temple of Diana, that dates back to the 2nd century AD when Évora was an important Roman military outpost in Portugal.

 

This pictures were taken on October of last year when we visited Portugal for the first time.

Gone But Not Forgotten

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea-Gulls Air Show and Saying Goodbye To Lisbon

This post is a continuation of my last post “Lisbon From Another Angle

I found the little video that I took of the sea-gulls having fun around the cruise while we were leaving the coast of Lisbon. I thought of sharing it with you, because I mention the “air show” on my last post. I know that you can see sea-gulls in every coast and lately you can even found them in land. But there are interesting to me, I like to observe them. They are very intelligent birds, very opportunist too. Anyways this was quite a show that did not happened in any other port that we visited on this cruise trip. So here it is…

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂

Lisbon From Another Angle

I am in love with Portugal! My husband think it is because it was my first experience in Europe. Maybe… The only thing I know is that I want to go again and again. Well next time I go I want to explore the south coast, traveling on car from Lisbon to Algarve.

 

Lisbon Cathedral
Lisbon Cathedral

We had the chance to visit Lisbon briefly this time (our 2nd time), only for a day. But we were able to see Lisbon particularly from another angle. Places that last year we saw with details, that we visited personally like the Monument Of the Discoveries, the Lisbon Cathedral, Sao Jorge Castle, the Belem Tower and other things, this time we admire them from another angle, from the water side.

 

 

 

Monument Of the Discoveries
Monument Of the Discoveries

 

Tower of Belem
Tower of Belem

 

We left Lisbon in the afternoon. We went to the top deck of our cruise, along with everybody else to wave goodbye to the vibrant old city. While our ship sail slowly through the Rio Tejo (Tagus River)toward the ocean, seagulls display an airshow for us. They flown so close to us, that you can even see into their eyes.

 

 

 

 

A very different view was seeing the 25 Abril Bridge form under…

Check the video and see with me the 25 Abril Bridge from another angle!! Excuse the wind noise… I tried to reduce the sound or at least I thought I did.

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery

 

This is our second time visiting beautiful Lisbon. But this time we are part of a cruise tour, even our time is short in town we were able to meet another side of Lisbon. This time, limited by the structure of a tour, we explore the country side of this coastal town. After passing through the 25 Abril bridge and leaving behind the terra-cotta site we made our way to the town of Azeitao around 30 minutes away from Lisbon where Jose Maria da Fonseca winery is located.

 

 

 

 

Working since 1834 and with over 7 generations of experience Jose Maria da Fonseca is one of the most famous and prestigious winery in Portugal. The most amazing thing about this fact is that we were able to see with our own eyes and taste for ourselves this gem of Lisbon.

 

 

 

 

 

From the outside, the place looks small but once inside is like going to another dimension of beauty and time… take a look with me.

 

 

 

 

 

How the wine was bottle back then...
How the wine was bottle back then…

 

 


We learn here about the Moscate de Setúbal wine very similar of the wines from Porto. Like I said, similar to Porto, Moscatel de Setúbal are wood aged until they are bottled, also brandy is added for that unique flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special family collection
A special family collection

 

 

Here is a short video of our trip to the winery, if gives you a little insight of what we did and saw. To bad I can’t add a wine taste for you… If you like sweet on your wine, then Moscatel de Setúbal is a great option for you!

 

 

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂