Take Me to Portugal~

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“Trade winds and galleons lost in the sea,
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I know that treasure is waiting for me.”
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Morrison was right, Lisbon is a treasure trove.

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We are traveling back and forth between Portugal and Spain for the next several weeks.
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As the poet, Alvaro de Campos wrote, we will be revisiting Lisbon,
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“O gentle, silent, ancestral Tagus,

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Tiny truth in which the sky is mirrored!”

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Cheers to you from Portugal & Spain~

207 thoughts on “Take Me to Portugal~

  1. Lovely shots, Cindy! When we’re ready for our trip to Spain and Portugal, I’d like to ask you for your recommendations. We’ve just been to Barcelona and loved it. Enjoy your travels. They sound wonderful.

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  2. Whenever I read your posts, I think of my favourite travel quote: “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” And my dear friend, you do move. And I love moving with you…Safe travels.

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    • I love the terra cotta roof colors too which can be seen in much of Europe, probably came from the color of the clay. The Romans used it extensively. We went to the most gorgeous Moorish castle that was 1000 years old and they have no clay tile roofs which made it stand out!

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  3. Bonjour CINDY beau pays le PORTUGAL beaucoup de soleil
    Dans un coin de mon cœur
    Ton amitié vit comme une fleur
    Avec un joli parfum de tendresse
    Ses pétales sont toutes colorées
    Les racines de cette fleur sont solides
    Voilà ,pourquoi , notre amitié dure depuis
    Des jours , des mois , des années
    C’est un lien très fort entre nous
    Je te souhaite une agréable journée
    Prends bien soin de toi
    Bernard , bise

    Un petit café ensemble ,tisane ou autre

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    • Laughing, sunny Spain & Portugal which I unwisely named a prior post has turned out to be stormy Spain & Portugal. But it is all good. My son leaves today for Switzerland where the high temps on some days are negative zero celsius. He’s going to need to buy thermal underwear in mid-May!

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  4. Reblogged this on SUSANNE LEIST and commented:
    I live vicariously through Cindy Knoke’s adventures.
    Take Me to Portugal~
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    “Trade winds and galleons lost in the sea,
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    I know that treasure is waiting for me.”
    DSC05008
    Morrison was right, Lisbon is a treasure trove.

    DSC04945
    We are traveling back and forth between Portugal and Spain for the next several weeks.
    DSC04950
    As the poet, Alvaro de Campos wrote, we will be revisiting Lisbon,
    DSC04871

    “O gentle, silent, ancestral Tagus,

    DSC04999
    Tiny truth in which the sky is mirrored!”

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    Cheers to you from Portugal & Spain~

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  5. Of course, I love the street art! I’m not able to blog much these days due to long working hours. 7 more weeks of insanity. Then, re-entry.

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  6. I enjoyed the Lisbon scenery, the murals on walls and especially the waterfront and bridge, Cindy! I love Morrison, along with your use of his words. These are treasures! Enjoy and will check out your other posts. . .

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    • We head back to Lisbon by train tomorrow. I am looking forward to spending more time there. I agree with you about the waterfront particularly. It may be the prettiest I’ve seen.

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  7. The exposure you used on that first shot ~ wow. Pretty great intro to Lisbon and Portugal…a destination I hope to see one day. I think it is the sea-faring history of Portugal that would interest me the most, for as you have quoted above “Trade winds and galleons lost in the sea, I know that treasure is waiting for me.” ~ Cheers…

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    • Yes, their history of sea exploration is incredible! In California, most of the cities, are named after or by Spanish or Portuguese explorers. It is nice to go to the places the explorers came from, and get a sense of the still living history.

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  8. The murals are really something. I wonder who the artist is? It’s like an alien came from the future and arrived in a past century and marvelled at how ancient this civilization is still.

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  9. You have captured the stunning colours and art at the heart of Lisbon. Our favourite city. We never tire of it. Have followed your journey backwards just before we start another back to the UK. Hoping you will come back soon and try the sleepy but fiesta loving Aracena.

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