Saturday, January 3, 2015

Monday, November 10, 2014


My hometown. Taken with Minolta Dynax SPxi

Monday, July 21, 2014


As promissed in my last publication, here are the rest of the pictures of my trip to Lisbon. These were however taken in Sintra, a typical portuguese town of the Lisbon district.

Sintra is mostly known for its several palaces and quintas and their respective blend of several styles. Perhaps you have already heard of the Pena Palace, its (partial) restauration and construction ordered by Fernando II, also known as the Artist King. The palace assembles a mixture of gothic style with neo-manuelism (revival) architecture, giving it simultaneously a romantic and mystical aura.

It was very difficult to take any decent pictures of the palace. There were several restauration processes taking place, and the palace was jammed with tourists.

The palace is also surround by a vast "garden" (forest); with every step we took there were fairy-like bridges like this to find, gigantic birdhouses, ponds, moss covered benches and other hidden gems.

Black swans!

Next we headed to the Quinta da Regaleira, also known for its awe inspiring mixture of gothic and manueline architecture. The quinta is often described as a bit grotesque, as it holds several depictions of masonry, alchemy, rosicrucianism and other mystical/religious allusions. The gardens also gave way to all that mysticism and magical feeling: a whole groto labyrinth can be found within the estate (that every visitor can explore, by the way), lakes, statues, wells and sundials were also to be found. 

Much love,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lisboa | Lisbon

Entrance of a metro station in Art Nouveau style 

Last weekend my mother and I decided to make a small trip to Lisbon and Sintra. This was my 2nd time in Lisbon, and I most certainly wasn't expecting to be back so soon after my last trip in September 2013. 

Although I really liked the town centre of Lisbon, my favourite part of the city was the Alfama District. Alfama is one (if not the) oldest districts from Lisbon, also often known as the medieval maze of Lisbon. Unfortunately I didn't get to see much of that part of the town (we booked a trip for 3 days only), but I'm decided to go back - again. 

Unfortunately I had a few troubles with my phone and wasn't able to take a lot of pictures (I really need to invest in a real camera!).

Will publish more pictures soon! 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

“Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly” 
― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm still here.
For the past 3 years, the first two months of the year are torture: exams after exams, work after work. In days like these the wish of giving in to all the pressure and self-doubt are strong.
But I'm still here.