Tuesday, February 28, 10AM
Tuesday, February 28, 10AM
Sintra is a small place with a lot to see. So I’m pretty sure this is part 1 of many more parts to go. Including a part about the center of the villa which deserves it’s own homage – I hope that’s not too strong a word, it sounded great in my head.
I had to start somewhere.
Anyways, I started with Quinta da Regaleira – I won’t try to translate it, do you translate your name when you introduce yourself to someone? No. Great. Anyways – I still remember visiting with my family as a kid. It wasn’t this crowded then, but it’s magic remains.
When you walk in you will be able to find a palace and chapel surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains, wells, sculptures, gazebos and caves – ok it’s a an old park, but it’s pretty and I haven’t even gotten to the best part.
Despite all of this, what makes this park so fun to visit is the extensive and enigmatic set of tunnels. There are multiple entrances and they are all interconnected but no matter how you work around it, eventually you will end up at the bottom of a huge – and awesome – well.
My favorite spot: the Waterfall Lake, which is great on it’s own but it also has its back maze of caves and tunnels, so you can bump into it from 3 different perspectives.
And because none of these entries can be truly finished without a tech complaint:
a drone over this place would have been amazing, I’m going back once I manage to get one.
Usually when people think of Portugal they think of Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve. If you are a surfer and tend to travel to Portugal with that activity in mind, I’m sure other destinations come to mind. The most common one being Peniche.
Peniche is home to many surf camps and schools, and recently became the destination for the World Championship tour to the World Surf League. So, if you are not a surfer, maybe this wouldn’t be your destination of choice.
My favorite thing about Peniche? It’s port. And their boats of course.
Mostly because they’ll take you to the Berlenga Grande Island.
Can you tell what my favorite activity was?
If you want to just lay on the sand and soak in the sun, this might not be your spot, the beach is tiny. But if you wanna swim, snorkel, dive, hike, explore, go on boat rides, this is your spot. And once you get tired from all of these activities, there are nice terraces and spots to chill with a beer and look at the beautiful view.
Here are some tips
boy: “I keep loosing it. I search every day. And each day I find a new one I have lost before”
Photograph + film = Cinemagraph
I wanted to start with something challenging, something I had never created before so I decided to learn something new:
I got inspired by a video posted by Peter McKinnon which explained how to create this magical little things.
She could still hear the loose screw as she rode the bike. It was a loud and unpleasant sound but she had learn to like it. Everyone heard her coming, small price to pay for the decreased risk of bumping into someone. A reassuring feeling when riding a bike in Italy.
However, she felt the need to stop to check it, and make sure it was just loose. She didn’t feel like having her friend’s bike suddenly fall apart right from underneath her.
girl: “that’s brian”
girl takes a picture
girl: “alright, let’s go on a small graffiti hunt”
girl: “hm, not as creative, but the message…”
girl: “he he he he”
She wasn’t sure what that was, only that she had a seen different versions of the same type of image all around town.
girl: “What in the world was that?”
she says to herself as she is biking home. It was hot and she was tired. She wasn’t gonna hunt for all of them now, but she will.
boy: “where are you going?”
she hears an unfamiliar music playing. knowing exactly where it was coming from, she went to meet it.
girl: “was that you?”
boy: “yeah, I’m experimenting with something new. what do you think about this?”
girl: “i like it”
boy keeps playing. girl takes picture.
girl: “hey, are you still cold?”
boy: “a little, just around my neck”
other boy: “want my scarf?”
boy: “if you are not cold, that would be great”
boy: “how do I look?”
girl takes photograph