Step down

Step down

As I write this, I’ve had a bit of a mind blank on where these steps were to be found.

They were taken in Lisbon, that much is certain, and I was fully committed to them being in the National Coach Museum. However now I think about the shot I took afterwards from halfway down the stairs I’m wondering if they were instead in Jerónimos Monastery.

If I looked in Lightroom I would find out the images I took before and after this…but it’s pretty worrying that I’ve now forgotten as I’m usually very good at remembering exactly where images were taken.

It’s been a long year. Actually, that’s a lie as the year has seemingly whizzed by.

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Parque Eduardo VII

Parque Eduardo VII

After a super long Saturday, and getting up pre-dawn on the Sunday, I was really quite tired by the time I hit this location. Arriving at the metro station at the lower end of the park I ambled all the way up to the high end where this vantage point was.

The sun was shining brightly, and though clouds were moving reasonably fast there were non directly overhead to block the harsh light. I therefore had a great time just sitting on the bench in the sun relaxing. 15 minutes later a cloud finally arrived to diffuse the sun and I managed to grab a few snaps in between other tourists.

Hump day – hope you’re having a great one.

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Pantheon

Pantheon

I spent a lot of time here, at the National Pantheon, during my trip to Lisbon. Mostly I was hiding from the rain, but it’s a beautiful building that I was happy to wander around.

When I got to the top I was surprised to find such a vast rooftop space open out in front of me. I was confident that the ‘no tripod’ rule that was in force only applied to the interior of the building, and so I set up out here on the rooftop just as the rain was ceasing for a while and did a few long exposures (I took about 5 images before the rain started again).

This was potentially my favourite building in Lisbon, and for a €4 entry I thought it was pretty good value too. I am also delighted that I stumbled upon it, as I had many places pinpointed on my ‘to visit’ map and this was not one of them…it was only while I was walking around after visiting a nearby church that I saw the dome and thought it may be a good place to hide from the rain.

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Pipoca

Pipoca

Meet Pipoca, a lovely little cat I had the pleasure of meeting yesterday while walking around Lisbon.

I learnt that ‘Pipoca’ translates as ‘Popcorn’, however I admit to learning this from Google…the cat taught me nothing.

I loved Pipoca’s piercing blue eyes, as well as her disregard for a huge dog on the other side of the wall behind her and which was barking non-stop.

I’m super tired after the long weekend, but happy to now be home and know that’s the last of the travel for this year. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve really enjoyed it, but I’m also going to enjoy just being in London, and more importantly in my flat, for the next few weekends where I can chill out.

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Pink and blue

Pink and blue

I like to think that these two properties have nothing to do with each other, and one day they just both decided they would paint their front doors a nice bright colour…and this is what resulted.

Somehow I doubt it worked like that, but I thought it was a lovely little scene when I looked at it.

Today I’m heading out to Lisbon for the weekend. My first time in Portugal, and another country ticked off the list – potentially my final one of the year unless I decide to head out somewhere for Christmas.

Have a great weekend.

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Open university

Open university

This cool looking set of doors lead into Trinity College, Dublin.

It’s an awesome location to walk around and grab a few images, and if you do go I would very much recommend going to the library – it’s a beautiful venue and one you are sure to love.

This weekend I’m heading out to Lisbon which will likely be my final trip of the year. It’s been a super busy and long one, and I’m very much looking forward to relaxing for a while next year.

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Sam Beckett Bridge

Sam Beckett Bridge

Here’s the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin during the blue hour. It’s an awesome looking bridge, but I was there on a a pretty cold night and the wind coming up from the river was chilling my bones, so I was pleased to pack up and move along after getting a few images from either side of the bridge.

Hoping to get back to Dublin sometime next year :)

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