In the spirit of International Women’s Day two days ago, I would love to share some works of two of my favourite female impressionists. These painters persevered in painting even when it was commonly only for men at that time. I am glad they did this because they were so talented.
Last December, escaping the winter in The Netherlands I spent a long week end in Málaga, south of Spain. One of the highlights from that trip was a daytrip to Ronda. Here are some pictures of that day. Ronda is one of the 25 white villages (Los Pueblos Blancos) spread in Andalusia region. The following …
During the a day trip to Sintra, Portugal last summer I hit three of the many must-see sites. One of them is Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle). It is called a castle but actually it is a fort. The Moors built it approximately in the 7th – 8th century. Here are a handful of pictures I took that day.
Entering the old town of Sintra, you can’t miss this white palace with two cone- shaped chimneys. This is Palácio Nacional de Sintra, National Palace of Sintra.
For those who love azulejos (Portuguese tiles), Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) is a must visit.
The history of Lagos goes way back to ca 2000 years ago. The Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors came and settled in this maritime town. The city had a big role in the Age of discovery. I managed to take some pictures of these traces. Here they come. From 1576 to 1755, Lagos was a …
Dated probably from the reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD), the bridge was part of a Roman aqueduct. It transported fresh water from the Francoli river to Tarragona.