São Gregorio

One of our most favourite things to do when we have nothing to do is drive. Once when we were in Puerto Rico we hired a car and drove around the entire island in a day. We only stopped once, for lunch, and then carried on driving… in retrospect it might have been a good idea to stop and explore the coastline but we were happy just to drive. This small town of São Gregorio was discovered on one of our wandering road trips through the Alentejo recently… A church dating back to 1632 gives me the idea that once…

Its all about the light

Back in the day when I was studying History of Art as one of my high-school subjects we studied Van Gogh (who is still one of my favourites) and followed the evolution of his painting style from the very beginning in Holland until his death years later in France. One thing that struck me during those classes was the fact that Van Gogh made such a big deal about the quality of the light in the south of France, in comparison to the light in Holland. It was something that I didn’t understand at the time… I figured that the…

Costa Nova, Aveiro

We recently spent a few days in the middle-of-nowhere, Alentejo, which was fabulous, especially the part where we had no internet connection and barely any cell-phone signal either… the photos from this mini-holiday are coming soon, but before that, I have a bit of a back-log of images taken throughout the past few months that I hadn’t had time to edit until recently (the lack of internet distractions while in the middle-of-nowhere makes one surprisingly productive, even while on holiday!) So first up, some images from a visit to Aveiro…

Back to the blog

Wedding season is drawing to a close, and even though I still have work to finalize and editing to do, I have been dying to get back to my little old blog… where I can do as I please and take photos for no reason at all other than to fill the gaps in my heart. And those gaps have slowly been growing, and with them, the realisation that doing a little bit of my own thing (in between the things that pay the bills) is important, essential even, for my creativity and mental health. I love my job, without…

Almada

Last week we had a rare wedding-free Saturday night and so we took a trip “across the river” to visit one of our favourite restaurant/bars with good friends and listen to some live music. Atira-te ao Rio is literally right on the banks of the Tejo river and in spite of it being in existence (rumour has it) for over 10 years and having been featured in the likes of Conde Naste Traveller, it is super low-key and laid back (and the fact that its pretty much impossible to find the first time round probably helps keep the mystery going…

Festas de Lisboa – Lisbon Festival

Summer time is party time in Portugal, and a party just isn’t a party without sardines and chorizo cooked over the coals and served with heaps of Portuguese bread (which is officially the most delicious in the world. Officially) and ridiculous amounts of beer. Welcome to the Lisbon sardine festival…