kerry murray travel photography portugal

Instagramming

So I’m probably one of the last people in the whole world to get into Instagram, but here I am, finally. I resisted getting an iPhone for ages because I didn’t want to become one of “those” people… you know, the ones who are permanently glued to their phones and get that funny twitch everytime the email or facebook “pings” with a notification… but in the end I had to do it, the world moves forward, with or without me and it definitely makes my work life a whole lot easier to manage. But my favourite part is having a…

Travel photography Portugal

Castelo de Amourol

We went on a scouting mission a while ago, look for nice locations for photo shoots and found the Castelo de Amourol, which is an ancient castle built on an island in the Tejo (Tagus) river. Parts of the castle date back to pre-Roman times… which is an insane amount of time for a building to stand in the middle of a river. Theres not much here besides the stone walls of the castle itself… no restaurants, curio shops and the usual flotsam and jetsam of the tourism trade, which adds to the mystery of the place… Portugal is so…

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…