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Friday Feature Photo: The Card Sharks of Madrid

Photographer: Adam Jason Moore Capture Date: June 12, 2013 Location: Madrid, Spain About: Despite their slow methodical approach, and deep-inset wrinkles, you won’t find more sly or wily players on this side of the Peninsula. Card games have long been enjoyed as a Spanish past time, and will often consist of: Loba, Botifarra, Chinchon, and […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Prolific Portuguese Poet

Photographer: Pedro Ribeiro Simões Capture Date: March 30, 2015 Location: Lisbon, Portugal About: The famed Portuguese poet and writer, Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) , was respected not only for the quality and breadth of his work, but for the work of his 75 alter egos. Rather than call them pseudonyms, because he didn’t feel it captured their true […]

Friday Feature Photo: Baking Bread in the Algarve

Photographer: Nicola Holtkamp Capture Date: September 9, 2012 Location: Olhão, Portugal About: Bread baking in Portugal is just as an important part of the culture as is wine,  cheese and pastries. The Algarve is no different! Normally enjoyed with butter or olive oil, dipping and dredging in sauces is completely acceptable.And even though most Portuguese consume all […]

5 Fantastic Hikes in Catalunya for Food Lovers

Beyond the urban hive of Barcelona, the natural wonders of Catalunya await. Mountains, vineyards, forests, and coastlines; the region has it all! Hiking is a popular pastime here and should be at the top of the list for any visitor with a passion for both recreation and authentic cuisine, as […]

Friday Feature Photo: A Sinful Combination

Photographer: Caroline Capture Date: October 1, 2011 Location: Aveiro, Portugal About: Portuguese coffee borders on sinful, but when paired with a pastry, it’s organismic! Never tried it, maybe now’s the time to come visit!! Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Umbrella Sky Project

Photographer: Rui Costa Capture Date: July 22, 2014 Location: Aveiro, Portugal About: The little town of Águeda is decorated annually with vibrant umbrellas that cascade a waterfall of color onto the city streets. More than 3000 have been hung with wires, bringing smiles and radiant light to the city streets. For more information, go to the Umbrella […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Fairytale Forests of the Canary Islands, Spain

Photographer: Marcos Bolaños Capture Date: January 2014 Location: Canary Islands About: Despite its small size, the Canary Island Volcanic Archipelago is one of the most beautifully diverse places on earth supporting rare endemic species of animals and plants sequestered in the thick laurisilva forests. Hence, the islands aren’t just for sandy beaches and subtle white […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Natural Beauty of Asturias

Photographer: Francisco Domínguez Capture Date: November 18, 2012 Location: Valgrande Pajares – Asturias About: The photograph is taken just at the point of the river where the Puerto and Mestas streams merge into one flowing body of water. At this time of the year, just as the leaves are turning into vibrant patches of […]

5 Fantastic Food Photography Tips

“Just give me a second….one more…ok!” How many times do you utter these words before digging into a new and exciting meal – your camera phone at the ready?! Living just South of Lisbon, these words escape my lips frequently. Why? Because food in Portugal and Spain is absolutely beautiful with […]

Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

Photographer: Jordi Cohen Capture Date: Setember 2007 Location: Via Laietana, Barelona, Spain About:  This was the second time the photographer took pictures at the “correfoc”,  having learned a few tricks from last year’s challenges. Cruising Via Laietana, he saw a group of devils light their torches using the fire expelled from the Fire Breather. After one failed attempt […]