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Fernando Pessoa

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 […]

Portuguese bread

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 […]

Portuguese Coffee

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 […]

The umbrellas of Aveiro

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 […]

Canary Islands, Spain

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 […]

Carrefoc, La Merce, Barcelona

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 […]