Thursday, 31 August 2017

What a Great August this was!





August was surely a busy month. Not here on the blog, but on the road! Revisited old places and get to know some new ones. The month started at the Alentejo (South of Portugal) for a "girls only" gathering with some of my dearest cousins. You can't imagine how much fun we had! The Portuguese Southwest coast and the Atlantic coast near Lisbon were also some of the places I visited and soon I'll bring you some posts on it (promise!). On the last couple of weeks of August, we went to Andalusia: Seville, Cordoba, and Granada are amazing cities that I'll be writing about soon.

September is on our door step and, with it, the end of Summer. Until the next monthly wrap-up, leave you with the nine photos that are the Top 9 for August on our Instagram account. You can follow us there for daily photos and tips.











Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chronicles from Alentejo | Piled Stones on the Southwest Coast of Portugal






You probably have heard about Cairns or seen pictures of piled stones featuring improbable balance constructions. The Gaelic term Cairn means a "mound of stones built as a memorial or landmark" and these piles that can easily be found in Celtic territories usually marked a path, indicating the way. Other cultures, like native Americans, used it to sign burying sites. Today you can find it almost anywhere as an expression of Man's willing to create and built, not only useful things but also beautiful features.

Recently I've visited some spots on the Portuguese Southwest Coast and at Vila Nova de Mil Fontes I've found this stone beach covered with hundreds of stone piles. The scenery is awesome and a truly photographers trap. If you're visiting Portugal, go there, take some photos, and build your own pile of stones!
























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