The Great Travel Adventure: Lisbon 2

Here we are again, folks. This week we are off to Belém; it was a rainy old day and not without incident, but we made the most of it and enjoyed it immensely! 

Do have a look  at my husband Ray’s website: http://www.rayscam.com/

Padrão dos Descobrimentos ~ the monument of the discoveries.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos ~ the monument of the discoveries.
A map displaying all of Portugal's discoveries.
A map displaying all of Portugal’s discoveries.
Torre de Belém.
Torre de Belém.
Monumento Combatentes Ultramar ~ the monument to the Portuguese soldiers fallen in Africa (1961 - 1975)
Monumento Combatentes Ultramar ~ the monument to the Portuguese soldiers fallen in Africa (1961 – 1975).
The inside of the tower, first level.
The inside of the tower, first level.
As seen from the second level in the tower.
As seen from the second level in the tower.
An old fireplace in the tower.
An old fireplace in the tower.
The very narrow old staircase in the tower that we took to the top.
The very narrow old staircase in the tower that we took to the top.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ~ a monastery.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ~ a monastery.
A statue to Afonso de Albuquerque.
A statue to Afonso de Albuquerque.

 

I hope to see you again next week 🙂

The Great Travel Adventure: Lisbon 1

Hello from Portugal! Lisbon to be precise 😉

After a stunning two weeks in the Western Cape of South Africa, we jumped on a plane to Portugal. Two wonderful (but too short) days in Lisbon, quite a few photos and LOTS of memories! Enjoy the next three weeks of “Lisboa a Linda…” (Lisbon the Beautiful…) 😉

Do have a look  at my husband Ray’s website: http://www.rayscam.com/

Praça de Rossio.
Praça da Frigueira.
Rua Augusta.
Rua Augusta.
Praça da Figueira.
Praça do Rossio.
Rua Augusta.
Rua Augusta.
Baixa.
Baixa, one of Lisbon’s districts.
A little delicatessen in Alfama (my favourite district of Lisbon).
A little delicatessen in Alfama (my favourite district of Lisbon).
One of many VERY narrow streets in Alfama.
One of many VERY narrow streets in Alfama.
Paróquia de São Vicente de Fora.
Paróquia de São Vicente de Fora (the main cathedral of Lisbon).
A magnificent view of the river Tagus and the Alfama district.
A magnificent view of the river Tagus and the Alfama district.
Uniquely Portuguese tiles (called Azuleijos) depicting a battlefield.
Uniquely Portuguese tiles (called Azuleijos) depicting a battlefield.

Did you enjoy these? Come back next week for more! 🙂

The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 12

Welcome to the last week of South Africa! I hope you have enjoyed the photographs from this beautiful part of the world.

Do have a look  at my husband Ray’s website: http://www.rayscam.com/

As you enter the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden...
Upon entering the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden…
My very favourite flowers; arum lillies
My very favourite flowers; arum lillies.
A magical place!
A magical place!
The view one sees from here is magnificent.
The view one sees from here is magnificent.
A peak...one of many around this beautiful city of Cape Town...just beautiful!
A peak…one of many around this beautiful city of Cape Town…just lovely!
Coral tree
Coral tree.
Gardener's Cottages.
Gardener’s Cottages.
Under cover...
Under cover…
Orange!
Orange!
Kirstenbosch Mojo Restaurant.
Kirstenbosch Moyo Restaurant.

I hope to see you back next week for Portugal pics! 😉

The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 11

This week is all about Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West.

Do have a look  at my husband Ray’s website: http://www.rayscam.com/

The path through the herb garden...
The path through the rose garden…
Roses...
Roses…
Under the tree.
Under the tree.
Big ol' oak tree!
Big ol’ oak tree!
Sunlit.
Sunlit.
The path towards the grapes.
The path towards the grapes.
Japanese Maple.
Japanese Maple.
Lovely lavender.
Lovely lavender.
Herb garden.
Herb garden.
Clouds over the mountains...
Clouds over the mountains…

I hope to see you again next week as we go to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.