Dec 31, 2011

Back To d'a CaThedraL!!


:)


Hello back!!!
I missed u too.... >:O)





....at OPORTO cathedral...on that sunny morning!!! 
Another freezing winter morning.... just 1 week before X'mas.... Beautiful as always!!!

Such a wonder being shooting around... 
:)

Here we go again....



Here we are.... about 60 persons around.... really cool... 


 Romanic Style Cathedral, from the XII century.... 
Romanic style it's one of my fav Architecture styles.... 
Always so simple but yet so elegant and imponet!!!
>:)





 I know u missed seeing my China Ink cards...i did missing doing them too...
:)


More at:




Romanic Style Cathedral, from the XII century.... 
Romanic style it's one of my fav Architecture styles.... 
Always so simple but yet so elegant and imponet!!!















































More Cath shoots at my old POST at:









:)
Happy New Year guyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... 

:)
XOXO

Dec 29, 2011

BecauSe i'LL...

:)


...i wiLL always LOVE U!!!...
U know i'LL!!!
At d'a Yeatman luxury WINE hotel.


( Nahh....n sou mt de beber...nem mt nem pouco, passo anos sem beber.... 
....e bem pena tenho...há mt k n bebo o meu OPORTO wine... may b later...) 


.... at d'a Yeatman Luxury wine Hotel!! 



Climbing to reach Yeatman LUXURY wine Hotel.... 
:)
At Choupelo (tiny) Street.... 


Yeatman HOTEL...yesterday looking as cozy as this... stunning evening we caught there!!! 



UNESCO site, OPORTO city, 
PORTUGAL, 2nd most important city!!!
:)







Check out this amazing Yeatman HOTEL at:




...i wiLL always LOVE U!!!...
U know i'LL!!!


:)

Dec 26, 2011

Não estamuz interessadaz, tá??!!?



Recebi isto hoje pela 13ª x... ou seria pela 16ª x??? 
E... p k conste: 


HI dear
Good day my dear.how do you do, you captured my heart,
i need you for serious busines relationship. I am a single
pretty girl, not married, i got your email through web
site page when i was searching for a trust worthy partner.
i will also like to know about you.
write me back so that i will give you full explanation
about myself and send my photo to you for you to see me.
I will come back soon for your reply.
yours sincerely,
Miss Nina.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
sevgili  HI
İyi günler benim dear.how, kalbim esir, do
i, ciddi bir busines ilişki için size ihtiyacımız var. Ben tek bir
güzel kız, evli değil, ben web üzerinden e-posta var
site sayfasının i güvene layık bir iş ortağı arıyor.
ben de sizin hakkınızda bilmek istiyorum.
yazmak bana geri yüzden ben tam bir açıklama verecektir
kendimi ve beni görmek için benim fotoğraf göndermek.
Cevabınız için kısa sürede geri döneceğiz.
Saygılarımla,
Bayan Nina."


ORA BENHE!!!!
keria dizer 2 coisinhas á NINA!!
kerida NINA, 
1º -- Não sou gajo,ome, um elemento do sexo masculino, tá? desculpas-me?? :)
2º -- Não estaria interessado em ti, bela Nina, mesmo k fosses um belo gajo, um belo ome...rico, milionário e ás portas da morte.... ou whatever!!... Dassss.... 


Desculpa Nina!!
beijinho p ti.. ...qd te casares (Achas k ainda será em 2011??!!), convidas-me p o teu casamento??
mt agradecida!!! ... levarei akele vestidinho da Primark!!
:o)

eLes já anDem aí...eles já andeM!!!


...e eU tB!!!
:)

Os meus snail mail penpals.... sp mt keridos (N porque me mandam 'coisas mt giras', mas pq todos eles são MESMO parte de min...!!) ...a pensar no meu B'date, k está mm, mm a chegar... ...
:)

Do Japão recebi este encantador calendário!!!
Super útil!! Super fofo!!!


Vai me dar 1 jeitaço...c'um grandeeeeeeeeee caraçazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! 
:)

Thanks a lot Yukako!!!
U are a sweetie!!!
:)



Fazer anos é lixado....!!
:o)

Bota ai música!!!
Bora lá!!!
:)

PS: Caneco...assim de repente,c/ este POST...isto até parece 1 'blog de gaja'.... qqr parecença é mm 1 pura cuicidência!!! N temos vernizes, nem sapatos por aki... ...temos pena!!!
:)



Dec 18, 2011

De nueVo pOr caLLeciTas!!!



:)
Hello back!!! ...I  miss u too!! :) 

Back to old OPORTO area.... today morning.... 
Freezing but sunny & beautiful light 4 shooting around!!!....
:)
Here we go.....


At Escura Street & Souto Street




OPORTO CITY, PORTUGAL

Porto, also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. Its administrative limits (an area of 41.66 km²/16 sq.mi) include a population of 237,559 (2011) inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes. The urbanized area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.3 million (2011)[4] in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi),[5] making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. The Porto Metropolitan Area includes approximately 1.7 million people,[6][7][8] and is recognized as a Gamma-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group, being one of the four cities in the peninsula with global city status (the others being Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon).
Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale,[9] has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal," based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the name of the city is spelled with a definite article as "o Porto" (English:  the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as "Oporto" in modern literature and by many speakers.
One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.








Early history

The history of Porto dates back to the 4th century, to the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Celtic and Proto-Celtic ruins have been discovered in several areas, and their occupation has been dated to about 275 BC. During the Roman occupation, the city developed as an important commercial port, primarily in the trade between Olissipona (the modern Lisbon) and Bracara Augusta (the modern Braga).[11]
Porto fell under the control of the Moors during the invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in AD 711. In 868, Vímara Peres, a Christian warlord from Gallaecia, and a vassal of the King of Asturias, Léon and Galicia, Alfonso III, was sent to reconquer and secure the lands from the Moors. This included the area from the Minho to the Douro River: the settlement of Portus Cale and the area that is today known as Vila Nova de Gaia. Portus Cale, later referred to as Portucale, was the origin for the modern name of Portugal. In 868 Count Vímara Peres established the First County of Portugal, or (Portuguese: Condado de Portucale), usually known as Condado Portucalense after reconquering the region north of Douro.[11]
In 1387, Porto was the site of the marriage of John I of Portugal and Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt; this symbolized a long-standing military alliance between Portugal and England. The Portuguese-English alliance,(see the Treaty of Windsor (1386)) is the world's oldest recorded military alliance.
In the 14th and the 15th centuries, Porto's shipyards contributed to the development of Portuguese shipbuilding. It was also from the port of Porto that, in 1415, Prince Henry the Navigator (son of John I of Portugal) embarked on the conquest of the Moorish port of Ceuta, in northern Morocco. This expedition by the King and his fleet, which counted amongst others Prince Henry, was followed by navigation and exploration along the western coast of Africa, initiating the Portuguese Age of Discovery. The nickname given to the people of Porto began in those days; Portuenses are to this day, colloquially, referred to as tripeiros (English: tripe peoples), referring to this period of history, when higher-quality cuts of meat were shipped from Porto with their sailors, while off-cuts and by-products, such as tripe, were left behind for the citizens of Porto: tripe remains a culturally important dish in modern day Porto.





Geography

In recent years, UNESCO recognised its historic centre as a World Heritage Site. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the gothic Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses. The baroque style is well represented in the city in the elaborate gilt work interior decoration of the churches of St. Francis and St. Claire (Santa Clara), the churches of Mercy (Misericórida) and of the Clerics (Igreja dos Clérigos), the Episcopal Palace of Porto, and others. The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries also added interesting monuments to the landscape of the city, like the magnificent Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Hospital of Saint Anthony, the Municipality, the buildings in the Liberdade Square and theAvenida dos Aliados, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal). A guided visit to the Palácio da Bolsa, and in particular the Arab Room, is a major tourist attraction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto






















LINKS:


http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rua_Escura

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rua_da_Bainharia

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_Hist%C3%B3rico_do_Porto




Bright ...freezing but sunny morning!!....


Por callecitas lindas....lindas como esta!!!
Volvere otro dia!!
:)


Merry X'mas!!

:)

Dec 15, 2011

São NicoLau



Hola que tal? Me has estrañado?? Genial....
:)
Vaya, hoy estamos en la tipica RIBEIRA... la parte más vieja de OPORTO, mi ciudad.
Y visitaremos la Iglesia de São Nicolau... .... muy, muy rapidito... ha sacado unas fotitas hace un par de meses.... a ver que tal estan... 

A disfrutar!!!! 
:)

:) Continuamos a testar a Nex 5....
....a pekena porta-se SP mt bem...e eu gosto dela!!! ... >:D

Igreja de São Nicolau é uma Igreja, localizada na freguesia do mesmo nome, na cidade do Porto, em Portugal.
Com a necessidade de melhorar a administração da cidade do Porto, em finais do século XVI, a única freguesia então existente, a de Santa Maria da Sé, foi dividida em quatro pelo bispo do PortoMarcos de LisboaVitóriaSão Nicolau e São João Baptista de Belomonte, sendo esta última extinta e repartida entre Vitória e São Nicolau.
Inicialmente efectuados numa pequena ermida do século XIII os serviços religiosos da freguesia de São Nicolau tinham necessidade de um espaço maior tendo sido para isso demolida a ermida para dar lugar à Igreja de São Nicolau em1671.
A Igreja de São Nicolau sofreu um incêndio em 1758. A sua reconstrução, concluída em 1762, em estilo mistoneoclássico e barroco, é da autoria de Frei Manuel de Jesus Maria e foi executada durante o bispado de D. Frei António de Sousa.
No alto da fachada, encontra-se um frontão cortado por um nicho, com a imagem calcária do padroeiro. O interior do templo, de uma só nave, é coberto com abóbada em tijolo. O retábulo, em talha dourada rococó, é da autoria de Frei Manuel de Jesus Monteiro. O painel é do pintor João Glama.
Na sacristia, encontram-se várias obras de arte e valiosas peças de ourivesaria. Os arcazes, que vieram de Hamburgo, em 1817, têm os puxadores em bronze. Das peças de ourivesaria destacam-se um cálice do século XVI, com tintinábulos, uma píxide rococó, de prata, com legenda na base, um cálice em prata dourada, também rococó, e dois gomis com as respectivas salvas, do século XVIII, da autoria do ourives portuense Domingos Sousa Coelho.
Em 1832 foi acrescentado um adro gradeado para a protecção das sepulturas e em 1861 cobriu se a frontaria com azulejos.

INFO:
www.pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igreja_de_Sao_Nicolau



Numa foto minha k se foi...
buhhhh ...PODIA SE VER:
Fantastica talha dourada... n sou fã de Barroco, mas n posso negar a riqueza e o imenso trabalho que por aki anda... n se pode imaginar....mas cada pedacinho desta talha 'leva em cima' horas e horas de trabalho...delicado,delicadissimo... .... Bem me recordo do workshop de 3 semanas em DOURAMENTO feito o ano passado.... saudades...saudadinhas....muntazzzzz... :)) Mas isso sou eu k tirei Arquitectura, e o meu mundo é mm o das Artes.... :))


See ya later on guyzzzzzzzzzzzzz .
:)


Dec 8, 2011

EncHanteD aT ClériGos...



...and closer to God!!!.... 




Welcome to one of wonderful OPORTO city ex-libris... !!!
Clérigos Tower & Church!! 


Still uploading again some of those 1000 shoots i incidentaly deleted few months ago!!
LOL   :)  Shame on me!!!! 



Clérigos  Tower  &  Church!! 
Are u ready??  Me either...:) 

Here we go... 











:-)




E o imenso trabalho de douramento que este 'pedacinho' mostra??!
Lembro bem quando aprendi a fazer o DOURAMENTO.... as horas que leva...cada bocadinho....tudi... tudi... tudiiiii..... a preparação do bolús...a colocação da folha de Ouro... a paleta de dourador... my God!!!
Bem que me candidatava a fazer parte desta equipa que em breve vai recuperar a Igreja dos Clérigos!!!...
K maravilhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
:)



Dec 6, 2011

naTuraLeZa...


...siempre encantadora!!!

:)

Playing with my shadow...
:)


Ah não sei...ando mesmo sem ideias.... estes posts...
....saem-me tds =s....

Cu raiuuuuuuuuuuuu!!
Lá terão k me gramar!!!

Chatinha, chatinha.....
lol
:)








Chatinha, chatinha.....
e sem imaginação....
Há dias assim.... ehehehe

:)


Dec 5, 2011

sKy iT's NOT tHe LimiT!!!


:)
Voltei...saudades minhas??
Eu tb... tb naummm
:)

Maizz umas vistas do céu e tal... ... atentem k eu n sai seker da janela....qd mt fui até á varanda... 
....coisita básica portanto...  :)

Vamuz a iztu??!!....
:)











And... using the FLUORESCENT mode in the camera.... testing it.... 


Still prefering the natural look anyway... 

:)