For work, I travelled to Portugal from the 11th to 18th of April.
I have always been bad about taking pictures on trips like this, mostly because I don’t want to miss the present moment fiddling with my phone.
When a view moves me, I want to be present with it. I want to let the light dance over my own retinas and to enjoy the bubbling feeling the moment creates inside of me.
Then I get home and I wish I had more photos.
For this trip, I tried to find a balance between the two.
From the Airplane
This building houses a farmer’s market every morning – view from the apartment we stayed in
Sailing the Tagus River
Golden Gate looking fellow
This fortress is super famous, I’m sure google knows more about it than I do
Moar coastal action from the sailboat
Obligatory Bridge Sunset
We went up to Sintra
This castle was insane, all kinds of crazy art and influences
Terrilbe photo but I like it
When views are at this scale, the light can be majestic
Kitchen for a king
This is the town of Sintra looking up to the Moorish castle
Wisteria on point
Lost in the clouds – still in Sintra
This Freemason fellow made a crazy multi-tired jungle garden
Of course he made his own mansion as well
Another shot of the Moorish castle
Crazy garden action
This view was hard to step away from
The ice plant reminds me of California
Sweet sweet coastline from Cabo da Roca
Yup, more Cabo da Roca
Even though I published this post on June 18th, I backdated it to April as part of my quest to log my life in a more-or-less chronological order