LISBON: The Alfama District. The Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its kasbah-like layout is deliberate – this is the city’s ancient Arab Read more about LISBON: Steep Streets in the Alfama District.[…]
Lisbon: A photographer’s dream destination. We got home yesterday from a 5-day city break to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. It is one of the most fascinating cities I’ve ever visited, with a surprise around every corner. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other Read more about A Tuk Tuk on the Tram Tracks[…]
Yellow Doors in Birgu and L’isla , two of Valletta’s “Three Cities”. If you love doors, there are plenty more to see every week at Norm’s Thursday Doors.
Which way around Mdina? Let’s take the monochrome route! This week I’m opting for Black & White images for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge. I’m also still working on images from 16th century Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. The narrow streets and bright, albeit intermittent, midday sunshine were a challenging combination when trying to get shots Read more about A Stroll around Mdina in Monochrome[…]
For this week’s CB&W Challenge I’m back in the medieval walled city of Mdina. Whilst its history can be traced back 4,000 years, most of what you see today dates from the 16th century There is a surprise around every corner: sometimes a Cathedral, a Carmelite Priory, a Grand Palazzo, an ice-cream parlour. This time Read more about A Piazza in Mdina, Malta’s Silent City[…]