Here are some more pictures taken on my drizzly excursion to Sintra (Portugal), at Christmas.
How’s that for some eye-catching outdoor furniture…?
The baby was part of an outdoor sculpture exhibition. For the most amusing exhibit, click here.
And If you would like to see a handful more pictures of beautiful Sintra, click here.
It was a horrible, rainy day when I went to this lovely historic Portuguese town, but a handful of pics nevertheless turned out OK 🙂
How’s this for a fancy bus shelter?!
The town of Sintra, located 20km west of Lisbon, is currently hosting an outdoor sculpture exhibition. This piece made me chuckle:
Don’t ask me what this is supposed to represent…the interesting part is to be found at the foot of the construction
No need to squint… here’s a close-up
…but some sticky-fingered folk aren’t so easily deterred, evidently….
Although this is southern Europe, these latitudes aren’t exactly blessed with a profusion of flowers at this time of year. However, that makes makes it even more delightful when you do spot an explosion of spring colours somewhere.
First up is blossom-laden tree with a sea view backdrop:
Next, some municipal planting, in front of a tiled wall. Very Lisbon 🙂
This last one wasn’t taken in Lisbon, but in Sintra.
Poinsettia at the foot (literally!) of a statue. Taken yesterday in Sintra, an historic town about 20 miles west of Lisbon.
And yes, it’s raining, raining, raining….
Enjoy the holidays, everyone 🙂