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Monochrome Monday 9-28

 

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art, landscape, nature, photography, travel, world

Throwback Thursday: “Lisbon”

wow, I’m coming closer to the bottom of my backlog. The pile of undeveloped images decreases. Last week, I finished another big folder. That folder contained the images taken during the carnival escape in Lisbon from February┬á2015 ­čś│­čś▓!┬áSeven years!

During our stay, I already developed a handful of images, but the majority was only moved to the to-be-done disk.

When I walked now through my images to decide which to develop, many memories came back.

  1. old architecture, Art Deco, tiled facades, tile decorations
  2. many narrow cobblestone roads
  3. trams everywhere
  4. a lot of amazing street art

In the past, I already published a few images. But in the future, you can expect more. For now, I have one of the most amazing images. Not because it shows one of the topics mentioned above. But, because of the selection of products for sale in the shop.

I know i.e. butchers, bakeries, milkmen, as well as shops selling shoes, clothing, wine, beverages, tracking or sports equipment, or shops offering only products of a certain brand. But, I’ve never seen shops before selling only gloves! Or another one selling only oil sardines, a specific kind of canned fish.

It’s not a tiny shop. But, the only product they offer is canned fish. Amazing!

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art, cityscape, culture, photography, review, seasons, street, travel, world

Throwback Thursday: Lisbon

This time, three years ago, I was in Lisbon. Time to remember. There are still many undeveloped images on my disk. I have an enormous backlog ­čśŽ

Carnival is a huge event in our region. I guess, I mentioned this fact several times here in my blog. With a few friends, I flee these days as often as possible. Most times, we head to the warmer south.

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architecture, art, culture, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-41

As the theme for this weeks Monochrome Madness is “Street Art” or “Grafitti”, I have a gem from Lissabon for you: this mural by Pixel Pancho.

You know, I love these kind of art and so you can find some on my hard disk. But, nearly all of these murals come to live by the colors, it’s hard to find something looking good in monochrome, too.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

While Leanne changed her counting from the year and week scheme to a simple counter, I stay with the old numbering. So, don’t feel┬áconfused, when checking here site ­čÖé

I’d also encourage you to participate.┬áThe conditions are ┬ápublished in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

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art, cityscape, culture, landscape, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-44

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Dancing in the dark in Lisbon ­čÖé

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.┬áThe conditions are ┬ápublished in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

architecture, art, cityscape, landscape, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 3-18

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at her site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This is the quarter Alfama in Lisbon with Igreja e Convento da Gra├ža (a convent; the large building with the two towers in the upper left), Pante├úo Nacional (the national pantheon of Portugal; the dome in the middle) and Menino Deus (church with only one tower on the right).

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culture

Happy Valentines Day

610_2437_wI found this in Lisbon┬álast year. Many people set up a small metal heart and hung it on the grids. It’s a variant of the love-locks mounted on so many bridges. On every trip I do, I find places with these locks labeled with names and dates. I’s always interesting to see how old some locks are or what kind of lock the couple has chosen to symbolize their┬á(hopefully eternal) love. For those of you, not familiar with the idea of love-locks, jump to this post on┬áPont de l’Archev├¬ch├ę in Paris, where I explained the idea.

I already posted many of these love-locks. Unfortunately I forgot to label them all correctly or included the images in regular posts. But you can find many of them by following the tag lovelock.

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art, people, photography, street

Monochrome Madness 2-05

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Discussing is part of our life. We try to discuss everything. We want to hear other people’s opinion or we want to persuade someone else.

This couple seems to discuss, which way to go or if they should walk uphill instead of taking the tram. So many options.

When it comes to take a photo, you also have so many options. Decide, on the ISO, aperture, shutter time, view angel and many more things. In post processing you also have many options. Stay with the color version your camera has recorded or change some things, like i.e. convert ist to a monochrome scene.

This is my photo for┬áLeanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness┬áthis week.

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architecture, art, culture, history, landscape, Music, photography, technical, travel, world

I’m back …

610_2721-e_w9… from Lisbon.

During the last few days I was in Lisbon, Portugal, with a few friends.

They were some days with nice company, a lot of fun, many interesting impressions and a lot of photos.

As usually for a ‘I’m back’ post, I don’t want to write so much. But, at least I want to show you an, as in my opinion, iconic picture of one of the small, old trams running in Lisbon. They even climb up steep hills and are usually very full despite their tight schedule.

Old, but not useless and definitely a eye-catcher for tourists, but they are still in regular operation, although there are some trams dedicated to tourist round-trips.

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