Missing a day~

Sometimes when you travel the days blur, dievca lost that yesterday was a Monday.

So, the coffee love is coming a bit late:

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Photo: dievca, Cappuccino in Porto, Portugal 06/2022


The Gardens of Santar


Built on a Rock – Viseu

(click on photos to enlarge)

The origins of the city of Viseu date back to the Celtic period when it was called ‘Vissaîegobor’. With its Romanization, the settlement gained importance and was renamed ‘Vissaium’, being at the intersection of a series of Roman roads linking Mérida, Lisbon, and Galicia.

Viseu is associated with Viriathus, since it is thought that the Lusitanian hero may have been born in this region. After the Roman occupation of the peninsula, under the Visigoths, the settlement was elevated to the status of city and to the seat of a diocese by at least the 6th century.

Viseu is a regional economic hub with a strong wine industry and is the seat of international conglomerate Visabeira. The city is also a cultural center, home to the nationally acclaimed Grão Vasco Museum, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Viseu, and center of national universities, including the Catholic University of Portugal.

(Thank You to Wiki)

Photos: dievca, Viseu Portugal – 06/2022


Magpie Nest

The internet at the Eco-Lodge is dodgy and weather dependent, which makes the sharing of photos and information tricky.  The photos dievca is sharing today are the ones she could download in a shorter period of time (40 min) – the store is in Viseu and was an oddity for the area. 

A store with a lot of bling and merchandise – a Magpie’s Nest.

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Last Evenings’ Super Moon Rising

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Did you shake your wallet at the Strawberry Full Moon?

May you come in to money!

Photo: dievca – Full Moon over Mideõs Portugal 06/2022


Made it

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Flight was Amazing!

Passport control – Hell… 3 hours in the line.

Missed train and couldn’t rebook because all was sold out on a Sunday… dievca’s friend had to drive 3 hours to pick her up.

The Eco – Lodge is a paradise.  Fresh lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, apricots, raspberries, nectarines all for the picking.  32 C (90F) during the day beside the pool, dropping to 19C (66F) during the night..

Can you find the house (left) and the edge of the pool (right) in the photo above?  It’s taken from down below by the fruit trees!

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Uma bica, por favor~

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Thinking of moving to Portugal ~ all caused by sardines.

dievca spotted a crossbody bag on sale from a fun French Brand,  Jamin Puech.  she thought it was depicting sardines and was thrown into dreams and memories of Portugal.  she wants to buy the bag for a friend who is a foodie and enjoyed with sardines with dievca.  It’s still a bit dear at €207.00 on sale when she is not sure if her friend will wear sequins.  

Click here if you are interested in the bag – there are 4 colorways:

By the way, the bag is called SPRAT.  Which is a different fish than Sardines:

Sprats are recognized for their nutritional value, as they contain high levels of polyunsaturated fats, considered beneficial to the human diet. They are eaten in many places around the world. Sprats are sometimes passed off as other fish; products sold as having been prepared from anchovies (since the 19th century) and others sold as sardines sometimes are prepared from sprats, as the authentic ones once were less accessible. They are known for their smooth flavour and are easy to mistake for baby sardines. Wiki


Oriente

Talk to the hand.

Meow!

The most clouds seen in a week.

Relaxing and stretching on the Tagus River.

Killing time while waiting for a friend to fly into Lisbon…dievca wandered Oriente.

Photos: dievca Lisbon - Oriente 08/2019

An Eclectic View of Lisbon


A day to lay low…

Lisbon is a lot of walking on hills paved with cobblestones.
Gorgeous views, excellent wine, heat, plus a lot of people in August.

Avoiding the trams due to crowds

Age comes into it when you pull a hamstring and your hips/back step in to carry the load. Makes for a really hurting 7th day.

dievca is laying low, stretching and trying to get her muscles to relax before the flight on Sunday… Wish her luck. XO


Oysho – Portuguese Lingerie

Oysho S/S 2017

dievca has been wandering around Lisbon, looking at storefronts, running into nothing which is Portuguese: Zara, Benetton, H&M, Nike, Intimissimi, etc.

Then she was reading about the Portuguese lace industry and learned that Oysho is a Portuguese brand that has supported the local lace industry, in the past. This year, they are showing more sporty, classic styles and dievca will be taking a look for everyday wear. Not as much lace.

Correction…though the Oysho used Portuguese lace for one of their collections…it turns out to be a Spanish brand. dievca is still looking for the Portuguese brands.

A stop at the shop is planned and dievca will let you know if anything is purchased – but today is “Beach Day” and dievca needs to put on her bikini (!) and pack her bag.


Altos dos Moinhos – cheeky graffiti

The Altos dos Moinos Lisbon metro stop is on the Blue Line. The station opened to the public in 1988 and is designed by architect Ezequiel Nicolau with the plastic interventions of the painter Julio Pomar.

Using graffiti as an artistic expression, Júlio Pomar honored four figures of Portuguese letters;
Camões, Bocage, Pessoa, and Almada.

The work of a year of drawing resulted in the plastic animation of the station’s walls and an exhibition organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Center for Modern Art in 1984 entitled “1 Year of Drawing, 4 Poets in the Lisbon Metropolitan”.
João Castel-Branco Pereira, in his work “Arte-Metropolitano de Lisboa”, describes the emphasis the painter wanted to impress on each poet and the iconography he used; Camões “warrior and gallant, memories of a poetically fictional homeland history, in duels, medieval, etc.

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019

Bom dia

Photo: dievca Portugal 08/2019


Bem vinda = Welcome

Twisted, cobblestone streets add to the intimacy of sharing a flat with three people. One of which had no luggage arrive. Shared clothes and underpinnings (new Bjorn Borg underwear passed along permanently) – after a shower… The plan for the evening:

Tapas
Metro Ride
First Portuguese Football Match of the Season, Liga NOS

Benfica vs. Pacos Ferreira – Benfica won 5- 0

Great stadium, fun crowd, uneven teams, awkward yet passionate cheerleaders.
From a past Life, dievca still tries to catch a soccer match while traveling for the flavor of a city.

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019

 


On the go – flight to relaxation. Have a good Saturday!

Everybody else is going green, so we will too- Bring us a bottle of vinho verde.”

 


Flying Away

After a lovely moment with Master, dievca is looking for motivational music for the trip. More than half this trip is work – she needs a giddy-up push.  But, there is a little jaunt to Portugal on the itinerary. That’s dievca’s moment to “Fly Away”.

Also, dievca needs to apologize – she’s really been negligent about connecting with comments, people and blogs. Yes, busy is a baloney excuse, she’s really hoping to take a little time each morning to reconnect on the blog. she misses all of you. XO