Monday, August 30, 2010

Photos du jour: Sintra through toy lens

{Palácio da Pena, Sintra, Portugal, UNESCO World Heritage site}
Hope your weekend was lovely! I got inspired by August Break folks to post more playful photo sources (iPhones, screenshots), so here's my twist...photos from a junk-y, toy-like disposable camera (forgive me!)....

{Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra, Portugal}
Glimpse of Moorish castle ruins (~9c, rebuilt 19c), dragontooth walls creeping round the mountain and turret in the distance.

Partway up the Castle's mountain, I turned and snapped my friend (we kept laughing, which made it hard to climb up!)

At least we had a proper camera during this memorable moment: My 2 friends & I (the Portu-Gals, groan) landed in the back of a Portuguese police car; we were disappointed there was no grate. :)
{Back of Portuguese police car, with a real camera}
~ Wishing you a memorable week! ~

P.S. When we arrived at the police station, all the cops were huddled in a corner....watching a cop show ("Law and Order," dubbed in Portuguese). Wish I had that photo!

{An August Break post: All photos taken in Sintra, Portugal, except Lisbon police. My disposable camera photos made Sintra look worse (and more weirdly purple) than it is - it's gorgeous.}

32 comments:

Signe said...

The Castle's mountain looks amazing, even through the lense of a disposable camera!

Have a great monday :)

Jude said...

Hi Signe - thanks so much! I feel better now about the junky lens :) Have a great Monday yourself!

justinegordon said...

these are very good for what you call a junky camera, haven't been to this part of portugal.

Rowena... said...

You landed in the back of a portuguese police car??? You can't just share that and not tell us the rest. What on earth happened?

Café Bellini said...

Hhahaha that's so funny! I can just imagine the policemen watching tv... Yeah that really is a shame that you don't have a photo of that!

lisa said...

I love these shots Jude!
Have you ever tried a Holga 120 (these shots remind of that camera)? Most fun you'll have for $30. Probably less than that on E-Bay.
Have a great day!

Jude said...

Hi Justine - aw, thank you! Sintra is only an hour from Lisbon by train, so if you find yourself in Lisbon, hopefully you'll get to visit!

Hi Rowena - haha, no nothing terrible (a case of language confusion & the police actually trying to be helpful - hm, maybe I should explain more on your blog :))

Hi Cafe Bellini - oh, what I wouldn't have done for that shot! I guess it would've been kind of awkward, given the circumstances :)

Hi Lisa - thanks so much! Ooh, how fun, I've only heard of the Holga(possibly through Aug Break?) but not tried it (I think I need to visit Ebay :)). Have a great day too!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

omg, beautiful places...

amazing

xoxo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

i've never been in a police car before!!
Great week to you Jude*
xo

Nicole said...

Thanks for all your encouraging comments these last couple of posts! It really did help me to march on forward! :]

Wish I could've seen that picture of all the policemen huddled around to watch law and order. That would've been hilarious!

Silver Strands said...

Ha! Watching Law and Order ... very funny! Great photos with the disposable Jude :)
oxoxo
Denalee

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh wow, AMAZING pictures!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I need to visit Portugal. I love that first photo.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow I can't believe you got to take such gorgeous photos from that camera!!! They're really stunning.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend :)

Stacey said...

Did you get in trouble with the law Jude?:-). The "junky" camera sure took some great pics too! Happy Monday. xx

ori said...

what fun travels.

Jude said...

Hi Fabiola - aw, thank you so much!

Hi LenoreNeverMore - confession - that was also a first for me :) Hope your week goes *great*!!

Hi Nicole - that's sweet of you. I've faced so many relocations, I remember the feeling too well. Also, I love Boston too, so wishing you the best there!

Hi Silver Strands - thanks so much! haha, I cackled at the Law & Order moment too, surreal as it was :)

Hi Krysten - :) thanks so much!

Hi Connie - thank you!! I hope you get to go! Sintra is an easy 1-hr train ride from Lisbon, so you can fit both in :)

Hi Alternative Wife - aw, thank you!! That's so sweet. Sounds like your perect wkd was ab-fab, and hope you've a great week!

Hi Stacey! Haha, it was a simple case of language confusion :) Thanks so much & hope your wkd was great & your Monday's been awesome too!!

Hi Ori - thanks so much!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

love these photos- I can feel and smell the air!

Haha- watching L and O! Classic images even if you didn't get the shot!

Pearl said...

Beautiful -- and things I've never seen before.

Well. OK. I've been in the backseat of a car. :-)

Pearl

Jen said...

Look at that place! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. Would love to experience that some day!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Amazing! Foreign lands always amaze me with their mystery and general beauty. Lovely!

If Jane said...

amazing!!!!!

Becca. said...

I love the look it's really good and yes the beading is amazing i love the dress a lot!


thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
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Style, She Wrote said...

How gorgeous. I've never been here but have been dying to visit!

Jude said...

Hi Ren - thanks so much, and I desperately wish I'd gotten that L and O shot! :)

Hi Pearl - thank you! Glad I could show something new :) And thanks for dropping by...

Hi Jen - thanks & hope you do too! I think Portugal is still, luckily, not as pricey as some European destinations! :)

Hi Dancing Branflakes - thanks so much! I love that too about new places, this one was unusual b/c of the Moorish presence long ago :)

Hi If Jane - thanks so much! :)

Hi Becca - :) thank you!

Hi Style, She Wrote - hope you get the chance soon! It's a beautiful place (better than the photos :))

Bombay Beauty said...

great pics! and a story waiting to be told! xo bb

Ashley said...

Wow, what amazing shots the disposable gave you. Awesome. :)

Ashley said...

Wow, what amazing shots the disposable gave you. Awesome. :)

Lee Oliveira said...

Sintra is great. I had a wonderful time when I was there on vacation.

LOx

ori said...

Thanks so much for the note. What wonderful travels you made!

Melissa said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! What lovely scenery.

Jude said...

Hi Bombay Beauty - thanks!! And hm, maybe that story could be another post! :)

Hi Ashley - thanks so much! Can you believe August Break is ending?

Hi Lee - Sintra was just amazing, I'd go back in a heartbeat :)

Hi Ori - thanks so much :)

Hi Melissa - thank you! Glad you enjoyed!

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