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39th Grande Prémio Abimota 17 Junho 2018

One of the oldest events in the Portuguese national racing calendar, the 39th ABIMOTA/Altice Grand Prix cycle race set off from Lisbon on 13 June. Over five days, the Grand Prix took cyclists all over Portugal. After leaving Lisbon, the 14 June saw the professional and ...

Good excuse for a bit of painting …

Grupo Republika at Águas Boas

It's been a couple of years since I have been to a local festival, and I had forgotten how energetic and spectacular they are. Last weekend, in Águas Boas, it was the Festival da Santa Margarida, held over the weekend of the third Sunday in July. Like all local ...

The moon and Jupiter

OK, I admit, I can't say this is technically a good photograph, but it was awesome to see how close the moon and Jupiter were last night. On a 'zoomed' frame you could actually see three of Jupiter's largest moons, but the exposure was so long they were just streaks. ...

Cloud Porn – An occasional series (1)

Into battle with the paintball warriors

We had a great time this last weekend, joining paintballers in 'battle'. The weekend was organised by the former workplace of our cousin and everyone had a great time. The 'battlefield' was a three-storey derelict discotheque, the Lua Pub and Discoteca, which is now ...