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Painting my way around the Algarve

Many of you will know that Alyson is an artist that creates modern and bright acrylic paintings here in the Algarve – and having just completed her latest painting; and been asked lots of times where her inspiration comes from … Continue reading

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The unspoilt village of Alte

Where can you go to feed the ducks and wander around a pretty little village enjoying the sights away from the coastal resorts of the Algarve? The unspoilt village of Alte is less than 30km from the coast, and yet … Continue reading

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A Cultural market lit with candles

On Sunday night we managed to make it to the last night of the Mercado de Culturas à Luz das Velas in Lagoa. This year’s theme was the Jewish Sephardic culture and the advertising claimed that 10,000 candles were going to be … Continue reading

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My Algarve Insider tips for photographing the Algarve

It seemed like the perfect challenge! In conjunction with Easyjet Holidays write a guide to the Algarve. With our blossoming art and photography business there seemed to be only one obvious choice for a theme – write a ‘camera guide’ … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Monchique

“If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world” Heinrich Heine Introduction Travel along a peaceful, windy and beautiful road from Portimão (N266), passing through several quiet and unspoilt villages … Continue reading

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C is for Churches

“I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching” Ralph Waldo Emerson Well with the job I have recently left, it seemed so obvious that C would be for Churches in ‘My Personal A ~ Z … Continue reading

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Don’t rush away from Faro

“From what you would know and measure, you must take leave, at least for a time. Only after having left town, you see how high its towers rise above the houses.” Friedrich Nietzsche We’ve been guilty of it so many … Continue reading

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A Convent Moment

“The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning” Arthur Erickson.  Well the plan was to go to Lagoa and find the lovely main church which according to the pictures had … Continue reading

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Discovering Ferragudo

“The sun does not forget a village just because it is small” African Proverb Ferragudo is reputedly the most photographed village on the Algarve – I’m not sure if that is true – although we have taken more than our … Continue reading

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