Which Way to the Bathroom — Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – January 19, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – January 19, 2018.

We found this sign on the door to a bathroom in Lisbon, Portugal. Sometimes it is hard for a tourist to understand exactly which way the locals are expecting us to behave.

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017.  Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/125 sec, 28mm.

 

Lisbon Couple — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter U

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter U – Needs to have the letters O and U in the word.

This ceramic bridal couple and their flower girl are posed majestically in a shop window in Lisbon, Portugal.

This photo was taken on September 8, 2107. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/15 sec, 15.41 mm

A Christmas Heart — Travel theme: Love

Here is our entry in Where’s my backpack?’s Travel theme: Love.

We bought this handmade ceramic heart ornament  at the Mercado de Coisas & Loiças in the Campo de Santa Clara when we visited Lisbon, Portugal. It was part of their Christmas Collection. Now it’s part of our Christmas collection, too.

This photo was taken on December 22, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/5.6, 0.4 sec, 121 mm.

Estação de Lisboa-Oriente — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Arches, Domes, Half Circles.

This modernist building is the Estação de Lisboa-Oriente as seen from the Vasco da Gama Commercial Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The arched entrance to this transportation hub is flanked by wing-like extensions and backed by the metal and glass lattice covering the railway platform.

This photo was taken on September 12, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1000 sec, 6.4 mm

Crepuscular Cat — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone.

Tourists left this sleeping cat alone in the small archaeological museum in the Carmelo Church in Lisbon, Portugal.

This photo was taken on September 11, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/250 sec, 3.3 mm

Broken in the Alfama

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken.

When we visited Lisbon, Portugal, this September and stayed in the Alfama District, we noticed the continuous buzz of construction. This seemed to primarily involve turning dilapidated flats into Airbnb’s. However, we passed a few former apartments with no construction and this one in particular intrigued us. The building had been abandoned so long that the roof had disintegrated and several windows were bricked over. The following photo shows the view from the second floor. Although generations probably lived their lives in this place, the building seems to be permanently abandoned and broken.

This photo was taken on September 9, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/8, 1/200 sec, 30mm full-frame equivalent.

Walk

This traffic signal controls pedestrians crossing the Praça da Figueira from the square of the same name.  We were surprised by the green man image that the camera captured.

This photo was taken in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 14, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 320, f/4.9, 1/80 sec,  focal length 88mm (35mm-equivalent).