Street Art or Graffiti?

What is the point of graffiti? Why spray-paint buildings with pointless words and random letters? Yes, I understand and admire street art but graffiti. Come on... if you guys want to decorate buildings why not make a proper job of it and give some pleasure? This picture I admire and is pleasure to behold. The... Continue Reading →

David Cameron visits the sleepy town of Aljezur

Aljezur, is the first location in my "Out and About" series where I review various towns and villages in the Western Algarve. The sleepy town of Aljezur is now well and truly on the map since the British Prime Minister and his wife, Samantha, visited the local market to buy squid. It made me smile... Continue Reading →


These pictures taken in March 2010 are unfortunately a little hazy due to heavy sea mist and high humidity. As you drive through the countryside of the Algarve and Alentajo regions you cannot fail to notice the Portuguese landscape features many abandoned houses - ruins as they are called.  I often wonder what happened to... Continue Reading →

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