Wednesday, July 04, 2012

July 4th and Lagos

Happy 4th July to all my American friends


I hope you have a wonderful day

I have some more photos to share with you .... lots of photos 
On day 5 we sailed into Portimao in Portugal 


There is a Moorish influence here 


and the chimneys on the houses represent minarets
... when the moors were taken over ... they were asked to abolish their Muslim religion ... some did but many didn't and secretly worshipped in their homes ... the chimneys acting as a mosque of sorts ... now everyone lives in harmony and the chimneys are a feature on most building


(photo credit)

But other chimneys are taken over by storks ...


These huge birds are everywhere about and they say that the young storks must leave their nests by 21st June ... and find their own homes!

We took a bus to the pretty little town of Lagos (pronounced Lar ..gosh) a place we have been to before many years ago ... It has such a pretty harbour and promenade


... A beautiful old church in a sleepy square


But the cobbled square and little cobbled streets are alive with shops and bars






They have such pretty tiles in and on their buildings


and just look at these pretty things 


Take a look inside this shop


It was very hot as we set sail later in the day away 


... Well ... gotta have a Pimms


I hope you enjoyed your visit

Thanks for stopping by

Till soon

~ Ros ~






17 comments:

Jak said...

Looks amazing! Glad you had a fab time x

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my, what a beautiful area of the world. I've never been to Portugal and it looks wonderful. I love the tiles, the town square, and the stork (of course)!

And you, Ros, look fabulous ... resting on the boat with a refreshing drink - lucky lady!

cnelson said...

What FUN pics Ros! Thanks for sharing your vacation!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Awesome taking a trip with you Ros, gorgeous photography!!!
Enjoy your Primms and trip!

kerenbaker said...

That shop is so you!! Hope you got some mementos! The pics are beautiful ! x

Linda B said...

Thanks for sharing more of your gorgeous photos with us!

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the beautiful card for the 4th, Ros! It will be a warm day here, but nice and a typical July 4th. Your photo's ar fabulous. When I saw Lagos in the title, I thought you were talking about Nigeria. we were in Lagos Nigeria for a time, but your Lagos is much prettier. Enjoyed all of your pictures, keep them coming! Have a wonderful evening!

Ira Huberts said...

Such wonderful photos Ros, the light is really superb! (I mean to say of course that you are one fine photographer ;-) You look great in the last photo, very relaxed. Nice colourful blouse you're wearing! Hugs, Ira x

Barbara said...

Beautiful pictures, Ros! They make me want to set sail right now... never been to Portugal but this "album" is very persuasive!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the photos, Ros! WANT one of those clocks in that shop window! LOVE the pic of you with the Pimms (whatever that is!) You look so relaxed and happy!

Lynnda said...

WOW Ros... Beautiful photos... what a great vacay you had!!! hugs...xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning photos Ros! Wow!

Tracy said...

Thanks so much for sharing more pics. Wow, those buildings look amazing. I'm so glad you had such a good trip. Hugs!

Sasha said...

Hi Ros,
With all this rotten weather we're having, I bet you wish you were still on that cruise...don't you?
More lovely photo's...I missed these yesterday x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful photos, that makes me want to pack up my bag and go there, will you take me along next time? Please......

Linda R said...

Such gorgeous photos.. Looks like you had a blast...

Hugs~

Suzanne C said...

How lovely are your pictures. Such a wonderful trip!

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