Tag: portugal

Oct 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hiker Finds Giant Abyss in Lagos

Picture of the Day: Hiker Finds Giant Abyss in Lagos

Photograph by RTWin80weeks on reddit Reddit user RTWin80weeks recently stumbled upon this incredible abyss while hiking near Lagos, Portugal. While he doesn’t recall the exact coordinates, he says it was somewhere along Ponta de Piedade. After browsing through the comments it seems like the hole has recently sunk in, as pictures of the same…

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Jul 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: Umbrella Sky

Picture of the Day: Umbrella Sky

Photograph by Fanfare Ciocarlia The Umbrella Sky Project (featured previously) is back in Águeda, Portugal. The art installation is created by Sextafeira Produções, who line select streets with colourful umbrellas. The tradition began three years ago as part of the local Agitagueda Art Festival that happens in Águeda each July. The photograph was taken…

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Apr 16, 2014

The Tree Snake Houses of Pedras Salgadas Park

The Tree Snake Houses of Pedras Salgadas Park

Design by Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Tree Snake Houses was recently awarded the Hospitality Architecture – Building of the Year award by ArchDaily. The Tree Snake Houses are two hotel suites at the Pedras…

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Nov 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

THE POWER OF THE OCEAN Photograph by TIAGO PINHEIRO Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available In this perfectly timed photo by Tiago Pinheiro, we see huge waves crashing into the pier at Praia da Aguda in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The waves were the result of a powerful storm…

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Feb 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

Picture of the Day: The Longest Bridge in Europe

THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN EUROPE Photograph by F Mira The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of…

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Sep 1, 2011

Picture of the Day: Glorious Sea Cave – Algarve, Portugal

Picture of the Day: Glorious Sea Cave – Algarve, Portugal

GLORIOUS SEA CAVE – ALGARVE, PORTUGAL Photograph via Reddit Apparently this cave is quite near Benagil Beach in Algarve, Portugal. A sea cave, also known as a littoral cave, is a type of cave formed primarily by the wave action of the sea. The primary process involved is erosion. Sea caves are…

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