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Each time he took a walk, he felt as though he were leaving himself behind, and by giving himself up to the movement of the streets, by reducing himself to a seeing eye, he was able to escape the obligation to think, and this, more than anything else, brought him a measure of peace, a salutary emptiness within…By wandering aimlessly, all places became equal and it no longer mattered where he was. On his best walks he was able to feel that he was nowhere. And this, finally was all he ever asked of things: to be nowhere.
-Paul Auster, City of Glass

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“Where the land ends and the sea begins”  -Luís de Camões

R and I recently went on a trip to Portugal.  I was so pleasantly surprised by the country.  It’s very distinct (surprising to me because of its smaller size and its frequent association with Spain, at least in my mind).  The people, food, architecture, landscapes were all very unique.  And I loved it.

Some photos from Lisboa.

lisbon street

lots of stray cats in lisboa

alfama area

coffee at hotel bairro alto

alfama at dusk

alfama/tagus river

evening trolley

The following were taken at Sintra, a town about 45 minutes by train outside of Lisbon.  Sintra was a favorite summer getaway for past kings.

pena palace

the Queen's Terrace at the Pena Palace

pena palace

Palácio Nacional de Sintra

sintra alley

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lines, planes

line– a geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction

plane– a surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it

oslo opera house

seattle library

getty

jubliee bridge

blocks

but not entirely straight…

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