Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Milfontes, Portugal Continued. . .

These are more pictures from Milfontes in Portugal

Orange trees grow in everyone's yards in Portugal

Wade navigating the rocky beach

Photo of my new red shoes on the rocky beaches of Portugal

The rocky reef dries up at low tide

You can find all the sea creatures hiding in tiny pools in the rocks

Mira vision, sitting upon the rocky cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal

Photo of Wade's feet on the cliff...scary

A big rocky cliff in Portugal that I climbed. It looks a lot more frightening than it really is.

ARestaurant overlooking the beach and the ocean in Milfontes, Portugal

Stairs leading down to the beach at Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova De Milfontes, Portugal

While on my bicycle journey through Portugal I found a quaint little town called Vila Nova De Milfontes. It was so beautiful that I ended up there for about a month, staying in the Casa Amarela guest house.

Photo of the rocky coastline of Portugal

A Sandy Hiking Trail in one of Portugal's Parks

Photo of the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal

Wade trying to be hot, but is wearing homo shorts

Rodent teeth

Mira Village? Is this where all of the Miras live? I guess I should be there!

Photo of a three wheeled car.

An abandoned Ship, shipwrecked, and washed-up on shore in Portugal

Wade is testing his skills as a pirate on the dilapidated ship

Photo of the Ancient Castel (castelo) in Milfontes, Portugal

Photo of the terra cotta roofs and white-washed traditional houses of Portugal

Photo of the fishing boats at dock in a Fishing Village in Portugal

Bike Journey in Portugal

Wade and I went to Portugal for a bike adventure. We bought Bikes in Lisbon and rode off into the sunset along the coast. For more on this adevnture visit Wanderjahr Jill's Bicycle Adventure

This is our basic camping set-up in Portugal. One tarp on the bottom, one tarp on the top, and sleeping bags in between.

This is a photo of a beach outside of Setubal; where we stopped to spend the day sun bathing and relaxing.

This is a photo of the highway that we rode on along the coast of Portugal. There are not many cars, so it is a safe choice for bike riding.

The many rivers along the coastline of Portugal require many ferry crossings.

This is a photo of another ferry boat in Portugal.

This is a photo of my bicycle before I started out. It is all packed and ready, but I soon found out it was entirely too heavy and wobbly to ride. I made panniers out of a couple of bags, and used an old milk crate for a basket.

Wade is excited about heading out!

Wade is carrying less stuff, but it was still too heavy of a load.

Bald on the ferry.

Taking a break at a Miradoura in Portugal.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Photos by Night in London, England

Nightlife in London is hopping, but very expensive. Wade and I opted for a bottle of wine at a grocery store, instead of buying pints of beer for $10 at local bars. We sat near the Tower of London, and walked across the replica of the London Bridge, singing all the way.

The subway(or underground) in London is called the Tube.

Photo of a local Pub in the streets of London, Wade likes the name.

The night lights of London from across the Thames River.

Photo of the Tower of London at Night, looking eerie under the Moon

Photos of London, England by Day

Before venturing to India in 2006, Wade and I took a stopover in London, England. It felt very right to visit the UK before visiting its colony of India. Basically we just walked around all over London, saw a few sites, somehow walked right passed Big Ben without seeing it, and dug into the old romance of the Thames River and the old alleyways of London.

Photos of Canals and Houseboats in London, England

Photo of the Thames river. If i would have looked the other direction I would have a photo of Big Ben instead of this.

Wade, looking greasy and gross on the tube in London. I like the London underground! Mind the Gap!

Photo of the Ferris Wheel on the Thames River, London. What is this thing?

The Quaint streets of London, and Wade smashing it up like a punk rocker!

See what I mean? OI!

Photos of Trains in Paddington Station, London

More Canals and Boats in London, England

I went to Paddington Station to find an old friend of mine: Photo of Paddington bear, waiting for a train, London, England

Magic Art Garden, South Street, Philadelphia

These are photos of the art garden on South Street called Philadelphia's Magic Garden. Many artists and craftsmen have come together to create this unique, awesome mosaic piece. The mosaic tile artwork can be found all over the street, leaking out of its cage. Broken bottles, ceramic tiles, found objects, and everything imaginable is glued to this building. It was started by Isaiah and Julia Zagar, and they have fought long and hard to keep the building for a community, public art space. Check it out if you are ever on South Street!

Mirrors, Bike tires, recycled art.

My friend Josh standing in front of the mosaic tiles which resemble Picasso's work.

Even the entire interior of the house is tiled.