Tuesday, 27 April 2010

[ Mask ]

Here's a question that's older than time: why do people wear masks? Why does 'yes' mean 'no', why does 'I'll try' mean 'I don't care'?

I really don't what the future holds, but the present is showing me so many weird things about human nature, I can't even begin to express... I keep picking up and saving the rocks that are bouncing off my head, but it's getting harder and harder... But one thing is for sure: the day when I'll be the one handing out the punches is so close, so very close that I can feel it. And what a day that will be...

Another beautiful graffiti in Porto.

Monday, 19 April 2010

[ Faithless ]

"I'm hopeful but faithless... Where does religion fit in?", asked a good friend of mine recently. It really doesn't. You can only believe in yourself, in your judgement, in your perception of what happens around you, of what happens with you.

I am hopeful. I guess I will always be, no matter what. Faithless? Not really. I have faith in love.

This was taken in Krakow last October.

Friday, 16 April 2010

[ Indifference ]


This has been one of the roughest weeks ever, and unfortunately, the first of many to come... But my spirits are high, and "under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody, but unbowed", in fact, all I can think of is Indifference:

 I will light the match this morning, so I won't be alone
Watch as she lies silent, for soon light will be gone
Oh I will stand arms outstretched, pretend I'm free to roam
Oh I will make my way, through, one more day in...hell

How much difference does it make
How much difference does it make...

I will hold the candle, till it burns up my arm
I'll keep takin' punches, until their will grows tired
Oh I will stare the sun down, until my eyes go blind
Hey I won't change direction, and I won't change my mind

how much difference does it make
how much difference does it make..
how much difference...

I'll swallow poison, until I grow immune
I will scream my lungs out till it fills this room

How much difference
How much difference
How much difference does it make
How much difference does it make...

Pearl Jam - Indifference

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

[ Light my way ]


Just a little more of what Porto has to offer on the seaside. A true walk of light, and this photo is actually an exception, because usually you would see couples of lovers swept away by the romantic scenery, lost in long lasting kisses...

 "I remember
When we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together
In whispers and moans
When I was all messed up
And I had opera in my head
Your love was a light bulb
Hanging over my bed

Baby, baby, baby...light my way"

U2 - Ultravioltet (Light my Way)

Monday, 12 April 2010

[ Wildlife ]

The other day, I was talking about my special relationship with seagulls...

... well, maybe the seagulls aren't the only ones I have it with...

These were taken last monday during a walk near the seaside in beautiful Porto, a perfect place to relax and get your thoughts in order, especially in such a gorgeous sunny day.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

[ Storm II ]

Remember the [ Storm ] post? Some people find them exciting, some people find them frightening, but no one remains indifferent to an event like this.

This little girl screamed in excitement watching the wall of water rise several meters above her, while her grandfather, an obvious Porto sea wolf told her calmly "don't worry shorty, the sea wont harm you unless you turn your back to it...". That is true in so many ways.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” M. Robinson

I just love the ending I'm working for.

Monday, 5 April 2010

[ Dungeon ]

Somethings you can't find without taking an airplane somewhere... This was the coolest dungeon like restaurant I found in Krakow last October. Only typical food, great ambiance, and it's under one of the best hotels in the city.

Krakow has it's own sort of magic, like Prague, for example. It's the sort of city you could turn into a medieval one just by taking out the cars and replacing them with carriages. So much history, so much legacy, you can almost taste in the air.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

[ Urban forest ]

If you get to know me, you'll find out almost immediately I'm a urban person. I love the fuss, the city lights, the busy people going by, the energy that flows from that collective awareness... and I also love looking for the small details in a big city that remind to us that nature, new architecture and vintage buildings can be put side by side with art and work together perfectly...

Although Barcelona is the living breathing example of this perfect marriage between art, nature, architecture and gorgeous people, Lisbon isn't very far behind... depending on how you look at it.

Can you guess where in Lisbon 'Urban forest' was taken?

Saturday, 3 April 2010

[ Fall ]

I must admit I miss the light filled days, the warmth, feeling the sun's rays touching my skin, but Fall and Winter have always been my favorite seasons.

With the sun shining so bright outside, here's my tribute to them.

Friday, 2 April 2010

[ Hanging out ]

Taken January 27th, in Praça de Camões, Lisbon.

From where I was standing, it seemed like the begging of a beautiful friendship between those two doves, enjoying the beautiful blue sky, and just hanging out...