It has taken me half a lifetime and a little over 100 days to realize that this where I belong. Because I eventually had to come home. Largo dos Leōes, Porto, April 2018 References James Baldwin
A smile that blinds with blitheness, overspending Upon this gasping sightless round of fun … Das Karussell, Jardin du Luxembourg, Rainer Maria Rilke Photo: San Diego, 2014
The souls that throng the flood Are those to whom, by fate, are other bodies ow’d: In Lethe’s lake they long oblivion taste, Of future life secure, forgetful of the past. Photo: Ponte de Lima (2017) I have spent a lot of happy and not so happy days in this place during my childhood and … More The gliding Lethe leads her silent flood
This is not a good photo. I couldn’t get out of the car and attempt a proper photo, the letter box stands right by a traffic light and words on walls and urban equipments tend to vanish quickly, so you get them when you spot them. Pause and reflect on the [your / mine] path … More I’d rather stop
even though I feel at home in most places I travel to, even though I can’t wait to leave, even though it now looks mostly as a theme park, I sometimes can’t help but feel that Porto belongs to me because I belong to it. References Truman Capote
References Tennessee Williams Ascend
I seem to be forgetting to live a little more.
Saturday morning at Museo del Traje, Madrid Shine
Saturday Sunday Local
This is my first trip to India. I spent two and half days in Kochi in the state of Kerala, site of the death of Vasco da Gama who had arrived in Calicut (now Kozhikode) 26 years before. In 1510, led by Afonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese conquered Goa and here they stayed until December … More On forts and churches
My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics. Manuel Puig A common Quest
It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame. Frame
Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Fun!