16 december 2014

To you all....


Primary school in Portugal, 1940. Photo by Bernard Hoffman (found here)

..Merry Christmas.

12 december 2014

10 december 2014

Smoke....and smell


..from roasted chestnuts

06 december 2014

48....


..stolen years, by Susana de Sousa Dias

Tour "de Graça"....


..thanks P.F. for the tour on a rainy day !!

Frames Memory....


..at Bio Roy

05 december 2014

04 december 2014

02 december 2014

She has the means....and she knows how to pull the right string..


 Madonna, photo by Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas

..but there is something special with this girl !!

Estoril bunkers....


01 december 2014

29 november 2014

Yoko Yap....

photo: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

..by Gert Wingårdh, 1983

Mindelo....


photo: C. Amorim

22 november 2014

21 november 2014

Avonmore....


Just for the sake of track six....worth every penny. A bit like riding a horse above the clouds. See you in May at Usher Hall....

Museu Berardo....


..Centro Cultural de Belém

Rio Tejo....


..and Belém

Museu Nacional do Azulejo....


..Convento da Madre de Deus

19 november 2014

17 november 2014

"Os Maias - Cenas da Vida Romântica"....








Uma tragédia burguesa empacotada em belas imagens e uma delicia de diálogos a atarem o presente. Sinceramente....gostei daquela cenografia que mostra pouco, mas liberta ainda mais. Quanto ao papel de Pedro Inês (joão da Ega)....soberbo. Duas horas e meia muito bem passadas no escuro do Fonte Nova.  

Um filme de João Botelho

03 november 2014

Leonis Salladsbar....a pearl from the 1980`s


photo: Gert Wingårdh

Once upon a time in Fredsgatan, Göteborg, and like most works from the 80s...gone long time ago. One of architect Gert Wingårdh early works 
(1978 ?)....

Thanks Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor !! 

01 november 2014

Grupo Compay Segundo at Konserthuset....


Göteborg, Konserthuset, October, 31

Beginning a concert with a sitting audience....and ended it with a dancing crowd, is the best appreciation you can ever get. "El Grupo" knows how to perform, and old Compay was certainly up there keeping an eye in "los muchachos"

Best in show: "A caballo vamos pal monte"

29 oktober 2014

Bryan Ferry at Lisebergshallen....


Göteborg, Lisebergshallen, October, 28 (photo: GP)

Think about a concept that worked in 1974....and still function forty years later ! The elegant dandy with the seducing voice, still sing with the same charisma and deep feeling. Bryan Ferry's music is no less than....timeless. Magical-rhythmical candy for our senses, and yesterday nothing of that was changed. As usual Mr. Ferry gives the (splendid) musicians plenty of space in the limelight. The things one could complain about was the sitting audience, and the fact that live concerts dont have a rewind button. One and half hours of music was by the way a bit short for the money.

I hope we meet soon again Mr. Ferry !!

Paul Beard - keyboards
Guy Pratt - bass
Jorja Chalmers - sax
Cherisse Osei - drums
Jacob Quistgaard - guitarr
Steve Jones - guitar
Bobbie Gordon - backing vocals
Jodie Scantlebury - backing vocals
Fonzi Thornton - backing vocals

Best in show: 
"Oh Yeah" (such a great song), "Kiss and Tell", "Take a chance with me", "More than this", "Slave to love", "Virginia Plain", "Jealous Guy", "Avalon"....and all the rest !!

21 oktober 2014

Avant l`hiver....

Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil in a film by Philippe Claudel

Take a step aside from the main road....and you may find yourself wondering about the previous direction.

20 oktober 2014

The changes over time....




Skogskyrkogården by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz (Woodland Cemitery)

..sometimes not for the better