All posts tagged: sintra

The Shadows in Fairytales

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On a weekend trip back home to Lisbon, my dad and I decided to drive up to Sintra to visit a particular monument that people usually miss, since it’s nestled between several other major ones – Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Convento dos Capuchos to name a few. This one is very small and, as most small monuments in the forest are, it’s also incredibly pretty. It’s called the Chalet da Condessa – translated roughly, The […]

Summer of ’14 – Lisbon, 35mm

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Hello world, long time no see! I’ve been busy trying to find something to do with this horrid BA – Masters hiatus, so I ended up forgetting the little things that make me happy: long walks, architecture, photography and this blog. I just noticed I never posted the pictures I took when the man of my life came to spend a week in my hometown. We had a lot of fun and I made sure […]

Convento dos Capuchos

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Today was my last free day in Lisbon before I return to my current home city, so I asked my father to visit a fairly unsought monument near the small, antique town of Sintra. It’s called the “Convento dos Capuchos” (Capuchos Convent) and has been nicknamed the “Convent of Cork“. It was abandoned in the 1800s when the monks were kicked out of their dwelling, and was only picked up by a private firm 12 […]