white columns

white columns

Detail of the colonnade of this peculiar building that is located in Olhão (Algarve, Portugal). It has three floors and four facades, each communicating with the outside through four different shaped staircases, each of these, in turn, facing a primary cardinal point (North, South, West and East) and each representing the four natural elements (water, earth, fire and air) through the representations of a stylized fish, a snake, a Portuguese guitar and a violin.

Detail of indoor stairs and a skylight, inside the same building:
white stairs detail skylight

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kid enjoying the views

kid enjoying the views

Kid enjoying the views from the Castelo de Arraiolos, a castle in Portugal. It is classified as a National Monument.

Also known as Palace of Mayors, It stands out as one of the rare plant circular castles in the world.

Another angle:
city walls

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old city entrance

old city entrance

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camouflaged fish

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camouflaged fish

old church in Coimbra

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old church in Coimbra

flowered window

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flowered window

contemporary architecture

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contemporary architecture

tilt shift beach

Calheta - Casa das Mudas

small palace in Faro

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small palace in Faro

boats in tilt-shift mode

boats tilt shift