A floral promenade :: Um passeio floral

The Lade Braes Walk in St. Andrews is a quiet and sometimes magical path that crosses the town. Instead of the busy roads, you find yourself a midst scenic views, melodic birds and scented flowers. In July the Lade Braes Walk has gained a new array of colours to which I could not resist. I…

Mute Swans :: Cisnes Brancos

It is quite hard not to feel amazed with the nature that inhabits St. Andrews. Going out for a simple walk is an adventure in itself… there are always mallards, rabbits and so many species of sea birds that one can easily loose track of them. Among the local residents there are a couple of…

Sprigs :: Rebentos

Slowly the landscape is acquiring new tones of green, silver, pink and white. The trees are finally showing their leaves and new flowers bloom here and there, like a festival of colour. Happy Spring everyone! — Aos poucos, a paisagem vai ganhando novos tons de verde, prateado, rosa e branco. As árvores estão finalmente a…

Medieval Creatures :: Criaturas Medievais

Gargoyles were designed as a means to prevent rainwater from destroying masonry during the medieval ages. They also represent the craftsmanship of medieval masons who worked on each creature as an individual piece of art, to represent beasts, animals or grotesque figures. Some gargoyles were meant to be a representation of evil and scare worshipers,…

Anstruther

Despite the weather forecast – snow, wind and low temperatures – this morning we took the bus to Anstruther. It was well worth it! Anstruther is a small fishing village in East Neuk with colourful houses facing a small bay and the view of the Isle of May on the horizon. It is very easy…