Morning or stillness meets silence

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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

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” Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.” – Rumi

These pictures were taken inside a very famous monastery in the north of my country, Mosteiro de Cete.  It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime mornings. When life is sweet and you just want to say thank you.

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Curves and a fairytale bookshop

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Livraria Lello – Porto: the most beautiful bookshop

As you walk through the doors of this bookshop you’ll notice that there is a wonderful stairway and the wooden walls are also very exquisite. The upper floor is filled with remarkable architectural items such as the Art Deco details on the walls, the bookcases and the columns coming from the ground floor; the wooden carvings and the stained glassed skylight also create an amazing magic mood. If you ever come to Porto, don’t miss this neo-Gothic gem from the beginning of the twentieth century.

JK Rowling lived in Porto for a few years working as an English teacher before writing Harry Potter and it is said that this bookshop, (yes!) has inspired her!
If you want you can find out more about this fairytale bookshop here: Livraria Lello

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The City of Arts and Science or a space travel to a distant planet?

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Aquarium

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A city inside the city of Valencia, in the south of Spain, where you are invited to enter the Spanish architect Calatrava’s vision of the future, inspired by animal skeletons. It has six elements: the Hemisféric, the Science Museum, the Oceanografic (Europe’s largest aquarium), the Palau de les Arts, the Umbracle and the Ágora. These different buildings offer you science, technology, nature and art. If you love photography you will feel inspired! It is well worth an evening visit as well, don’t miss it!