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I am not one to make recommendations for places that you may or may not enjoy, however my philosophy is walking and wandering the streets will bring unknown treasures to you.

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Tom Sparks

Miradouro da Rocha Conde de Óbidos

From Pessoa's Lisbon:

Right in front of the wharf he has just left is the Rocha do Conde de Óbido, an eminence crowned with a well kept garden which is reached by two large stone stairways; from the garden itself, at the top, there is a fine view over the river. 

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Alameda Pinheiros - Alta Adjuda - Lisbon

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Fernando Pessoa and the Embodiment of the Other

Doing some background research on Pessoa and his concept of the Heteronym.

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DIck Sparks

My father and mother came to Hawaii to visit in 1970 while I lived on Oahu. My dad instilled in me the hipster attitude, so blame him :0

photo by Barbara Sparks

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Roof Tops of Lisbon

Look closely, expand to full size. This photo could easliy be a composite or a collage, the roof tops appear sho chaotic and seem to merge and overlap. This a true phot however and it highlights one of lisbon's attributes organic street pattern and the chance for something completely different around any corner.

Look to the top right , see how far up the hill the Estrella Basilica is.

 

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Jardem da Estrela Lisbon

This garden was opened in 1873 and has a wonderful collection of exotic succulents and other plants.

Location   photo - 120mm holga analog by tom sparks

 

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Seixal, PT

An example of beatiful decay.

 

 

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Flora Surveys the Duamish

Looking across the river at our dream house on the banks of the muddy Duwamish River.

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Radicci

Sam's Reasturant

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Thanksgiving in Seattle

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Mount Tambor Portland Oregon

Explored some of the parks and trails in Portland Oregon. There are many natural place in this city. It has a close connection with nature.

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Schmitz Preserve Park

53 Acres of old growth forest in the middle of the city. Donated by the Schmitz Family in 1908.  

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Jack Block Park

Jack Block Park is a 15-acre park in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle.

It has a beach surrounded by vacant Port Of Seattle property, barges and old rail access to the water. You will never find a crowd here even in a beautiful day. In the 1990's this was a Superfund site, they recommend you not eat shell fish of bottom fish caught here.