Blue frieze but we are not freezing!

Do hope you are having as much fun as I am on this great square adventure. For me it has been a wonderful excuse to look through the hundreds of photographs I took earlier this year in Portugal, and also a wonderful distraction from work and life this month. Thank you all so much for your wonderful contributions and comments. And also for your patience with my replies, pingback okays and the first gallery.

I thought this morning I would share another gorgeous Algarvian blue sky. It really was this blue, but it wasn’t just the glorious sky that caught my eye back in April. If you look carefully there’s a door especially for Norm and his Thursday Doors. And I also spotted quite a few blues in the frieze, yup even back then I was thinking of this challenge!

Well in Blue

I also thought today, a third of our way into the month, I would remind everyone of the theme and rules, but before I do here is a picture of a bigger door for Norm and the complete frieze, with a man in blue, for my blue square gang! Continue reading

Square in September

This year Heritage Open Days is taking place over two long weekends, and today is day one of the first national weekend. Here in Winchester however the doors are only opening for one weekend, and that’s next week! So I’m off out for the day and evening as it’s MrBs Bday, however I thought I’d mention Heritage Open Days today so if you are somewhere in England this weekend or next you could go pink too. Not only are these heritage weekends great fun and interesting, they are all FREE! Find out more here.

And if there is no Heritage Open Days near you this September take a peek at Debbie’s fabulous list of things to do this month and next around the world.

Thursday Doors

Have had a dreadful few days with the camera, not sure if it is me, the unusual light or whether I have upset the camera. This is one of the few ones from yesterday I’ve kept. Not entirely happy with it, I am sure the bike worked better in my view finder. Anyhow I decided to keep it in as a reminder to self that as well as bad hair days there are also challenging camera days! Something to live with but never a disaster. Off now to enjoy Thursday Doors and to seek some inspiration for tomorrow’s adventures.Thursday Doors in Tavira

It was so wonderful I have to share here too

And I thought the best way to share my passion for Palácio da Bolsa in Porto, Portugal was via Thursday Doors as quite a few of the photographs that didn’t make it to my original Portuguese post were of the doors. I must have had Norm in mind for here! My door fest began at the doors of Pátio das Nações.

Now if you thought these was lovely just wait until the doors of Salão Árabe on the second floor of Palácio da Bolsa. Continue reading