Walking back from the old town up to the more tourist area where we were staying, I noticed the tourist “train” driving towards me. I stood on a bench to get this photo and feel that it was the best angle from which to capture this vehicle as it drove past me into town. It’s certainly no high speed rail, the average Portuguese taxi driver will get you there twice as fast, but it is fun for the kids and a little faster than walking. However I never went on the train as I find I see more when I walk around new places.
On one of the last couple of days of my holiday I walked a little further into the town of Albufeira and came across this view of a huge sea stack on the beach. There is a big seagull stood on top to give you a sense of scale. My friend Eddie was with me on this particular adventure and was amazed by how this was still standing. He commented that you probably wouldn’t get a sea stack still standing like this with a huge fault in it back in the UK. If a hard frost ever got to it it would more than likely just break in half.
Obviously Portugal is famous for sandy beaches and great food but I really concentrated on capturing the details of the Algarve over the past few days here. Almost all the street signs were made from ornate tiles. This hand painted set was found above the doorway of somebody’s home and I couldn’t help but record it. There is a little damage in the lower, right hand corner but the beautiful painted details are there for all to enjoy.
Regular readers will know my loveÂ of photographing scooters and bikes. I have little interest in riding motor powered bikes, but have always enjoyed capturing pictures of them. This was taken in the old part of Albufeira town on the Algarve coast of Portugal. This Vespa isn’t in great condition compared to the red scooter I found in Barcelona, but I though the background worked very well and it seemed crying out to have it’s photograph taken.