Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007


The new beggining...

This is a new time for this blog about Coimbra.
Some of my friends have found the blog and want to share there photos with you all.
I am really happy about that!

With all the crazy live that is mine, I deserted the blog...
For that my apologies...


Do you know anything about BEST? If NO is the answer: http://best.uc.pt/

This photo is from my friend Mark, from BEST!

Great photo Mark!!!! :)

Enjoy Coimbra from the air!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Light and night...

The street opens up for us waiting for our undecided and curious steps.
We woke up for the details that the lights of the night turn visible, trying to discern what the night hides to our glance...

The city waits for us...

Monday, May 14, 2007


Have you seen?

I am filing constant updates and accounts of news reports in the comments box here for readers' information; I know that some countries are not fully covering the story.


British Madeleine McCann, aged 3, was abducted from Praia da Luz in Portugal on 3rd May 2007. Her parents were dining at a restaurant, leaving her and her twin 2 -year old siblings alone in their apartment. Madeleine, of course, could be anywhere in the world now.

If you see her or know anything, please
call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or 0044 1883 731 336 for outside UK.


I have decided to show Madeleine's picture here on Coimbra Daily Photo to help publicise this terrible event and circulate her photo so that everyone can look out for her. Her family and
Sky News are asking people to circulate a poster/photo for this reason.

Let's all pray that this beautiful little girl will be returned safe and well.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


The return!

After all this time… a long road… lost steps… unexpected confusions...

The city deserves. Always calm at the edge of Rio Mondego, trying to spread a mantle of light for all how many in her lives.

On this last week the city was temporarily crazy with the student's madness... they take a time to think, to drink, to love just as me... in a thoughtless and passionate way.

Queima das Fitas… This is Coimbra!

Photo by Vitor Oliveira

Friday, March 16, 2007


The Down Town

The Down Town of the city is a mixed of culture and trade... history and tradition...
The proximity of the river open a beautiful view and make us notice more than in any other point of the city, the true entrance of the city, the true the door for the which we all entered in the secrets of the city...

Photo by Dias dos Reis

TEC - Tuna de Enfermagem de Coimbra - Coimbra, a bela

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Coimbra at night...

The city changes when the nigth arrive...
The students make the city live and breathe in a energetic, seductive and thoughtful way.

The search of amusement and pleasure is mixed with the search for rest and peace...

Foto by Acastellano


Sunday, February 18, 2007


Coimbra!...

This picture is not mine...
I ignore who is the author, but it is beautiful! A very beautiful picture!
I was impassioned by everything that the picture transmits, for everything that the picture reveals...
I was surprised with what I felt when for the first time I saw her.

I hope she leaves you without words!



Monday, February 12, 2007


The Tower of the University

Forgive my silence!
They exist moments in that the silence saves... And I am to speak of me...
Well...

This building is the most famous of Coimbra, the Tower of the University and the Latin Road, "Via Latina"!
Old real palace, became the central building of the University for royal donation...
At this time the building is part of Faculty of Laws and from Rectory of the University.

I leave you to the sound of one of the maximum exponents of the "Música Coimbrã"...
Carlos Paredes!



Wednesday, January 31, 2007


The green heart...

This is one of the largest treasures that Coimbra has to offer...
You could forget the city per moments and rest your ideas observing the river, breathing the aroma of the trees and listening the sounds that surround you.
A dive in a paradisiacal place invades your mind, only to open your eyes and notice that the dream is not so far like that...

It is in front of you...
It is in your mind...
It is in your heart.

Monday, January 22, 2007


The reform...

The city is alive... She lives through the people and the buildings that give her form. Each building is a piece of history that rises and transmits to the today generations the work and perspiration of older generations...
We are in 1772, and the power in Lisbon orders a total reform in the academical teaching in Coimbra... we entered in the Age of Enlightenment and the influence of the religious institutions disappears.
New buildings appear... This is one of them...

This one reflects well the ideas of his time...

Friday, January 12, 2007

A glance inside...

As I promised in my last visit, I present you pictures from the interior of the building...


The stairways...




On the way to the amphitheaters for the classes...




Lights and shadows...


Escape...

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Cars, cars and more cars!

It becomes complicated... Why so many cars?
Per times I close the eyes and I imagine the city without cars... It is a so beautiful vision! As it would be magic to turn it reality!

The severity of the lines and the duplicity of the colours turn this building unique...
The external aspect is revealed in all his extension in the interiors, it is a building drawn to dominate who enters in him: hiding entrances, offering obstacles, controlling the senses and the steps.
I don't want, however to be unfair...

Come and see... Next time!

Happy 2007!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


What the eyes don't see... The heart doesn't feel...


I always listen that after a last encounter the people stand back and they forget one of the other until they meet again. That the problem is in the lack of time or in the compulsive consumption of new friendships that supposedly make us feel more complete.

In my opinion, want to do everything at the whole cost - in a scarce time that we needed to try the life and not to let her to pass on ours side at all the speed - it is arrested with the dependence of the things. It is treated literally of dependence.

The people pass in the street quickly wanting to arrive at house ... They even not have time to look to a blue beauty!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2006


The ancien happyness...

Try not to think: when you feel the sun heating up your face; when you feel the wind slide for your body; when you savor an appetizing plate; when you hear a bird (out of the cage); when you listen a person speaking with you... now that you are seeing Coimbra... ;-)

When you live the present!

Try to postpone the thought about what you don't have, don't depend of what you want to have...

And feel that you can be more happy today... Because even in the ruins exists beauty.;-)

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Wake up!...

The sunshine calls you, but you insist on staying in the twilight.

Wake up and cheers with the beginning of one more day in a city that seeks you to each instant. Move away from the prison of your vision and live without fears of the shadows that torment your dreams...

The city wants you! Come!

Sunday, November 26, 2006


The Garden of the Mermaid…

Entering in the Garden of the Mermaid we can stop an instant and take a picture to one of the sources that offer water to us. Speeding up the step we observe forms and colours that surprise us...

Each rock hides a history... Each drop a secret...

A place that put an end to the thirst of students and passionate people.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


The people cross...

The people cross at the squares, in the bridges and in the streets of this city of mysteries and mazes. They go and they return, in a perpetual movement. An endless dance that nobody will ever get to stop.

They walk per times without a destination and, for that, they get lost and they find themselves in the corners where are forced to return. In the gardens they stay a bit more. They are seating to hear the sounds that disperse in the air…

Sunday, November 12, 2006


The eternal movement...

The people cross at the squares, in the bridge and in the streets of this city of mysteries and mazes. They go and they return, in a perpetual movement.
An endless dance that nobody will get to stop...