Saudade was once described as "the love that remains" after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. I dig this a lot.

Saudade was once described as the love that remains after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again.

Lisbon, Portugal - Train station (Calatrava architect) - Nations Park (Parque das Nações) district

Gare do Oriente or Lisbon Orient Station, Lisbon, Portugal, 1998

Monserrate, Sintra-Portugal

The Monserrate Palace is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court. It was built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook, an English baronet created visconde de Monserrate by King Luís.

At the Mercado de Loulé on a Saturday when they have everything, including several vendors of tasty cured Portuguese meat and cheese

Photo Gallery: A Foodie’s Vacation In Algarve, Portugal- At Mercado de Loulé on a Saturday when they have everything, including several vendors of tasty cured Portuguese meat and cheese

Ericeira - it is in fact ... a pleasure of good living! #Portugal

Ericeira - it is in fact . a pleasure of good living!

Palácio Nacional da Pena. Sintra

Palacio da Pena, Sintra, Portugal -- Sintra was my favorite place in Portugal, hands-down! It was about 90 degrees but we huffed around in the heat to see all of the beautiful sights!

washing in a public tank

communal hand-washing of laundry still common in some rural areas in Portugal. remembering going with my grandma

Portugal

"In August every year, the town of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, celebrates the Festival of Nossa Senhora d’Agonia. This is one of the beautiful girls of the Minho region dressed in traditional costume.

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