back in august i went on vacations to the southwest coast of portugal! that side of the country is known for the glorious beaches and delicious food! though it has been a well-known part since some summer festivals started to happen there, i just started going there back in 2010. first on a new year’s eve, which was both good and depressing (just for the lack of things to do on a cold winter week with only beaches to visit, shorter days and not much to do while waiting for dinner time, in was eager to get back to lisbon!). then i went back during summer for a few days and this year i went back again!
i was happy to drive alone to meet my boyfriend who was already there and, packed with all my cameras, i stopped in every interesting place i would put my eyes on. it was so relaxing and such a good experience! so to start i drove to portinho da arrábida, which people had told me that was paradise. this place is merely 50km from lisbon and i didn’t know about it. yes people would say that it was gorgeous, but i wasn’t expecting this… this was heaven!
do you know when you arrive at such a beautiful place you just want to either embrace everything or take pictures of every single detail?? i was feeling like that! this was so peaceful, you couldn’t hear a sound, as there were no waves and there is a whole mountain on your back, which makes this even more beautiful. i had to go back through the mountain and the sight to the ocean was really breathtaking!
though i love winter and cold weather, so that i can stay inside on my cozy home, drinking hot tea with cookies, watching a good movie, or just feel warm inside while is raining outside, this makes me miss summer days and this day in particular! and yes, summer light is gorgeous!
camera: yashica tl electro x
film: kodak portra 160
ps. i have 5 120mm rolls of film waiting to get developed! but it happens to be so expensive, that i’m just waiting for the right moment. you know the feeling, don’t you?