Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Escapes

I have seen this photograph pop up often in the blogosphere.
via Elle Decor
Most recently brought to my attention by Design Darling.  The photo was taken by Christian Chaize and is available for purchase here.

It got me thinking...this beach is in Portugal and looks familiar.  Wait a minute, I think I must have been here before or at least nearby:

Images via Travelmoon
Although my composition may leave something to be desired, the strikingly similar beach makes me long for the beauty and sunshine of Portugal's Algarve region.

Have a great week!


  1. I think your photos are great and it is such a beautiful region.

  2. Too gorgeous. I'd hop on plane on go there right now if I could! I have yet to make it to Portugal (though I've been to its neighbor Spain a lot). That has to change!

  3. @Connie-Thank you I very much appreciate the compliment!

    @Haute World-if you have a chance you must make it to beautiful and exciting as Spain is, there is something about Portugal that is so striking and not to be missed!

  4. love the last pic..the street reminds me of the streets near the Bulgarian part of the Black sea. lovely greetings

  5. Then I must make a trip to Bulgaria some day...I have never been and it sounds beautiful if it looks anything like the streets of Portugal!

  6. What a crazy coincidence! Now all you have to do is blow that baby up and start selling away :D I'm sure you'll have TONS of takers...the blogosphere sure is going nuts over that Elle Decor dining room...and it's all because of that dreamy vacation spot for sure!

    Thanks for sharing!


    Haute Khuuture Blog

  7. how funny! (and exciting!)

    Those pictures make me long for the beach! xoxo

  8. Portugal is at the top of my "must-see" list during my time in Israel!! I keep hoping that we will be able to travel soon. I'm longing for that beach!

  9. Kate, thanks for stopping by my blog! I will follow yours as I love to see tons of traveling pics! Portugal looks so dreamy! What were some of your other favorite places in Portugal, I would love to go this summer!

  10. Beautiful photos !