|July 4th - 6th, 2012
|Manuel Bivar garden beside the
marina in Faro. Taken from the
roof of my Hotel.
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|The tiled streets of downtown
|There are several azulejos
depicting historical events
outside of the Medieval Walls.
This one appears to show Alfonso
III retaking Faro in 1249.
|The old town of Faro is
surrounded by a Medieval wall.
|The small coastal train (2 cars)
trundling between Tavira and
|Typical white buildings with
yellow trim in the old town of
|Orange trees seem a strange tree
for boulevards in the Largo de Se
|The Cathedral of Faro (Se de
Faro) built in the 13th Century.
|Alfonso III statue outside the
|Roman tile in the Municipal
|The courtyard of the Municipal
museum. The building is a former
|Interesting azulejos on the wall of
a restaurant in the old town of
|Storks roosting on the roof of the
City Hall. Most tall buildings have
the metal hoops on them to give
storks a place to nest.
|The view across the water to the
airport. The only one in the
Algarve so there is constant
|The Largo de Se and the marina
in the background.
|Azulejos on the walls of the
interior of the Cathedral of Faro.
|Bairro Alto Bar just outside the
gates to the Old Town.
|Outdoor pedestrian mall across
the street from my Hotel.
|Odd looking green balconies on
a hotel overlooking the marina.
|I think your boat has sunk. A boat
in distress in the marina.
|They put up nesting spots for the
storks and they still decide to nest
on top of light poles.
|Tropical trees at the Marina.
|I took a boat ride out to the
offshore Ilha Desrta a sandbar off
the coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
|Ilha Deserta a popular beach off
the coast from Faro. The
restaurant only uses solar power.
|The coastline to the east of Faro
from out in the Atlantic.
|The Medieval walls of Faro.
|Breakfast at the rooftop bar in the
morning at my hotel. Scrambled
eggs, bacon and Portuguese tart.
|Faro Train station with the
roofless waiting area with a tree
growing in it.