"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


“You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The Triumph of Achilles, a detail at the entrance of Achilleion Palace, in the Greek island of Corfu.


"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
(Joseph Campbell)

Graffiti found in a Sheffield road, not far from home.


"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;
I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."
(Alexander the Great)

Picture taken at Sheffield city centre.

To Dare

"The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
(Dale Carnegie)

Image taken at Victoria Quays, in Sheffield.

Old Trees

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Image taken in Graves Park, in Sheffield.


"Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull." (H.L. Mencken)

Bulls in Graves Park, in Sheffield.

Self Knowledge

"Know yourself and you'll know the gods and the universe." (Socrates)

Mercury pointing to the skies, on top of Lyceum Theatre, in Sheffield.

Far Horizon

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
(Dag Hammarskjold)

This sunset was recorded on a trip to Egypt, in August 2010.

Righteous Character

"A lively intelligence is no good if is not serving a righteous character, a watch is not perfect when it works fast, but when it works right." (Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues)

Tower of Big Ben, London, England.


"God builds His temple in our heart, not on the ruins of churches and religions." (Ralph Emerson)

Temple of Diana (UNESCO World Heritage), in Évora, Portugal.


"Human's natures are similar but their habits keep them appart." (Confucius)

"Another Place", one hundred cast-iron men facing the ocean in Crosby Beach, not far from Liverpool. This is another masterpiece by the acclaimed artist
Antony Gormley.


"Nobody ever could develop the faculties of intelligence if, at least, not interim moments of loneliness in his life." (Thomas Quincey)

Fountain in Peace Gardens, in front of Sheffield City Council.

Cause - Effect

Man will never invent anything simpler or more beautiful than a manifestation of nature. Given the cause, nature has the effect on the way soon as it can be produced. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Hyacinths in the gardens of Eden Project, Cornwall, England


"Do not just take the steps that will take you one day to your objective... every step you do must to be a goal in itself, while it takes you forward."
(Johann Goethe)

Reasons of Pride

Not despising beauties found in other countries, Portugal offers truly magnificent sceneries like this one... sites that show the uniqueness of a people with a culture, history and unique traditions... reasons of pride for all Portuguese people...

In the picture a Rabelo boat, moored on one of the margins of Douro River, on Gaia side. These are the boats traditionally used to transport Port wine.


"Perfect love should be like a rotifer: die in a sunbeam, to reborn in a drop of dew".
(Paolo Mantegazza)

A photo from a series of six that I have selected from a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield.


"The meaning of the things is not the stuff itself... it is our attitude with regard to it. (Antoine De Saint Exupéry)

Image taken in Sheffield Botanical Gardens.


"There are opinions that come and die like the leaves of trees, others, however, have a duration of marble and the world." (Marquis of Maricá)

Roche Abbey, ruins of the monument located near Maltby in Yorkshire, England.


"The whole nature is a divine harmony, wonderful symphony that invites all creatures to monitor its development and progress". (Tsai Chih Chung)

Image taken in Sheffield Botanical Gardens.


"Personal dignity and honour can not be protected by the others. It should be ensured by the individual himself." (Mahatma Gandhi)


"The beautiful things don't die: they become another beauty." (Balley Ardrich)

One of the many species that can be found in the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield.


"Curiosity is more important than knowledge." (Albert Einstein)

Curious looks about the work of the cartoonist with hands of genius. Moment registered in a walking trip around Vilamoura marina, in the Algarve.
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