Finding Squiggly lines in Portugal

Today, I’m participating in Jude”s #2020 Photo Challenge.  This month’s challenge was about lines, the last week, it’s curving lines, leading your eye into the image.  Which was no easy task, as I have a larger collection of the straight and narrow than squiggly ones.  I do like that word Squiggly don’t you?

It took me all the way to Portugal, the year was 2016.

Here is what I found.


Outside of Lisbon City

It was a typical late summer’s Portuguese day, the sun was shining and the place was pulsating with happy tourists and local folk.


We enjoyed this city immensely that we went back a second time.


Looking back on our time in this seemingly positive, visually stimulating country with it’s most amazing tiles and architecture are filled with happy memories.  Luckily for many of us we can all take the opportunity to relive our travelling days via photographs.

Judes Photography Challenge.

Themes / Techniques:

Click on the links to view the assignments for that month if you want to plan your photography shoots.

To learn more on participating head on over to read more 2020 Photo Challenge

Jude’s latest post on lines can be viewed by clicking on the below link.

Curved Lines is the final line challenge for this month


26 thoughts on “Finding Squiggly lines in Portugal”

    1. It seems to have that affect on people, making them dizzy. It didn’t make us dizzy walking over the tiles though an unusual feeling doing so🙂.


  1. I like the word “squiggly”. It’s quirky. Just like your photos. I couldn’t imagine going back to 2016 in my archives! That’s a lot of years and thousands of photos ago! Fun memories for you both. I’ve “always” wanted to travel in Portugal. Apparently, it is a very popular place for expats! 🙂

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    1. It does seem a popular place for ex-pats. The low cost of living and housing could have something to do with it. Though I have a feeling that will be all changed by now. Hard to believe it has been 4 years since we were there. Housesitting over in Europe seems like a lifetime ago! Nothing surer in life than change. Oh, apart from taxes 🙂

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  2. I have photos of both of those squares, they really are squiggly! The one in Rossio made me feel quite seasick, you often think that the paving is stepped when it is actually flat. Great curves for the challenge. Thanks Suzanne 🙂

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    1. Jude, you’re welcome and I am enjoying being a part of the challenges. Keeps me motivated to sorting out my photo files. So, many repeats and ones that need to be deleted!


  3. Well you found some perfect photographs there, Suzanne to convey the theme of both ‘squiggly’, (great word!) and straight lines. I imagine these photo’s brought back a few nice memories too 🙂 I’ve never heard of Jude’s challenge so thank you for bringing my attention to it 🙂

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    1. Jo, not quite sure what you meant by short of “q”s 🙂 I think the tiles are amazing especially those that adorn the buildings. I couldn’t do more than a few steps before taking another photograph!


      1. Sorry, hon- reference a comment on another post. I don’t have a ‘ ‘ that works on my laptop. Only on my phone. So it depends where I’m answering comments but sometimes a lot of cut and pasting goes on 😦

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    1. Yes, I remember you mentioning a trip to Portugal would be on your things to do list. We enjoyed Portugal. I could imagine the hard work involved in tiling all those public areas!
      Not sure when travellers will be welcome back to Europe. I think many countries will be very hesitate in opening their borders. Home seems the best place to be until a vaccination is available. Time will tell.


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