Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Visit to Heavenly Sintra Town And Pena Palace By My Son

Sorry if i am being little late for reading your blogs dear friends  as shorter days are giving me little tough time when there is one week left in arrival of my eldest son from Lisbon Portugal . We are trying to rearrange things so house can look more neat and much well coming for our baba who is coming home after three years ,heartfelt prays for him and all travelers ,may everyone have safe journey amen!

Beautiful weather is another excuse which compel us to spend more time out in the front yard ,such cooler days are really rare here when senses seems to work well and one feels able  to be out and observe whatever little natural beauty is present before eyes, as  hot weather which lasts almost nine to ten months here force  us to stay confined in the rooms under the fan mostly.
 Hubby has started seasonal plantation and to begin with he has brought few rose plants from the nursery  last day. Plants had already few flowers  which filled colors in our yard instantly . Chilled breeze and divinely blue sky making days glorious thankfully!

My eldest son  visited Sintra town an outstrike  of Lisbon .It is situated in the lap of Sintra mountains . He  shared some spectacular photos of  sintra park and  a magnificent  castle called Pena Palace  there. Red and yellow palace is right on the hill top and gives commending view of the town below. For the trip actually my son had to choose between Porto and Sintra and he found Sintra more attractive as he loves serene natural sights more like his parents i guess :) The images he shared are breathtakingly beautiful to me as loved all the natural beauty along the way till top of the hill and the gorgeous view that palace offer :)  I am thankful to my son and his friend who (whom he met during his surfing lesson not online which i mentioned in previous post mistakenly sorry)  took such amazing and lovely shots throughout the tour !

fascinating road ,specially those that travel upwardly ,they always have strong appeal for me ,getting down is easy but once you are up there what you get makes you forget tiredness earned by journey from below to up.

hill stations are my favorite too ,i love lush and peaceful environment  they offer ,i remember scenes from so many movies when doctor says to patient "you must spend sometime on some hill station you will feel better" i think they were so right bout it.

away from city rush hours one must feel relax and regain his mental energy lost in city noise while observing the natural beauty around and hear the whisper of silence. 

old but a gorgeous fountain ,the sound of water must heal the soul of listener :) 


                 i think he/she has grapes in hands still posture seems uneasy i could not figure out why 

                                                           must be an ancient cathedral 
i wish i can learn the story about this couple as their pose makes me curious and little sad because the he has hold her seems like it was move to protect and comfort her ?

it feels good to see life is getting back to it's norm ,i like seeing different spread on ground here and there celebrating life with gratefulness ,being familiar and kind to each other and offering help ,this is what life for indeed! 

                                             maple leaves floating in water look tranquil 

this and few more photos of such narrow stone ways i wonder what kind of place and for what it had been used ?

either i would have found so hard to stop taking photos as the whole upward journey looks filled with stunning views that demand visitors to stop for while and click to preserve and take this beauty along .

             looks like an ancient caves or tunnel built for some protection or hideout for army may be 

i have seen one side stair in some old well for cleaning purpose but never saw such well which seems built for visiting instead of water ,intriguing isn't it ?

doorway to tunnel or cave i think , do you feel scared when you have to enter some cave ,i think of early people who lived in such caves for thousand years ,that natural lifestyle kept them more active and healthy than us who are forced to watch tv and shop instead 

 happily dancing angle probably , dancing is expression that can vary with mood but i think of the " dance of Universe " don't you think the whole universe and all the objects with it are dancing round and round from an basic atom to largest body floating in space everything seems to dance smoothly ,do you wonder who makes them do so ? i wonder and alot ! 

you can only imagine the gratefulness a mother feels when she sees her babies are doing fine by the grace of kind lord and trying to exist successfully ! my heartfelt prayers for all ,may all mothers on this earth find same joy amen!

         would you like to have cup of coffee here while inhaling the beauty of scene :) i would definitely :)

i think masks are necessary here specially inside the building though outside it depends on distancing probably ,the exquisite artwork on walls resembles with Islamic art we find in Persian architecture i think . 

        looks like this palace yard is used  for special gatherings as you can see the arrangements for sitting 

                                 Loved this image Most!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                  found the clouds pattern amazing here 

                         few huge parks here have such rides here too but i prefer walking instead 

Jesco is friend whom my eldest son met during his surfing class ,My son adores him for his love for travel as he has visited many countries already including Mexico and Sri Lanka though he is only 22 mashallah ! they both enjoyed traveling together and a lot according to my son . 

     what if you have to live there ,i would love to ,i miss my native home and the days i spent there were most beautiful despite of all odds !

                                                         looks like a lovely painting to me !

i found this color scheme unique and DELIGHTFUL , castle appeals eyes from far because of such exuberant colors  

Okay that is all for now precious people ,i will be joining you asap.
please keep being kind to you and all around you as kindness is Best gift you have received from divine Creator and you can share it with all you meet in life :)
wishing you all best in days ahead!
God bless you all!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful tour ...such a beautiful place!

    1. it is indeed a gorgeous place to visit AShok

  2. Visit all this places and your son seems to have a good time exploring those places !
    Have a nice evening !

    1. he is certainly having one of the best time of his life dear Anna :)

      exploration of this wonderful world is privilege and he is fortunate to have it by the grace of lord !

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    1. i too found it astonishingly awesome dear dear Debra

  4. Lovely to see your son's travels, Lisbon is somewhere I would like to visit.

    1. i have old dreams to visit Europe someday in life if life allows dear Betty and Lisbon seems one of them on top :)

  5. Thank tour son for sharing Lisbon with us!

    1. Lisbon seems place i would like to keep on the top of my wish list :)

  6. Dear Baili, thank you so much for sharing these photographs. I've never heard of this place and as you said, the colors are exuberant! And the architecture lifts the spirits. How wonderful it will be to look at each photo with your eldest son and have him answer any questions you have about the view the the place. Take care. Peace.

    1. precious Dee !
      so nice to hear from you ,actually i have abundance of questions about the place and palace particularly but my son had really less time for video call on Sunday so we could hardly have a little chat ,he is in preparation process for leaving for Pakistan so he is quite busy right now to share more

  7. It's a good time of the year to be a tourist as there aren't very many people about.

    1. Lisbon seems to have more sunny weather than London dear Red ,my son is quite happy about the sunlight there :)

      so true that due to mild winters this is nice time to visit there because of less crowd

  8. The only annoying part is to get there.
    The road is full of curves.
    But it's worth it.

    1. one of our hill hotel in Islamabad Monal is little hard to drive as road leading to it is full of curves which can be dangerous for new unexperienced drivers but as you said once you are up there it seems worth it :)

  9. Well my goodness, how lovely and what a privilege to be able to see these photos, they certainly are lovely including the place visited.
    Not long now Baili till your eldest returns for a visit with you all.
    Take care.

    1. oh thank you dear Margaret :)

      he will hopefully!!!

  10. I have so many thoughts after reading this. First of all your son looks like his father except that he has your smile. He is doing exactly what a young man should do. He is seeing as many things as he can before he has a family to care for. The scenery there is just magnificent. I also love to be at the top of a hill and look over all the scenery around. I do it often.

  11. how nice you have chance to get on hilltop often dear mimmylynn :)
    right now i starving for this except my imagination keeps me elevated most of the time :)

    yes my son is thankfully blessed with healthy attitude and blessed with opportunity to fulfill his all positive dreams by the grace of God!
    being parents we are grateful to our kind Creator who made it happen !

    oh he got my smile :) ? i don't know actually i am not good at detecting resemblance ,my mother was one of the best on this though .hubby and my mother in law says the he is mixture of both of us :)
    i am specially grateful for his truly responsible nature ,that is hubby without a doubt :)

  12. Thank you, dear Baili (and your son, of course), for these fascinating and beautiful photos! How many incredible sites and views there are in a small area!
    May the travel home of your son be safe and may you all have a happy, happy time together!

  13. What a fantastic old well! Those colorful castles are absolutely stunning!
    I also see beautiful sidewalks in the 1st picture: they are also so clean. I addition, sidewalks' cobblestones are colorful.
    Thanks to both you and your son for such marvelous report!
    I hope your soon will have a nice journey ✈

    All the best, Baili :-)

  14. Thank you for sharing these photographs, I did enjoy seeing them.
    Not long now until your son will be with you ...

    All the best Jan

  15. Sintra é lindíssima. Seu filho deve ter adorado. Ele é um rapaz muito bonito. Parabéns!
    Uma boa semana com muita saúde.
    Um beijo.

  16. I read your latest post before this one, Baili, so I know about the homecoming delay (for now). But what a wonderful series of photos your son and you have shared. I hope to visit Portugal one day when the world is "normal" again and seeing these photos makes me hope that time will come soon. Your son looks happy and I know that made you smile.

  17. What beauty, both natural and man-made! I'm glad your son had a chance to go and to share his pictures with you, and that you shared them with us.

  18. wow wow, these photos are amazing!! I'm trying to catch up a bit here. I have been busy and haven't been much on blogs.

  19. Adorei as imagens, Baili! Que bom ver que seu filho não perdeu a oportunidade de conhecer Sintra! Adorei as imagens do Palácio da Pena, e da Quinta da Regaleira, com o seu Poço Iniciático, e mil recantos fascinantes! Um lugar mágico e místico, sobre o qual, vale a pena pesquisar, Baili!
    Já sei que o seu filho, afinal teve de adiar de novo a passagem de uns tempos por aí, em família... mas fiquei contente, por saber que tudo se está a resolver bem, com a restruturação da empresa onde trabalha...
    Um beijinho grande! E grata por esta partilha tão especial!


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