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Portuguese Steps

By LynneJoyce  
We all have our favourite themes and among mine are steps. So during our holiday in The Algarve while Isabel was busy capturing street art I was busy capturing steps . Here is a selection of 15 steps images but beware, there are more to come!

I chose the opener because these were the most bewildering steps I saw there, or have ever seen outside an art gallery or an Escer painting for that matter. They appear to have no purpose whatever because they just go to the top of the tall pillar at the end of a wall. Weird! Bright ideas always appreciated.

There are plenty of shadows in here to qualify for the Saturday theme but that is not the primary purpose of this post. V1 shows Isabel gazing into the stream below which itself had steps as seen in V9. The rest speak for themselves I hope.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Architecture Portugal Steps Landscape and travel The algarve


Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
8 Nov 2019 8:40PM
"Step Into Christmas"..... ear worm alert!

Decorative capping on a stepped wall would be my educated guess. Ice cream sandwiches would be the silly one!!

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taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
8 Nov 2019 8:49PM
A spectacular gathering of so many steps! so many!
8 Nov 2019 9:27PM
Lovely set Lynne Joyce!

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 9:46PM
My legs are beginning to ache just looking at them, Lynne. An interesting set, nonetheless.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 10:05PM
Fascinating mix of steps.
I must admit the steps would be welcome on a cobbled slope having recently descended the steep cobbles in Scarborough without steps to halt the decline!
Love V6 - a real mystery.
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2019 10:26PM
Those steps in v6 would be a step to far for me.Smile
8 Nov 2019 10:54PM
A wonderful collection of risers and treads in all manners of forms, Lynne.Smile

8 Nov 2019 11:27PM
A wonderful creative set Lynne , lovely work .
9 Nov 2019 8:11AM
Well thought Subject
9 Nov 2019 8:24AM
2 / 4 / 5 / 14 my favourites of this well constructed set, Lynne. I do like the steps theme.

gajewski 15 10 9 United States
9 Nov 2019 8:43AM
A very interesting series, Lynne.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
9 Nov 2019 8:47AM
After all that stepping out your poor legs must have been crying out in protest, but what a fine set that make, leading here there and everywhere. And I do like your choice for opener, most unusual steps they are.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 11:59AM
A great set LynneSmileSmile

9 Nov 2019 1:16PM
Super set here Lynne, love v.14 with the vines arched over the steps, but they are all full of inventiveness. Lead image is fascinating. How about ‘how to get high naturally’ or ‘stairway to heaven’ ? 🙂


CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 1:19PM
An interesting, well composed set.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 1:50PM
All rather extraordinary images Lynne, love V4 as it's from my Village in Monchique...
Beautiful set with some exquisite shadows... Good work. Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
9 Nov 2019 2:01PM
A wide variety and a good collection of steps here, Lynne! Hard to choose a fave... 👍
Trev 😃
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
10 Nov 2019 5:59AM
Stepping up her Lynne...sorry couldn’t resist it...great set of images

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