Thursday, December 28, 2006

A very happy new year to all my readers!


at least with (no) snow:)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Wishes



I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Nymphenburg Garden

This is the formal French garden at the near of the Nymphenburg Palace.

Nymphenburg Garden
Germany

The following picture was taken in Paris. We have the French Style here as well:)

Versailles
Paris
France

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Nymphenburg


Nymphenburg Palace
Near Munich
Germany


Duke Ferdinand Maria presented his wife with this Palace. The queen named it Nymphenburg (Nymphs' Castle).

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Musician in the Deutsches Museum

This is a magnificent moment captured in the Deutsches Museum.

Deutsches Museum
Munich
Germany

German composers have been giving an important contribute to the world cultural inheritance.

Everybody knows names like Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Ludwig Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms.

This video was uploaded by me in YouTube. Google is the new owner of YouTube. They aim to organize the world's information. They are changing the world.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Lavoisier's Laboratory


Lavoisier's Laboratory
Deutsches Museum
Munich
Germany

"Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed."
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Liebig's laboratory


Liebig's laboratory
Deutsches Museum
Munich
Germany

Liebig was a German chemist and is known as the "father of the fertilizer industry". He made important contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Foucault Pendulum

Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault (1819-1868) was a French physician, physicist and naturalist. In 1850, he measured the velocity of light.


Foucault Pendulum
Deutsches Museum
Munich
Germany

In the years 1850 and 1851, he demonstrated the daily rotation of the Earth about its axis using a pendulum. The famous "Foucault's Pendulum" experiment took place in 1851 in the Pantheon in Paris. The Pendulum wire was 67 m long and pendulum ball weighed 28 kg.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Writing transcendental thoughts.


Deutsches Museum
Munich
Germany

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The world's largest museum of technology and science!


Deutsches Museum
German Museum
Munich
Germany

Monday, October 23, 2006

Neue Pinakothek
New Pinakothek


Water lilies
Claude Monet
Neue Pinakothek
Munich

London has Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Munich has an important group of Art Museums as well: Neu Pinakothek, Alte Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Modern. These three Museums contain some of the richest collections of European painting in the world.


Welcome to Neue Pinakothek:)
Munich

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Alte Pinakothek
Old Pinakothek


Alte Pinakothek
Munich
Germany

Alte Pinakothek is one of the world's most famous galleries, opened in 1836. It is a building in the Italian Renaissance style.


Alte Pinakothek, 1900

It is also one of the oldest galleries in the world.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Glyptothek


Glyptothek Museum
Munich
Germany

I strongly recommend this Museum. The Glyptothek houses Greek and Roman sculpture.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Propyläen - Propylaea - Προπυλαια


Propyläen
Königsplatz
Munich, Germany

Propyläen is the monumental gateway that serves as the entrance to an acropolis (edge of a town or a high city).

Residenz
Munich


Antiquarium

The Residenz was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty up until 1918.

The Antiquarium is inside of the Residenz. This great hall is the largest Renaissance ceremonial hall in the north of the Alps.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Temple of Diana
Hofgarten - Palace Garden


Temple of Diana
Hofgarten - Palace Garden
Munich
Germany

The Mannerist Temple of Diana in the centre of the Hofgarten is one of the most Bavaria's famous symbols.

The garden, with its references to Italian models, is one of the largest Mannerist gardens in the north of the Alps.

The Temple of Diana is a public altar of the Roman Goddess Diana. She was the virgin goddess of the hunt. She also later became a Moon Goddess.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The best beach of the world.


Guincho beach
Guincho street
2750 Cascais
Portugal

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Come back again to Lisbon.


I'm ready to drive you through the transcendental world again.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Power of Portugal.


Yesterday we showed why we are among the best four teams of the world. This is a picture of a portuguese flag in Marienplatz (center of Munich).

Monday, July 03, 2006

Theatinerkirche
St Cajetan


To celebrate the birth of their long-awaited son in 1662, the Elector Ferdinandand and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy ordered the construction of a church and a monastery for the Theatine order.

Munich.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Feldherrnhalle
Hall of the Commanders


The Feldherrnhalle was a symbol of the honours of the Bavarian Army. It contains statues of military leaders Johann Tilly and Karl Phillip von Wrede. The central sculptural group was added in 1882, after the Franco-Prussian War.

The aim had been to create a focal point that would close off Ludwigstrasse and give the irregular Odeonsplatz a more ordered appearance.

The statues of two bayern lions flanking the stairway were added in 1906.

This was also one of the efforts by the Nazis to take over the Bavarian State, commonly referred to as the Beer Hall Putsch.

Historic Achievement!

Today the star was Portuguese:)))


Congratulations to our players:)

Friday, June 30, 2006

Highest Point of the Old Town!


St Peter's Church
Peterskirche

Frauenkirche
Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady


This picture was taken from the top of the St Peter's Church (Peterskirche). The church stands on the highest point of the hold town.

In the picture you can see Frauenkirche - Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady. This Catholic cathedral is the largest Gothic assembly building in southern Germany. With its twin towers, the church's distinctive silhouette is Munich's oldest and best-known symbol. By law, no new building that may obscure the view of the church is allowed.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

From the top of the Monopteros.


This is the fantastic view from the top of the Monopteros.

English Garden
Munich

Every early morning.


I took this picture while I was walking to my job. Starting to work very early in the morning is a typical nordic habit.
Good Morning:)
Munich.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Monopteros
English Garden


This is a Neo-Classical building designed by Leo von Klenze and offering a panoramic view of the city.

Monday, June 26, 2006

University, Ludwig-Straße, Munich


Welcome to the University, where the seat of higher learning is housed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Transcendental Thought.



"I have thoughts which, if only I were able to disclose and bring to life, would add a new lustre to the stars, a new beauty to the world, and a greater love to the hearts of men."

- Fernando Pessoa, in "O Eu Profundo".

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The whole World is watching!



In Munich you have lots of excellent places to see soccer games. This picture was taken in the University area. Welcome to Café An Der Uni:)

Café An Der Uni - CADU
Ludwigstr. 24, Munich, Germany

Friday, June 09, 2006

Welcome to the World Cup.

Munich.


The atmosphere in Munich is fantastic. Yesterday I had a very good time seeing people of different countries drinking beers and singing in Marienplatz:)

If you are also in Munich you can see here the best places to watch the matches. The web site is in German but you can always use google translate.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Neues Rathaus.


In the second half if the 19th century, the civic authorities decided to build new headquarters for themselves. The chosen site was the south of Marienplatz. This Neo-Gothic construction lasted from 1867 to 1919.

The clock in the tower is the fourth-largest clock in the Europe.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Virgin on the Mariensäule.


In the centre of Marienplatz stands the Virgin on the Mariensäule (column of the Virgin). This is the central point. All the distances in Munich are measured from this column.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Marienplatz.



Marienplatz is the geographical centre of the city. The square is always full of persons.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Enjoy the sun, while it lasts.


Augustinerbräu

The sun brings people outside in everywhere: esplanades, gardens and streets. This picture was taken in Neuhauser Straße, the Munich's largest shopping street.

The Augustinerbräu was founded by Augustinian monks and was mentioned as early as 1328. The historic interior of the brewery hall is a fine and today rare example of the atmosphere of Munich restaurant pre-dating World War I. The brewery is divided into restaurant and beer hall, with a delightful beer garden.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Munich Beer Garden.

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Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935)
Munich Beer Garden
1884

The first Beer Gardens appeared in Germany. They were developed in Bavaria in the 19th century. Nowadays is very common to see people drinking pleasantly in the Beer Gardens of Munich.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

English Garden.

Munich.

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Good Afternoon.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

New surfing location.



I took this video in the Isar River. This is an authentic perpetual wave:)
Munich.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Along the Isar River!

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The beginning of the English Garden.
Munich

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Isar River!

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Gonna take a walk along the Isar river.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Welcome to Munich!

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This is the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian parliament. It stands on the right bank of the Isar River.

This is the start point of the new transcendental course:)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Citizen of the world!

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The Geographer

This male figure is endowed with intense energy. "Another Vermeer work, "The Astronomer" (posted on the right side), is commonly considered a pendant to "The Geographer". Considering these works as pendants offers an allegorical interpretation: the astronomer, student of the heavens, searches for spiritual guidance; the geographer, student of the earth, charts the proper course for temporal life."

Very long time ago I published the astronomer to ask for the next hop. At that time I was thinking in the sentence of Socrates: I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. I have been away during the last month and now I'm going to chart a new transcental course:)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

First day of Spring!

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Welcome to the season of growth!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The path of Transcendental knowledge!

I wish to express sincere appreciation to the Universities who have contributed to my background!

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I strongly recommend the New University of Lisbon (located in Portugal) and the University of Jyväskylä (located in Finland).

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The return to Portugal!

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Beautiful Nature!

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I was riding on bicycle along the frozen lake, the sun was shining and the temperature was -27º. I didn't feel my feet and my hands but I didn't care because I only wanted to see the beautiful nature.

Friday, January 20, 2006

The coldest temperature of my life!

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The temperature now is about -27º :)))