Shelagh's Lens


Señoritas and Swans

… with a few dapper young men thrown in for good measure. I’d have guessed that these lovely young señoritas and their escorts were gathered for graduation photos, but the presence of the little girl in the centre of the…

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Birthday Party

Walking through a neighbourhood park a couple of weeks ago, we came across a family setting streamers around the perimeter of this structure. The day was perfect, the colours vivid, and the birthday boy – proudly turning five – was…

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Porto’s Festa de São João

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Portugal, you may want to plan your travels for June, since villages and cities there have patron saints whom they take great pleasure in honouring. The kind Portuguese are very welcoming of…

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