Inspirations From Lisbon, Sintra, Porto

Inspirations From Lisbon, Sintra, Porto

I went to Portugal hoping to do some activities-canyoning, rafting, surfing and Blokarting,etc. However, when I arrived there 3 days ago, almost all the activities were closed since they said winter came too early this year and it’s too cold for some of the stuff. Well, portugal is still one of the best places in the world to travel- let’s start with all the inspirational photos and you will understand-

pena, Sintra portugal
monserrate, Sintra
castle in Sintra
inspiration from porto
inspiration from portugal
inspiration from porto-portugal
church in porto, portugal
bridge porto, portugal
port wine tasting, porto portugal
porto
porto, portugal
porto-portugal
tiles inspiration from porto
lisbon, Portugal
lisbon-portugal

And, I was told that the writer(J.K. Rowling) of Harry potter got her inspiration in Porto, anyone know anything about this? Well, I did see a lot of people dressing up in Cape and the train station in Porto is really awesome:) I also went to this book store called  Lello & Irmão! It did seems to me that it might be true although there’s still some debate about this. What do you think?

harry potter inspiration from porto

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  1. Wow! Amazing photos! So much beautiful history in the buildings! I would love to travel there as that’s where my shoes are made! LOL!

    Rebecca

  2. Dearest Tammy,
    You are a great photographer too! Love your views from Portugal. We’ve been there and LOVED the country. It has a special charm and the architecture is beautiful with great cathedrals where you find still the old pipe organs. We got a glimpse of a wedding at that time and would have loved to stay longer…
    What a lot of black capes are being worn there, that speaks volumes.
    Hugs to you and enjoy every part of the trip.
    Mariette

  3. haaa I don’t know??? I did read the books:) Love the photos!!!
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  4. Oh, wow, the architecture is stunning! Bummer that the activities were closed because of the cold weather, but it looks like there are plenty of other sites to see…
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  5. Wow the architecture is amazing! Love the beauty in that. Too bad about the activities, but I am sure you found other things to see and do, you seem like quite the explorer!
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  6. Never knew that, about Harry Potter, you learn something every day I guess 😀
    I always wanted to go to Portugal, you lucky girl!

  7. The place looks beautiful! I may go some day.
    I hope you’re having fun. I saw you made new friends already.
    Take care!
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  8. I’m a huge fan of Portugal! I’ve already been there a couple of time but I can’t get enough of it!
    Lisbon and Porto have such an amazing architecture and they are so alive that it’s a pleasure to be there 🙂 have you ever happened to be in Porto for the Sao Joao in summer? It’s the biggest party of the year because he’s the patron saint of the city! The atmosphere is fantastic!

  9. Antonella C'est moi says:

    wonderful lisboa!!kisses

  10. gh my wholly world, portugal is def on my wishlist now, its awesome ” beautiful” oh goodness. the picture are magical. The cape thing looks so uniform amd weird to me huh!? did u see the hair color aswell (shivering) they looked like worshippers on some stuffs lol.
    your post are so inspiring tammy, i grow everyday on ur blog.
    hugs+kisses

  11. oh my wholly world, portugal is def on my wishlist now, its awesome ” beautiful” oh goodness. the picture are magical. The cape thing looks so uniform amd weird to me huh!? did u see the hair color aswell (shivering) they looked like worshippers on some stuffs lol.
    your post are so inspiring tammy, i grow everyday on ur blog.
    hugs+kisses

  12. Hi Tammy! Hope you are fine:) You know I never visited Portugal, hope one day soon! You took stunning photos as usual so ask again the permission to pin!:P Btw, have a great day and take care! Lots of hugs and love! mwah:*

  13. Wonderful photos, Tammy!!!
    Have a good week! and my G+ for you…

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥
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  14. Wow it´s so beautiful there! I love the house with the purple windows! Amazing images!
    kisses chris

  15. I am enjoying Portugal through your photos. It is so colourful and artistic. Great photos Tammy!

    From what I read and from videos of J. K Rowling, she said her self that she dreamt of Harry Potter on a train ride from Scotland to London. J.K. Rowling was poor at that time, even on welfare. So I don’t know how Portugal got into that story.

    Have a fun trip and take care! Pamela 🙂
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    • Oh Pam,

      That’s why there’s a debate about this! I am not sure, but when I google harry potter with porto, it did said JK ROwling did worked as an english teacher in porto and got her inspiration from here!!..

  16. they soo look like they belong in a HP movie lol thats so cool!!!
    and Portugal is sooo beautiful! Too bad you couldnt enjoy some of the activities…

    Liz <3

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  17. wow! amazing!
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  18. Love those city’s that have a beautiful story and history behind! Beautiful pictures! Have a great day!
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  19. Amazing photos!!!
    Love the way you ever catch the most interesting and original details!
    xxx
    S

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  20. I adore your blog! I would love if we could follow each other….I now follow you with bloglovin and Facebook (couldn’t find your GFC!) I would love if you did the same for me 🙂

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  21. wow this is unbelievable! i want to go now so badly! i need to make some travel arrangements! thanks for sharing… im sure jk rowling did get her idea from porto 😀 Hugs from California! xx,
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  22. such an amazing photos. portugal is a one of the places i want to visit. as a big Harry Hotter fan i can say that, this is true. Joan Rowling started writing The phylosopher’s stone in Portugal. :)))
    enjoy!
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  23. Wow! These are some nics pics, i must confess. I have never been to Lisbon and as i can see, the place is magic.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

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  24. Amazing pics 😀 These places look stunning 😀
    xoxo

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  25. The photos are great. Now I want to go to Portugal too =) I can see how Rowling could very possibly get inspiration in Porto 😉 Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Tammy 😉

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  26. I have never been to portugal!! I hope to visit it soon!! I didn’t know about JK rowling!!

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  27. These buildings are quite amazing. The architecture for some of these is just breathtaking!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  28. those places look so fantastics <3<3
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  29. Wow!!!! I can´t belive you came here. Portugal is a such beautiful place, and you can actually find a story in every corner. I live in Portugal for more than a decade and I never had the chance to visit Porto
    Which place did you loved the most Sintra, Porto or Lisbon?

  30. I never been to Port, but looking these photos I hope to go there so soon!!
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  31. Amazing places! I wanna visit it so much!!!!!

  32. Wow! Look at the sky!

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  33. Hey Tammy, Your pictures are so inspiring! I whish I could have a glass of wine with you 🙂
    Let me know if you come in Paris: i’d be so happy to spend some time with you !
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  34. Beautiful pictures!!!
    The architecture and beauty in Portugal is amazing!!
    I will love to visit Portugal again soon!
    I can see you are having fun and meeting new people!
    Miss you too and wish you good luck as your journey continues dear, yes we should try and do the cooking someday!
    Love you!
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  35. You always take the best photos! It seems like I’m travelling with you!
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  36. Wow what a great post! I’ve never been to Portugal, your picuteres are stunning! Makes me definitely want to go there sometime! =)
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  37. Beautiful pictures as usual Tammy. I love that architecture, there seems to be Arabic influences? Portugal is not a very popular holiday choice here but I hear that it is beautiful and the food is good!
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  38. Amazing pictures dear. 🙂
    I am not sure why your posts are not updated on my dashboard, may be some technical issues. i will follow again.
    <3
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  39. Amazing photos. would love to visit too <3
    xo
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  40. Beautiful pictures. I love all the colors of the tiles. So pretty.
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  41. I very like your pictures! Beautiful inspirations, lot of colors, beauty, beautiful architecture! You are mistress of photography! 🙂
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  42. Wow beautiful photos! My parents are from there but I’ve never really seen the country! Must change this LOL! Your photos are heavenly, definitely a different and more beautiful side to this country I didn’t really knew existed Tammy!

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  43. I was in Porto some years ago and completely loved the city, I also was on the book store, is a fantastic place, did you visit Majestic Caffe? isn’t it great,
    loved your pictures.
    kisses
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  44. I had no idea that Harry Potter came from JKR’s portuguese inspiration.. that’s pretty cool!
    Your pictures are gorgeous as usual 😉 and Porto seems like a beautiful city !

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  45. Your photos are aleays stunning, I really look up to you and enjoy reading your post! You should be hired by a travel newspaper!
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  46. lol those people do look Harry Potter-ish!
    omg these photos are soooo beautiful (I probably say this on all your posts) love the architecture, all the colours & detailing! I MUST visit Portugal soon
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  47. Wonderful pictures, the place is beautiful 🙂
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  48. Wow beautiful photos Tammy, it looks like you’re having a blast!!
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  49. Hi there 😀
    Loved your post about portugal! I’m portuguese, and just to clear up the “cape” thing, it’s a tradition from portuguese universities. Each place has a different vest, and yes ideed, the vest from Oporto university is really similar to the Hogwarts one x) By september and may you can find a lot of people dressed like that because of the academic festevities.
    It’s really good to see that you loved this little country, great photos and wonderful website!

  50. Hi!
    I am Portuguese and a huge Harry Potter fan, and yes it is true J.K. Rowling took inspiration from Portuguese culture and Porto specially, since she lived there for a few years teaching english. even Salazar Slytherin was inspired in a Portuguese dictator, Oliveira Salazar. I find your post most refreshing. Portugal is in my opinion one of the European countries that is most undervalued, with an immensely rich culture and land ready to be explored. Thanks!