26 March, 2010

Rainha Do Fado

Rainha Do Fado, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

© Angela M. Lobefaro
Lisbon - Portugal

Amália da Piedade Rodrigues, GCSE, GCIH, (July 23, 1920 – October 6, 1999), also known as Amália Rodrigues (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈmaliɐ ʁuˈdɾiɡɨʃ]) was a Portuguese singer and also actress. Despite official documents which give her date of birth as July 23, Rodrigues always said her birthday was July 1, 1920 [1]. She was born in Lisbon, in the rua Martim Vaz (Martim Vaz Street), neighborhood of Pena. Her father was a trumpet player and cobbler from Fundão who returned there when Amália was just over a year old, leaving her to live in Lisbon with her maternal grandmother in a deeply Catholic environment until she was 14, when her parents returned to the capital and she moved back in with them.

She was known as the "Rainha do Fado" ("Queen of Fado") and was most influential in popularizing the fado worldwide. In fact, she was one of the most important figures in the genre’s development, and enjoyed a 40-year recording and stage career. Rodrigues' performances and choice of repertoire pushed fado’s boundaries and helped redefine it and reconfigure it for her and subsequent generations. In effect, Rodrigues wrote the rulebook on what fado could be and on how a female fadista — or fado singer — should perform it, to the extent that she remains an unsurpassable model and an unending source of repertoire for all those who came afterwards. Rodrigues enjoyed an extensive international career between the 1950s and the 1970s, although in an era where such efforts were not as easily quantified as today. Other well-known international fado artists such as Madredeus, Dulce Pontes and Mariza have come close, however.


25 March, 2010

Ruins of the Carmo Convent

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Ruins of the Carmo Convent
( Convento da Ordem do Carmo ) - Lisbon - Portugal

Qtpfsgui 1.9.3 tonemapping parameters:
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24 March, 2010

Beauty and The Beast

© Angela M. Lobefaro

a snapshot from a professional shooting in Bairro Alto

Lisbon - Portugal

On The Lisbon Waterfront

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Il porto di Lisbona con il ponte Alcantara visti dal Castel San George

Lisbon - Portugal

Lisbon Elevator

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Lisbon - Portugal

23 March, 2010

Six Degrees Of Separation

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Six degrees of separation (also referred to as the "Human Web") refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth. It was popularized by a play written by John Guare.


Oriente Station - Lisbon


Planet Rossio

Planet Rossio, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Rossio Square -Lisbon


High Culture or Culture from Above ?

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Oriente Station - Lisbon


22 March, 2010


Waiting..., originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Ruins of Monastery del Carmo - Lisbon - Portugal

Run Mom Run

Run Mom Run, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Oriental Station - Lisbon

16 March, 2010

Setting Course to Mars

© Angela M. Lobefaro

Valdengo, Piedmont Italy

14 March, 2010

What If The Aliens are Us ?

Some time looking at Man's structures one may notice some oddity...

Looking at old Things in New Ways

© Angela M. Lobefaro

RIcetto di Candelo
Ricetto (RECEPTUM)

Between the most meaningful and beautiful European Fortified Receptum.
Fortified construction built as village, building plan dated 1160 a.d.
built from the people of Candelo from 1300 till beginning of 1400 a.d.
Used as "Receptum" fortified village to hide, in was times, and as a food storage location in peace times.

These walls were constructed with stones from the local streams.

In this mediaeval village many movies have been filmed.
Candelo, Biella, Piedmont, Italy
5 km from where I live

Nel cuore della Biella medievale
Qui sono state girate per esempio le puntatate della "Freccia Nera" 1 e 2, e molti altri films.
I Ricetti, originali, in Italia sono molto rari, piu' info le forniro' in seguito con le altre foto...
comunque qui c'e' un link: www.atl.biella.it/arte/ricetto/ricetto.html

11 March, 2010

Flickr Stats & Couchdb

Flickrstats monthly search terms count

Flickrstats montly search terms distribution

Flickrstats monthly fields

Recently Flickr published the historical referrer data, and I fell in love with Couchdb, so making a long story short I've downloaded all the csv files from 2007 to 2010 and I put them into a database.

Now I'm wondering about which queries code first . Can you help me ?

I've made great findings digging into what people search when stumble on my stream.


Angela & Max

03 March, 2010

Wave Couch

Wave Couch, originally uploaded by ! . © Angela Lobefaro . !.

©Angela M. Lobefaro

Playing on the beach in Ko Chang - Thailand

please: DO NOT Download or use my photos without my written permission.

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