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Voando sobre São Martinho (para o Pedro)

29 de Janeiro de 2005

On Friday night, I was supposed to go up to Chapitó with Sílvia, Alexandre, Claudia, Miguel and many others to celebrate Sílvia's new job (at Chapitó) at an 80s theme night. The arrangement was to meet up at 11pm, then take it from there. My mind was willing, but my body gave out on me. I was tired after a whole day of pointless meetings, then when I got back to the flat decided that I wanted to get some pictures of the Águas Livres acqueduct before it got too dark. My next port of call was to Alcântara's very own unofficial Benfica supporters club restaurant, where the staff, who are all Benfiquistas, are aware that my support of Celtic means that I have a perhaps irrational preference for Sporting (só por causa das suas camisas, pois). So some gently ribbing took place as they reminded me of the result of Wednesday's Lisbon derby (3-3 after extra time, Benfica winning 10-9 on penalties in what was, surprisingly for Portuguese club competition, an excellent game of football). Following my meal I went back to the flat and thought that I could lie down for an hour or so before heading over to Chapitó. I was vaguely aware of my mobile ringing at around 11.30... at 1.30am I got up and switched it off. I had a 9am flight, and I'm no longer able to stay up all night and go straight to the airport from the pub. I'm too old for that nowadays! So, Sílvia, Alexandre, Claudia and Miguel... I'm sorry I missed you all, but you know I'll be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, Sílvia, parabéns no teu novo trabalho, e desejo-te toda a sorte no mundo. The photograph is for Pedro Libório. I didn't have time to get up to São Martinho to visit him this time, but I did manage to pass overhead!

Over Portugal

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Guest 01-Feb-2005 21:35
Aqui està uma explêndida vista!
Dominic Kite01-Feb-2005 08:51
Great shot Stu!
claudia castelhano 01-Feb-2005 01:55
Amiguinho, espero que tenhas feito uma óptima Viagem!!!
A festa no chapitô não foi a mesma sem ti!
Acabei por ir mas não encontrei a Silvia nem o Alexandre :P Miss them too :(
São Martinho é lindo, ja tenho saudades de acordar por lá!

A foto está fantástica!
Até ao teu regresso
Pedro Libório30-Jan-2005 22:03
uauuuu meu caro, que linda vista que apanhaste aqui...está fantástica!!!
obrigado pelo presente e espero que a viagem tenha corrido bem!
um grande abraço e até um dia destes.
northstar3730-Jan-2005 20:15
Tsk, you can sleep when you're 90!
Guest 30-Jan-2005 18:36
Great aerial!
Coleen Perilloux Landry30-Jan-2005 16:42
Beautiful photos, especially from the air. Awwww, the spirit was willing but the body was weak, huh? Sorry you missed the party.
Guest 30-Jan-2005 16:36
Cool aerial pics Stu!
markvm30-Jan-2005 16:29
Really nice aerial images, Stewart.
Jude Marion30-Jan-2005 16:27
Gorgeous air photos, Stu!
Robin Reid30-Jan-2005 15:47
Stu.. dramatic aerial shots. Glad you made it home.
laine8230-Jan-2005 15:21
Ah, a familier view but from a differant angle. What a delightful fan shape bay that Pedro calls home.
Elaine (etfitz)30-Jan-2005 15:17
Great aerial view!
Leo Charette30-Jan-2005 13:00
Trouble staying up all night and then rising up again early? Oh yes, I know the feeling. Dang, and life used to be such fun :) Lovely shots Stu. This is a view I have never seen.
Zak30-Jan-2005 12:35
redbull gives you wings! nice birds-eye view shot!
Jim B30-Jan-2005 12:25
Beautiful. I can#t believe you got this from an airliner!