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A fonte no Rossio

15 de Setembro de 2004

Boy, but it was hot today, the kind of hot that makes it difficult to even think about doing anything more than sit under the shade in a pavement cafe. So that's exactly what I did. Before that, however, I went into the city centre to buy a few things that I will need for the coming fortnight. When I got off the tram, I was amazed to see the Earth from Above exhibition in the Praça do Comércio. I remember watching a documentary about this exhibition on BBC a couple of weeks ago, and thinking that I would love to see it, and cursing my luck for living in a provincial city that is always bypassed by these exhibitions. Well, it's going to be in Lisbon until the 30th, so I will be able to have another good look before I come home. After perusing the exhibition for a while, I arranged to meet my friend Síliva for lunch. After lunch we went for a stroll around the centre of Lisbon, while she looked for a birthday present for a friend. We talked about arrangements for the weekend, and I told her that I would like to go to São Martinho do Porto - which is quite near her parents' house. Went for a walk, taking photographs, and being offered hashish, sun glasses and cameras from the looking geezers who prowl the centre of Lisbon preying on unsuspecting tourists. Eventually got back to the flat and spoke to Linda and Liam for a while before going out for something to eat in one of the cheap restaurants that are ten-a-penny in this part of Lisbon. I watched the highlights of the Celtic v. Barcelona game, and can only say that Celtic contributed to their own demise. Celtic's goal was excellent, but I can only say that our defenders must have thought Larsson was still a Celtic player, the way they passed the ball to him in the penalty area. That said, I don't think I've ever seen a player so upset at scoring - he looked as if he was about to burst into tears... A bit like the other 60,000 Celtic supporters in the stadium!!!

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Jude Marion21-Sep-2004 20:26
Stu, this is GORGEOUS! I love the water drops falling on the left side of the image .. they look like confetti! Beautiful fountain and surrounding buildings! Really nice comp!
Linda Alstead20-Sep-2004 20:47
oh but wow - isn't the stadium a wonderful experience - I love Spanish and Italian grounds - not that the Spurs get there often!!!!!
Guest 16-Sep-2004 21:03
Oh I caught those photos at the Natural History Museum. That one of the abandoned town near Chernobyl is amazing. Heck, they all are. Rangers lost too :)
Zak16-Sep-2004 15:38
northstar3716-Sep-2004 10:14
No hose pipe bans there though!
Argishti Khachik16-Sep-2004 09:17
Excellent shot Stu. I love it.
very well done!
Dominic Kite16-Sep-2004 08:16
Nice. Looks and sounds warmer than it was in Aberdeen yesterday!
Gayle P. Clement16-Sep-2004 04:15
Very nice composition. A beautiful building with the fountain to add even more interest.
jypsee16-Sep-2004 02:43
Fabuous fountain photo....
Gavin16-Sep-2004 00:17
Nice Stewart
Enjoy the heat while you can, it will be freezing by the time you get home ;)
Guest 16-Sep-2004 00:06
Nice composition.
Herb 15-Sep-2004 22:46
Nice fountain, enjoy the heat.
laine8215-Sep-2004 22:42
Great capture of the water. Lovely looking buildings too. Ummm Stu, sorry, but it was hotter at my place yesterday than Lisbon :>)
Larry Ahern15-Sep-2004 22:23
Beautiful fountain!
Melanie15-Sep-2004 22:19
This looks like someplace I'd want to be on a HOT day. But then, I'd be IN the water! LOL
Guest 15-Sep-2004 22:04
looks brilliant over there, Hearts are over to S.C. Braga in two weeks but I can't go booo!! As much as I really really want to, I think the locks would be changed on my return =(