Remember the chap walking across the railway tracks from a few days ago? Here is something I saw in Aveiro. It was 2006, so would probably not be allowed nowadays, but as you can imagine, I’ve never forgotten this scene.
Last night was cards night. During the evening we stopped for a snack; chouriço cooked over alcohol with bread. Simply delicious.
The rose bush is approaching its ‘out of control’ phase. Soon it’ll need a trim, but in the meantime, this was too good to miss.
From the last post, an example of a half-built house and one that is nearly finished. Both houses were unfinished for 3-4 years, and then there was a flurry of work earlier this year. Seems to have stopped now though.
Like many Portuguese towns and villages, Oiã is a contradiction. There are old and new houses, blocks of flats alongside bungalows, and everywhere abandoned and derelict buildings. Some have been derelict for years, others have been left unfinished.
Partial as I am to old cars, I could not resist taking a photo of this old beetle.
Partial, as I am, to a little tilt:shift fakery, I could not resist this view from the Forum in Aveiro.
This is the classic view of Aveiro, taking in the canals and the boats, the famous brick factory – now the Council offices, and the striking Melia Ria Hotel (which I will always insist is a Borg cube).
It is not uncommon to see people walking along the railway lines in Portugal, or nipping across the tracks from one platform to another. That happens quite a lot in Oiã, where there is a two track line, one up and one down. But this was the first time I had spotted someone crossing theContinue reading “On the Tracks”
We were watching the news at lunchtime where a new form of protest was seen to be emerging. The Finance Minister, Vitor Gaspar, was at a university in Lisbon publicising his new book. Each time he opened his mouth to speak the audience, mainly students, burst into laughter. This is a far cry from justContinue reading “Cavaco Silva opens the new town hall in Oiã”