Out in the fields, photographing the flowers, I managed to sneak upon this beauty.
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Water Tower, Oiã
During our day in Aveiro last week we saw this Vespa. Mopeds are a common form of transport in Portugal and some of them are in beautiful condition.
Allotments, Carris Portugal
I was out photographing the allotments in Carris and spotted this chap at work. Before I could take a candid shot, he hailed me and asked to take his photograph. Only too happy to oblige.
It’s Not Unusual…
Actually it is… In London there would be helicopters flying over all of the time, mainly police, but in Oiã anything other than a jet flying over at 35,000ft is something to go out and see. In this case we think the ‘copter was photographing the area, notice the large camera housing on the side.
Aguas Boas, Portugal
Health and Safety
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.
A Light Snack
Last night was cards night. During the evening we stopped for a snack; chouriço cooked over alcohol with bread. Simply delicious.
Roses are Red
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.
Derelict Car, Oiã
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.
Tourism Classic From 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).
On the Tracks
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”
Cavaco Silva opens the new town hall in Oiã
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”
Feira Medieval in Oliveira do Bairro