Saturday, November 25, 2006

Memories of Portugal

That's me, stood near the Belém Tower in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the Summer of 2003. September.

Minge as a shawn Rapunzel.

I loved the trams, old and new, but especially the old!

I've no idea where this is. Any ideas, Ric?

In the rooftop pool at our hotel in Lisbon. I thought it was terribly posh for an Ibis.

Phyllis thinks he looks young here.

Pena National Palace. It blew my mind. Sadly, the day we spent there was wet and misty, but it did seem quite fitting. It felt quite luxurious to mop up all that history, notwithstanding it having only been built in the nineteenth century.

Portugal was rich and filled the coffers of my mind.

As you can see, dear reader, I ate a lot in Portugal. All delicious.

After being stung by a Weaverfish, I refused to sit on the beach any longer. The pool was quite nice, though. An elderly lady, sitting near me, was quite entertaining. She was on holiday from London with her daughter and granddaughter. I thought she was quite the Bohemian, sat there, with her relatives, reading a book subtitled an erotic novel.

No fuckwits. Just a chubby (yet brown!) man and his beau in a beautiful country.


RIC said...

Thank you, Minge, for this wonderful surprise! I'm really touched...
In the first photo you're standing right there where I like to walk! This seems almost unbelievable...
Then you two look fabulous! Marvellous tan! I'm going to steal all these beautiful photos for a some post one of these days...
Next: Phyllis is in the Edward VII Park, quite nearby the centre.
Sintra is really great, but the weather is almost always like that, even in summer, due to the hills and the ocean.
Those fish - we call them spiderfish, literally - are a dreadful nuisance at our beaches... I'm sorry you had to go through that painful experience...
And our cuisine always pleases everybody... This is definitely not a country for diets...
Thank you so very much for this unexpected journey around my neighbourhood via Scotland!
Really nice!

Minge said...

Ric, thank you so much!

Moncrief Speaks said...

You look really cute in these photos, Minge!

Minge said...

It was a long time ago.