Jetzt muss ich erst mal zu meiner Mutter - morgen gibts noch einige von den Tausenden Fotos die ich geschossen habe.
Verhagelt hat es nur den Beginn der Reise - alle Autos flohen vor der "granita" - sowas hatte es natürlich seit Menschengedenken nicht gegeben - in den Parkplatz eines Supermarkts
all the cars in the area fled under the shelter of a Pingo doce supermarket from the hailstorm (the like of which people naturally had never seen before)
English version had to wait as my Mum came first after 5 days away in Portugal. Which is where I have been, this little break was not due to missing DSL, for a change. The idea was to have a photographic expedition with a photographer friend who is planning an exhibition to do with my sister, her work and her new environment which is in the heartland of megalithic stone country. Something like living between Avebury and Stonehenge, except noone seems to know about it. The expedition was hampered by severe rain and hailstorms (I now know the Portuguese word for hailstones - granitas!) and by the state of health of our photographer, she is recovering from a severe accident. But in between visits to stones, afternoon naps (she) and long walks and swims in the Alqueva lake we managed to eat some damn fine meals, eat natas and on our last day, Luisa showed me all the tourist highlights of Lisboa, giving me more of an idea of what's where. We even did the 28E tourist tram up and down and up again, ending in the 15 tram to Belem. I wanted to go and see the national treasure that is Pasteis de Belem, where those little custard tarts were invented. What a cake Disneyland that is! A few houses down the road, there is a simpler version of Bedlam, and the natas are probably better. More fotos to follow soon, I have a choice of a few hundred here..