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Vou me embora
Lisboa Stu

Vou me embora

28 de Janeiro de 2005

Friday, and thoughts are now turning to the journey home tomorrow. Today was a bit of a wasted day, as the long awaited meeting resolved nothing, since the only two people with the authority to make decisions decided not to bother coming. Perhaps I shouldn't have bothered either. Anyway, I suppose this is the way things work in Portugal... they just kind of rumble along until they hit a problem, then they stop until someone notices and decides to ask someone else to do something about it. The afternoon meeting was little better, as the person who has been causing us all sorts of heartache decided that, rather than just respond to the questions asked, they would much prefer to make a drama out of nothing at all. It was all I could do not to ask this person why they feel that my time and money is worth wasting just so that they can complain about having to make sure that the references to their article are complete and accurate, and why, when asked if they had actually read the publication guidelines before insisting on having this pointless meeting, they admitted that they hadn't. If it were up to me, I know where I would tell this person to stick their article. Unfortunately, however, it is not up to me. I can't wait to get back home.

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Jude Marion30-Jan-2005 06:46
This is wonderful!
Great comp!
I like the repetition of shapes in the building, and the ambiguity of the scale of the plane!
Very cool catch!
Gilles Navet30-Jan-2005 00:46
Va ba boom Stu !!
Terrific subject and a "strong" and "contrat" pic here
Blue sky and plane and building, impessive composition
Vote my friend
Adalberto Tiburzi29-Jan-2005 07:18
Boa viagem, buon viaggio, bon voyage, bueno viaje!
Dave (doon the road) 29-Jan-2005 04:30
W@W - Reminds me of 911 - there hasnt been a photo op like that for yonks - well the Tusami I suppose.
northstar3729-Jan-2005 00:56
No blue skies here fat the moment.
Guest 29-Jan-2005 00:39
Essa malta ai nunca estão apressados para tomarem algumas decisões..!
Boa viagem de volta à Escócia Stu.
Robin Reid29-Jan-2005 00:14
Hurry home, and have a good trip.
Ann LT29-Jan-2005 00:11
Great shot,Stu! You captured that plane at the perfect moment. Safe trip home!
Pedro Libório29-Jan-2005 00:06
I totally understand your words Stew...
nobody likes to take decisions, they prefer to leave them until the last minute and if someonelse resolves the problem that is perfect...and people love to make stupid meetings...Portugal indeed it is like that....
abraço meu caro, tenho pena que desta vez não tenhas tido tempo para nos visitar.
Dougie Robertson28-Jan-2005 23:34
You'll be on that plane tomorrow.
Great shot of a departing plane.
Gayle P. Clement28-Jan-2005 23:33
Have a safe trip!
Ian Clowes28-Jan-2005 22:45
Wes Armour28-Jan-2005 22:35
Very nice. The framing of the building is just right.
Guest 28-Jan-2005 22:00
Great picture!!! Reminds me of the guy that lived next to the airport, he kept getting planes flying about in his living room, so he phoned the Air Traffic Controllers to complain, they told him 'Well you shouldn't keep leaving your landing light on!!!!'

where's my jacket.... =oP
laine8228-Jan-2005 21:55
This photo certainly isn't a waste of's fantastic. Love the contrast between the building & sky.
markvm28-Jan-2005 21:07
Have a safe trip home!
Si Kirk28-Jan-2005 20:55
no day is a waste, nice photo
Zak28-Jan-2005 20:51
oh well, you'll be home(or nearly home) this time tomorrow :-)
jude28-Jan-2005 20:22
Really great image, Stu.. Perfect detail in every way..
Niall O'Shea28-Jan-2005 20:16
Stewart, this is bloody outstanding. Vote.
Coleen Perilloux Landry28-Jan-2005 20:13
Oh, I am sorry you had such a miserable time, but hopefully you got some nice pictures.