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614. Untypical Portuguese.... hailstones!
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614. Untypical Portuguese.... hailstones!

19 de Fevereiro de 2006

The promise of a day of sunshine that the early morning blue skies offered proved to be nothing more than mere wishful thinking. Ten minutes after looking out the window and seeing a glimpse of the sun behind some soft white clouds and the skies had greyed over and the hail had begun to fall. Strange weather we are having here on the western extremes of the Iberian peninsula - a few weeks back there was snow in Évora, which is an event practically unheard of. Anyway, back to Lisbon and its foul weather. We were not going to let a little bit of hail spoil our day and force us to remain indoors. In any event, I had to get my mobile phone reactivated, so I had to get to a Vodaphone shop post haste. We braved the weather all the way from the front door of the house to the front doors of the car, and from there, safely ensconsed in our air conditioned comfort, we made our way through the pouring rain to the underground car park of the wholly covered Amoreiras shopping centre, where I was able to do the necessary on the communications front. A short drive up to Estrela, and off we went on our walk through the city, in the rain. When we got back to the flat, I found out that Celtic had just won 8-1 - so I watched the goals on the internet (check here if you want to see them - I recommend Maloney's), then had a glass of port to celebrate!

Nikon D70 ,Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG ASP DF
1/100s f/9.0 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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Mark Rutter23-Mar-2006 22:10
So much going on here
Vipin Mayer23-Mar-2006 12:08
nice to read the story, and a wonderful capture, the sepia toned colours and the whole scene in the rain makes this image excellent, wonderful capture Stewart.
Jose Canovas24-Feb-2006 22:22
I like stories in the shots. Nice aside beautiful one.
Martha Albuquerque24-Feb-2006 16:52
lindissima! votada!

obrigada pela visita e comentario na minha foto da lapa, rj!
seu trabalho é fantastico. estaras agora nos meus favoritos e voltarei aqui para curtir tudo bem devagarinho!

martha albuquerque
Ray :)22-Feb-2006 22:44
This brings back fond memories of my short break here. A beautiful city, punctuated by the trams that I love, especially those that go up the narrow streets. Oh, we had hail here (21st).
Beautiful, but also humourus shot.
Dominic Kite21-Feb-2006 13:36
Outstanding my friend, that tram with the streetlight behind it looks as though it's a relic from a bygone era, without the cars, and a touch of sepia this would be pure timetravel! Vote.
bela4521-Feb-2006 12:51
What a nice change from scottish weather But the difference, our wonderful Electricos!
Love to have you here:-)
Chris Sofopoulos21-Feb-2006 11:28
Fantastic warm light and a beautiful city moment!
Luís Pereira20-Feb-2006 21:32
Great picture Stu!
The light is just perfect.
Rene Hales20-Feb-2006 14:38
Such a wonderful almost timeless fee to this image. I like the composition and the muted colors. Lovely--Rene
SRW20-Feb-2006 01:16
Wonderful capture of changing light...
(and it's so great to have the blog back...)!
Lori Rolfe19-Feb-2006 23:51
great shot.... love the look of life as it is somewhere else
Coleen Perilloux Landry19-Feb-2006 23:20
This is a lovely street scene; the colors are wonderful and old world. Hail, huh? If we do not go back and take off all that stuff we put on the moon we will continue to have stranger and stranger weather.
Zak19-Feb-2006 21:40
nice piece of parking by the VW!