A lovely first day

Still no signs of the suitcase carrying those daily luxuries like deodorant or toothpaste, though. I’m surprising even myself at how resilient I am on this one. My tripod is in the case, too, so I’m having to limit some shots. I think I’ll see if someone will share today.

Here are 3 pictures. Detail of an arch for Shawn, and two photos from a Portuguese town on the coast.

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Comments

  1. On the arch: It’s a little hard to make out but it’s one of those gems that most people never notice. the building could use a good whitewash, but somehow it’s still charming in all it’s filth. Looks like some sort of floral pattern with fruit perhaps.

    On the second picture, it’s really lovely. May I use it as my desktop background?

  2. The third picture is breathtaking. What building is it?

  3. These are great pictures, Cindy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the second pic, the face on the little girl on the right is priceless, great timing on the snapshot!

    And… since we’re encouraged to keep the conversation going in CK’s absence, anyone read the paper today and see the article on Flessas? Any ounce of sympathy I had for him just went out the window. Will be interesting to see if he blogs on that topic!

  5. Since you don’t know the details of his situation, I doubt that he needs your sympathy or gives a hoot about how you feel. I don’t pile on a guy who’s obviously going through some tough times. I live very close to him and the idea of a B&B doesn’t bother me at all. He’s not talking about some giant commercial operation. It’s ludicrous for the moron Speaker to pile on when he’s the one commercializing every square inch of the city that he can. He’s the real loser in this article!

  6. If he does, I’m thinking he blames the Journal

  7. Can you link to it or explain it?

  8. LAST PHOTO IS BEYOND WORDS
    STAY SAFE !!

  9. Dave Frank says:

    I wonder if Bob will argue his arrest was not newsworthy?

  10. I was thinking the exact same thing about Flessas. I recall a Journal article a couple years back with a incident in a bar, a young female employee involved–for someone who’s short on bucks, seems to spend too much time in bars.
    I know his wife, who’s a nice person and I really feel sorry for her. From the tone of his blogs all along, I could peg this guy– a real hard case who is full of himself.
    He had been trying to sell his house for a couple years now, first at well over $ 1 million on his own buyhouse website. The home was assessed for less than half why he was trying to get. Now it comes out that he had a mortgage and a second mortgage for more than the house was worth. The asking price has also drifted downward as reality set in. Then he wants to make it a “bed and breakfast” (I can’t imagine a less gracious “host”.) Now it’s being foreclosed. The story just gets more dramatic everyday.
    I am rooting for his wife to get out from underneath all this. It just makes me wonder why some women fall for guys like this? I’d rather marry a carpenter of good character than a “professional” like this.

  11. I just read the most recent article. The only think I know for sure? Speaker may have signed a letter, but he sure as heck didn’t write it.

    It is a very sad story overall.

  12. IF YOU WANT TO GET A TASTE OF MOROCO WHERE CINDY IS, WATCH THEE TRAVEL CHANNEL TONIGHT, ANTHONY BOURDINE.

  13. CINDY’S LAST PICTURE MAKES FOR A WONDERFUL WALLPAPER OR BACKGROUND FOR YOUR COMPUTER.

  14. “those daily luxuries like deodorant”

    It’s OK, you’re in Europe. Hey!

    Beautiful pictures.

  15. ?

  16. And of course, you can use anything I put up. If the resolution is poor, we’ll deal with it when I get home.

  17. Lucky Lady says:

    The photos are great, Cindy. When I visit ancient cities, I am always amazed at the beautiful monuments that were built centuries ago. Then I wonder what happened to those cultures in modern times. So much of the modern city is filthy and falling apart. Structures are still standing after a millenium, but we’re not willing to protect and defend much younger structures in our own community.

  18. That’s ok Dan. The rest of Europe is here so it’s close enough.

  19. Sigh. I guess I took a stupid pill yesterday. And I’m usually geographically literate.

  20. LOL, it’s a good thing, Dan, I’d probably lose.