Last night was cards night. During the evening we stopped for a snack; chouriço cooked over alcohol with bread. Simply delicious.
The rose bush is approaching its ‘out of control’ phase. Soon it’ll need a trim, but in the meantime, this was too good to miss.
From the last post, an example of a half-built house and one that is nearly finished. Both houses were unfinished for 3-4 years, and then there was a flurry of work earlier this year. Seems to have stopped now though.
Like many Portuguese towns and villages, Oiã is a contradiction. There are old and new houses, blocks of flats alongside bungalows, and everywhere abandoned and derelict buildings. Some have been derelict for years, others have been left unfinished.
Partial as I am to old cars, I could not resist taking a photo of this old beetle.
Partial, as I am, to a little tilt:shift fakery, I could not resist this view from the Forum in Aveiro.
This is the classic view of Aveiro, taking in the canals and the boats, the famous brick factory – now the Council offices, and the striking Melia Ria Hotel (which I will always insist is a Borg cube).
It is not uncommon to see people walking along the railway lines in Portugal, or nipping across the tracks from one platform to another. That happens quite a lot in Oiã, where there is a two track line, one up and one down. But this was the first time I had spotted someone crossing the lines at Aveiro. A couple of minutes after this picture was taken, the high-speed train from Braga came through the station. Of course the most unfortunate thing I saw (or the funniest, depending on your point of view) is when a woman opened the door on the wrong side of the train and fell onto the track.