Water Tower, Oiã

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As in America, all over Portugal towns have a water tower. I should start to record these and as a start here is the tower for Oiã …

Vespa, Aveiro

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During our day in Aveiro last week we saw this Vespa. Mopeds are a common form of transport in Portugal and some of them are in beautiful condition.

Allotments, Carris Portugal

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I was out photographing the allotments behind our house in Carris and spotted this chap at work. Before I could take a candid shot, he hailed me and asked me to take his photograph. Only too happy to oblige.

Aguas Boas, Portugal

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We were out taking a walk around Águas Boas and saw these trees. I thought I would have some fun with PhotoShop.

Health and Safety

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Remember the chap walking across the railway tracks from a few days ago? Here is something I saw in Aveiro. It was 2006, so would probably not be allowed nowadays, but as you can imagine, I’ve never forgotten this scene.

A Light Snack

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Last night was cards night. During the evening we stopped for a snack; chouriço cooked over alcohol with bread. Simply delicious.

Roses are Red

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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.

Unfinished Houses

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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.

Central Oiã

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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.