A fonte no Rossio

Boy, but it was hot today, the kind of hot that makes it difficult to even think about doing anything more than sit under the shade in a pavement cafe. So that's exactly what I did. Before that, however, I went into the city centre to buy a few things that I will need for the coming fortnight. When I got off the tram, I was amazed to see the Earth from Above exhibition in the Praça do Comércio. I remember watching a documentary about this exhibition on BBC a couple of weeks ago, and thinking that I would love to see it, and cursing my luck for living in a provincial city that is always bypassed by these exhibitions. Well, it's going to be in Lisbon until the 30th, so I will be able to have another good look before I come home. After perusing the exhibition for a while, I arranged to meet my friend Silvia for lunch. After lunch we went for a stroll around the centre of Lisbon, while she looked for a birthday present for a friend. We talked about arrangements for the weekend, and I told her that I would like to go to São Martinho do Porto - which is quite near her parents' house. Went for a walk, taking photographs, and being offered hashish, sun glasses and cameras from the dodgy looking geezers who prowl the centre of Lisbon preying on unsuspecting tourists. Eventually got back to the flat and spoke to Linda and Liam for a while before going out for something to eat in one of the cheap restaurants that are ten-a-penny in this part of Lisbon. I watched the highlights of the Celtic v. Barcelona game, and can only say that Celtic contributed to their own demise. Celtic's goal was excellent, but I can only say that our defenders must have thought Larsson was still a Celtic player, the way they passed the ball to him in the penalty area. That said, I don't think I've ever seen a player so upset at scoring - he looked as if he was about to burst into tears... A bit like the other 60,000 Celtic supporters in the stadium!!!


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