Thursday, September 22, 2011

Praça D. João I
(a.k.a. The Stamp Collector)


Street Shooters (III)


This is Thomas Leuthard, one of my favorite street photographers, from Zug, Switzerland.



He has published two books on street photography which I have read a number of times:

  • Going Candid.
  • Colecting Souls.

Great thing is he published them for free. Yes, I said free:



Get them both here: http://www.85mm.ch/Book/Books.html

His website is http://www.85mm.ch/. You can also reach him here, here, here or here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ponte da Arrábida
(G.D. Civibral vs. Associação Desportiva de Pesca de Massarelos)


Trivia (XII)

You know you've hit rock bottom when you find yourself emailing this gentleman in Israel trying to get cross camera DNG profiles for your equipment.

Many thanks Tal Ninio!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 4)



Today the 'Mini-Titanic' docks at Estaleiro do Ouro, an old abandoned shipyard on the right bank of the river, which owes its name to the shipments of gold arriving from Africa and Brazil during the times of the Portuguese Empire.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 3)


Goa named his boat "The mini-Titanic". He likes to spend his Sundays repairing it - a boat always needs some repair - or else cleaning it.

Like the Titanic, the 'Mini' once sunk and spent some time under water, but was eventually salvaged and is now in fairly decent shape.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 2)


In the following year he left Goa, but by then the Suez was closed (someone said an accident had happened but the probable cause was Operation Kadesh and the Suez Crisis that followed) and he had to come back by the far longer passage south of Africa around the Cape of Good Hope.

He ended up visiting Mozambique and Angola in a long, beautiful, journey back home.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Estaleiro do Ouro (Goa and the mini-Titanic, 1)


















Mr. Alfama got his nickname 'Goa' in 1956 when he went to combat in the former Portuguese overseas territory of India with the same name.

His Army battalion was sent by vessel through the Suez Canal and got there late September that year. He particulary enjoyed the food, the women and the Basilica of Bom Jesus.

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Trivia (XI)

A special Hi for those who arrived here today looking for «Gerard Castello-Lopes», «MILFs in Porto» and «Kasparov Autographs». You are all refined gentlemen of exquisite taste and impeccable judgement.