Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Some images of Lisbon including Contra Campo and a Finkus' cap

 An old TV van parked or abandoned near Principe Real

View from Graça across to Amoreiras  

 Blue house over there yonder – Central Lisbon 

 View towards Botanical Gardens and Rato

 Floral house in the Alfama 

São Vicente de Fora

 Man in market by São Vicente de Fora (above and below)

His Master's Voice 

 RIIA or RITA in need of repair – Alfama
 Rua do Loureiro, Alfama

 Restaurante Morgadinha de Alfama (friendly, good value and French spoken)

 Restaurante Morgadinha de Alfama: menu 

 The singing fish, Alfama

Steps in the Alfama 

Greve Geral 

Demonstration near Rossio

Finkus' cap displayed in hat shop on Rossio Square in Central Lisbon

Reflections in a bookshop – Campo de Ourique 

Bookshop in Campo de Ourique


On Les 5 du Vin Alexandre Truffer is our third Saturday guest. He explores the origins of the grape variety Humagne here


Luc Charlier said...

Grrrr. I envy you, Senhor Budd, if you’re actually there. Lisboa is one of the cities I prefer, and I haven’t been there for a decade. I keep promising Christine we’ll spend our next holiday in Portugal. (Problem is, we haven’t had holidays for 7 years now.)
The Alfama district was very much in need of renovation and I suppose the job has progressed since then. Do people still resort to public baths and showers, as they usually did ?

Jim Budd said...

Luc. Senhor Budd is certainly in Lisbon.

Luc Charlier said...

You know what?
There this wee Portuguese grocer’s in Perpignan. I toddle straight off to treat Christine & myself to a few – deep-frozen – pasteis de nata!

Jim Budd said...

Bonne idée, Luc. I will content myself with a couple of fresh pasteis de Bélem tomorrow.