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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

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Oriente (Lisbon) – down by the Tejo

 Looking northwards towards the Vasco da Gama Bridge

Cold windy day beside the Tejo at Oriente, especially when out of the sun but brilliantly clear light and blue skies. 

 The Haunting Ballad of the Lonesome Gull...
(above and below)

 Strollers with Vasco da Gama Bridge in background 

The Marina

 Empty spaces from the 1998  Expo site @Oriente


Representing fish scales on the Oriente Oceanário extension

 Magnus meets a friend 

 The balloon man



Carrie Jorgensen said...

On a blistery Sunday winter morning, it is easy to sense a desolate and abandoned aura about the Parque das Nações area, but compared to other ex-World Expo sites, like its predecesor in Seville, I am delighted to observe how successfully its been converted more than 15 years on, to a thriving, vibrant part of Lisbon.

Jim Budd said...

Carrie. I agree. There were lots of people strolling along by the river plus those running and cycling. The shopping centre was packed.

Also the very good Restaurant D'Bacalhau was very busy but there are a number of other restaurants and bars along by the Tejo that have closed. So it is some and some but is a vibrant part of Lisbon to visit.

See you soon. Jim