Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Capital

     One advantage of the approaching winter in the northern hemisphere is that you do not have to be an 'early bird' to enjoy the sunrise. The current clear weather is giving great spectacles of light at both ends of the day.
     The Vasco da Gama Bridge spans the Tagus River with a total length of 17.2 km. It was in full light by the time we passed under it on on our way into Lisbon.

      Old and new architecture not only rub shoulders in this capital capital city, they actually run into each other. The city sights, Cascais, Sintra and a fado show were all enjoyed.
     After dinner, a  fun test of things learnt on the voyage, led by quizmaster Frieda, was held in the Observation Lounge.   Somehow the two judges managed to keep a straight face through the laughter.