Thursday, January 27, 2011


Two days ago, I was out at lunch time, photographing things that I wanted to paint.  I walked along the coast of Oeiras, which is just next to where I work.
I took a picture of this fishing boat, and noticed something in the background.  It was the US Aircraft Carrier Enterprise, on her way into Lisbon Harbor.

She was accomanied by helicopters, which flew search patterns around her, and a screen of smaller vessels.
It was strange to see something so enormous in the presence of what have become familiar landmarks.
She was joined by 3 or 4 tug boats, that would help her maneuver up to the port in the Tagus river. These weren't exactly the kind of pictures I'd expected to take, but still, I was glad I happened to have my camera with me.

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