Tuesday, 12 October 2010

More photos from Portugal

Here's the view from the house I was staying in. Unfortunately, one week later it was raining like a monsoon and the roof was leaking. My clothes were damp, my money was damp, my book was damp... unbelievable humidity.
Here's a shot of one of the many granaries that can be seen all over northern Portugal. For some reason I have an unhealthy obsession with these espiguieros. Not sure what it is about these strange buildings but they are used to store corn and other foodstuffs through the winter. The strange platforms at the top of the stilts are there to stop rats and mice gaining entry to a free feast. Obviously, putting hospital food in the granaries would be another effective way of discouraging hungry rodents.


  1. I'm glad to hear that you are recuperating well. The hospital food may well put off the rats, but cattle would be queueing up to get at the 'salt lick'. From a recent article, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11501323 :
    A chicken tikka masala and rice served in a hospital, for example, was found to contain 14 times more salt (2.2g) and 8.5 times more saturated fat (6g) than a chicken and vegetable balti with rice, served in a school.

    Could this mean a return to form of the Demon Kvetcher? Best wishes, Zab.

  2. That place looks beautiful. I wish I could see it myself one day.