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"Old streets of Lisbon"
This is one of those comprising streets of Bairro Alto, where you can find the most popular restaurants and bars: here we can still enjoy the traditional plaintive songs, FADOS, amidst the heavy atmosphere of small, smoke-filled taverns where, with a bit of luck, one will witness the improvised participation of the audience in this art form, whose roots lie in the Middle Ages and which strives to reflect an atmosphere of nostalgic yerning, SAUDADE, the eternal passions of human existences! 
Sat 26 Jun 2004 14:42
scaner Epson
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apl apl #1 Sat 26 Jun 2004 14:43

Great perspective!

John Jarrell John Jarrell #2 Sat 26 Jun 2004 14:51

I think this is supurb...only thing I would do is tilt the photo about 2 degrees to the left.....nice work L

luquesio melo luquesio melo #5 Sat 26 Jun 2004 16:47

Do you mean photoshop work, Jonh?
Could you teach me how to do that? Honestly, I just don`t know...
Thanks a lot, kindest regards and a nice weekend to you and your family.

Valeria Strunnikova Valeria Strunnikova #3 Sat 26 Jun 2004 15:18

Very, very nice shot!!!

Natalia Norland Natalia Norland #4 Sat 26 Jun 2004 15:57

wonderful shot!

Andre Andre #6 Sat 26 Jun 2004 16:59

Dinamic composition Melo:).
Bem vista esta imagem;).

Grande abraco


chandru shahani chandru shahani #7 Sat 26 Jun 2004 17:11

The perspective works very well here.
You can feel almost how narrow the street is.

Fernando Dinis Fernando Dinis #8 Sat 26 Jun 2004 17:32

Excellent perspective and light control !!

yves ralim yves ralim #9 Sat 26 Jun 2004 17:45

Very nice perspective my friend and nice lighting.The atmosphere is very well catch.Saudade is here!

luquesio melo luquesio melo #30 mon 28 Jun 2004 04:16

Yves, le "FADO" est pour les Portugais ce que "Les Blues" sont pour les Noirs, ce que "Le Tango" est pour les Argentins ou ce que "Le Flamenco" est pour les Espagnols... Ce sont des genres musicaux qui ne se jouent pas, ils se vivent!!! SAUDADE is there. Thank you, my friend.

yves ralim yves ralim #46 Thu 1 Jul 2004 10:00

J`ai eu la chance il y a quelques annees, peu de temps avant sa mort, d`assister a un concert , d`Amalia Rodriguez. Elle etait venue chez des amis a elle, pres de Limoges et avait acceptй de chanter dans le cadre d`un festival local. C`йtait presque intime et bouleversant. Nous en avons garde un souvenir magnifique.
Amities Luquesio et excellente journee a toi. Yves

Princess Natasha Princess Natasha #10 Sat 26 Jun 2004 17:52

your notes are interesting Luquesio.
i have never been to a tavern or enjoyed any traditional songs while dining though have visited million times various restaurants.
lucky you.

Regina Lopes Regina Lopes #11 Sat 26 Jun 2004 18:04

Beautiful perspective and good exposition. Bom fim de semana. Jinhos.

KB KB #12 Sat 26 Jun 2004 18:17

I like this street...

HASSAN F. HASSAN F. #13 Sat 26 Jun 2004 18:24

Fantastic dynamic composition