Having finally escaped Lisbon’s velvety clutches, the tour began in earnest about 30 km outside the city in Sintra. The Saturday holiday crowd was in full force in this popular daytrip town, with its castles and palaces. I was only interested in getting out of town, and with the help of a non-English speaker was… Read More Bike Tour, Day One: Sintra to Peniche
After having spent an extra 48 hours or so in Lisbon, and there are far worse places to spend an extra 48 hours, the bike tour is scheduled to finally, formally, officially and ceremoniously begin tomorrow morning at a small bike shop along the river in the Braço de Prata section of Eastern Lisbon. Tonight… Read More 2017 Bike Tour Rockin’ Eve: Really Getting Ready, Sorta
Stairwell at Campo Grande Station, near where Sporting Lisbon plays its home games. Did I mention these photos were taken by a non-professional? Stations near universities get more abstract and academic art. Probably my favorite so far. I don’t recall which station this is. Lack of photographic talent, and garish lighting, make… Read More Lisbon Metro Art 6.8.17
Having had the chance in the past few days to explore both the new 2nd Avenue line in New York City and quite a bit of the Lisbon Metro, here are a few ooh la la snaps for subway nerds like you and me. 2nd Ave. NYC Modern glass amid the brownstone at the current… Read More Subway Fashion Wars: NYC v. Lisbon
and here’s the early afternoon view before the light dimmed and the clouds rolled in from the Atlantic: And how about another one a bit to the right? P.S.: You might be astutely thinking/asking: Aren’t views like this only possible in really hilly situations? And might cycling be tough there?
I promise to never again use the acronym in the title above. As many readers know, Scot is heading out of the country for much of the Summer, kicking off a bicycle tour beginning in Portugal. I leave for Lisbon on the Jet Blue red-eye to JFK leaving midnight tonight. I’ll be posting here at BB… Read More Better Burque Flee the Country Trip (BBFtCT) 2017: Pre-boarding
Prologue: The “Revised MEMO” below is from Albuquerque Public Schools’ Associate Superintendent Lucinda Sanchez in response to recent inquiries as to how Gifted Education in The District may be “reorganized” due to both budget cutbacks and perceived best practices going forward. In an email reply to my inquiries on the subject, Ms. Sanchez passes along to,… Read More Update on APS “Reorganization” of Gifted Education: A 5.24.17 Memo