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england

tate 2

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another turner detail

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england

tate britain again

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a turner detail

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england

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Sketching in the stairs of Weston Library  (part of Bodleian) last month in a still EU member country. Oxford  voted against Brexit. There was a correlation between higher education and Remain vote. Less educated people and a man with very suspicious blond hair voted for Exit.

Pandora’s box is now open, let’s see what happens. Higher Education, Culture and Creative Industries probably will be highly penalized.

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england

oxford 2

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view from Bodleian window

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england

oxford

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a guide tour in Bodleian Library.

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england

london again

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Paddington Station waiting for a train to Oxford

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england

len masters 2

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england

Len Masters Championship

In 2005, I quit smoking. After almost a year of putting weight I decided to re-start doing some sport and chose swimming. After three years of solitary exercise, people in Clube Nacional de Natação invited me to their masters team (Masters are athletes from 25 to 85 that compete in 5 years’ categories for the best time in each event). The team was also starting and we did a few seasons of competitions. A year ago I heard that the masters european championships would be held in London, in Zaha Hadid’s Olympic swimming pool. I read about the required standard times and started to train in order to go. By December last year and January this year I had meet the standard times by a almost comfortable margin for 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly, and signed in for the championships that started on  25th May. My wife, younger daughter and mother-in-law came along for museums, attractions and site seeing “competitions”.

So along almost 10 000  other masters it started…lenlondon 3

 

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bunnies and chicks in Matosinhos market
bunnies and chicks in Matosinhos market
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daily life in the mid 2010's

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train movement phantoms, from porto to lisbon
train movement phantoms, from porto to lisbon