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Great emka 2018-02-17 12:47

Hello Gert, Nice three oldies from Porto. I wonder what they were building in the WS? I tried to find the view from other WS in Google map. Baixo street is close to Ribeira but it is too narrow to be shown. Strange to see the woman with the heavy burden on the head. Maybe now when there are more Africans one can see it more often. I was in 2006 and I had the same impression from Porto . One can probably still find similar views. But the main picture is the best thanks to this sign. This makes it very interesting.
I wonder what would be your impressions if you visited Poland in 1984. It was very difficult time. The average month salary was less than 30 USD. But the main problem was that it was difficult to buy anything. We had coupons for most things: milk, meat, sugar, butter, rice, shoes, gas, flour, soup, washing powder, even toilet paper. But even with the coupons there were very long queues. I suppose it was worse situation than in Portugal.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Old 02-17-2018, 08:22 PM
holmertz holmertz is offline
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Thank you Malgo,
Maybe that woman with the boxes on her head had grown up in Africa and learned from the locals. Thousands of Portuguese left Africa when the colonies were independent. Probably they had different habits from the "real" Portuguese.
If I could return to 1984 I would gladly apply for a visa to go to Poland to see what it was like. I was in Hungary in 1969 and East Germany in 1970, but I think those were slightly better days than the stagnation of the 1980's.
Have a nice Sunday,
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