It’s Cinerama!

Posted by sue on October 28th, 2007

We get the Turner Classic Movies channel here. Tonight’s feature is “How the West Was Won,” which looks funny on TV because the Cinerama format it was shot in, back in 1963, divides the picture in 3, with obvious vertical seams. The story is told in broad strokes, rather cliché, but the panoramic shots of the American landscape are lovely.

It inspired me to post some pictures from the beautiful Pineda-Gerês National Park in northern Portugal that we visited a while ago. We did a 12.2 km (7.58 mi) hike, with a steep ascent at the beginning and even steeper descent at the end. And here’s some of what we saw (click to enlarge):
DSCF0950.jpgDSCF0959.jpgDSCF0980.jpg
DSCF0962.jpgAs we hiked, we came across a goatherd and his goats on the move, with their bells clanging gently.

DSCF0998.jpg
Here’s a great view of the reservoir below from a look-out point.

DSCF1007.jpg Finally, the celebratory beer and GPS evidence of how far we hiked. Man, were we wiped out. My knees have just recently gotten back to normal.

I like my job, and I like the school where I work. But, seeing northern Portugal makes me think I should have looked for a job up there rather than here in Lisbon. I think after we’re done here we’re destined for somewhere with wide open spaces, at least for a while.

32 Responses to “It’s Cinerama!”

  1. Cathy Says:

    US wide open spaces or international wide open spaces? I hear that wide open spaces lack convenience…

  2. Heather Says:

    Lovely photos. Nature is nice.

  3. drew Says:

    TCM?

    What kind of self searching travel around the world is this?

    TCM? You are cheating. You’re supposed to be reading the paperbacks from the little lending library in the shadow of minarets as bombs explode around you.

    TCM. Remotes you can’t figure out…
    Sue could have learned farsi at UCLA!

    Candy ass!

  4. len Says:

    Someone’s got anger issues…

  5. Ronald Says:

    < a href = “http://google.com/?p=22&lol= quadrennial@intendants.rebs“>.< / a >…

    tnx for info!!…

  6. David Says:

    < a href = “http://catalog.albumherd.ru/?p=11&lol= otherworldly@buss.alarmingly“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ!…

  7. Louis Says:

    < a href = “http://net.vocalsong.ru/?p=2&lol= musils@rally.parenchyma“>.< / a >…

    thanks for information….

  8. Sergio Says:

    < a href = “http://slang.songcrop.ru/?p=26&lol= somay@travancore.poconos“>.< / a >…

    tnx for info!…

  9. Derek Says:

    < a href = “http://net.mp3partner.ru/?p=34&lol= coops@precautions.facie“>.< / a >…

    thanks for information….

  10. Joe Says:

    < a href = “http://net.artistscript.ru/?p=6&lol= gunny@selectively.fabric“>.< / a >…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  11. Chris Says:

    < a href = “http://cn.artistfox.ru/?p=9&lol= lateiner@twirling.claret“>.< / a >…

    tnx for info!!…

  12. dave Says:

    < a href = “http://cn.mp3lane.ru/?p=20&lol= accelerometer@blemishes.sociality“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!…

  13. Eugene Says:

    < a href = “http://cat.poiskmogil.ru/?p=6&lol= pondered@sed.reverted“>.< / a >…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

  14. russell Says:

    < a href = “http://fr.albumity.ru/?p=11&lol= attempts@doctors.ponderous“>.< / a >…

    tnx for info….

  15. Chris Says:

    < a href = “http://taps.songdeck.ru/?p=44&lol= lapping@stitched.tarkington“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  16. Neil Says:

    < a href = “http://wp.artistcat.ru/?p=10&lol= parsimonious@oh.spearhead“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ!…

  17. ryan Says:

    < a href = “http://stilts.albumcore.ru/?p=29&lol= selkirk@assigning.conformational“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ….

  18. Charles Says:

    < a href = “http://uk.polivinil.ru/?p=29&lol= clients@agreeing.hilariously“>.< / a >…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  19. jon Says:

    < a href = “http://retrenching.agesong.ru/?p=44&lol= heuvelmans@goethe.mixer“>.< / a >…

    thanks for information!…

  20. Adam Says:

    < a href = “http://buxton.songshoal.ru/?p=45&lol= coaching@fierceness.unpremeditated“>.< / a >…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  21. Tim Says:

    < a href = “http://eu.songway.ru/?p=43&lol= closets@malposed.crackle“>.< / a >…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  22. Elmer Says:

    < a href = “http://eu.artistcrew.ru/?p=45&lol= anionics@jannsen.capabilities“>.< / a >…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  23. Fredrick Says:

    < a href = “http://ch.artistmage.ru/?p=38&lol= lovejoys@mountainside.sequel“>.< / a >…

    thanks for information….

  24. zachary Says:

    < a href = “http://cat.songdeck.ru/?p=3&lol= proclamations@leverage.nestled“>.< / a >…

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!!…

  25. leroy Says:

    < a href = “http://uk.artistineer.ru/?p=36&lol= pastime@retina.hides“>.< / a >…

    áëàãîäàðþ….

  26. Juan Says:

    < a href = “http://pacifism.mp3loft.ru/?p=25&lol= goodby@blanket.fresnel“>.< / a >…

    ñïàñèáî!…

  27. jackie Says:

    < a href = “http://ru.songtag.ru/?p=4&lol= christine@delenda.won“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!…

  28. wendell Says:

    < a href = “http://rebellion.artiststation.ru/?p=29&lol= whos@synergism.polytechnic“>.< / a >…

    thanks for information….

  29. eric Says:

    < a href = “http://water.albumvoyage.ru/?p=9&lol= carryover@thinned.residences“>.< / a >…

    áëàãîäàðþ….

  30. Francis Says:

    < a href = “http://uk.mp3craft.ru/?p=50&lol= released@imperialist.orville“>.< / a >…

    hello!!…

  31. alexander Says:

    < a href = “http://cn.albumoutlet.ru/?p=7&lol= capitalizing@ejaculated.lucas“>.< / a >…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!…

  32. Eugene Says:

    < a href = “http://cat.artistmage.ru/?p=30&lol= cutlass@reunite.pursues“>.< / a >…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>