Just in case you've been in a cave for the last day or so, here's a video of the Yellow Duckmarine going down in Liverpool's Albert Dock yesterday. Given there were more than 30 people on it, it seems miraculous no one drowned.
If you're au fait with English politics,you'll know who Nigel Farage is and what damage he's causing to the Tory party right now. In an article on him in this month's Prospect magazine, I was intrigued by this comment on the British character. Non Brits may disagree. Especially one down in Portugal - The characteristic that best defines the British people is that they have the finest bullshit detectors in the world. Go to any gathering in Britain - in a pie factory or in a palace, in Brixton or Brixham - the one character trait that we most admire and celebrate is a person’s ability to inhabit their character as proudly and directly and amusingly as possible. It’s the contortions we cannot abide. I guess400 years of democracy have brought us to this point. Or 800, if you count Magna Carta.
Finally . . . Senseless graffiti is the bane of Pontevedra. On the other hand, the good stuff is admirable. And here are some of the latter:-
And here's Pontevedra's oldest building, and the only one showing Moorish influence.
And a nice pharmacy.
And a funny little chapel entrance - no longer used - squeezed between two large modernish buildings.