Is it me, or is this article missing some critical information about US troops deploying to Egypt?
Although the video has the complete quote that was botched in the text, you still find yourself wondering what the troops are doing behind shields marked "police," and what policing they're going to be doing in Egypt, of all places. It's especially interesting in light of this article, which talks about rising tensions in Egypt as Islamists mass in Cairo.
Yesterday I got to do a little sketching in Sintra. This is a favorite view of mine, with one of the spectacular Raul Lino houses showing through the trees on the hillside.
You may already know that this is a place I like returning to; it was the subject of a large painting I did about two years ago:
When I finished that sketch, I turned around and did a quick one of the National Palace of Sintra which was just behind me as I was sketching the house on the hill.
Earlier that morning, Bica and I had a good walk on Guincho Beach. She made friends with a fisherman, and I asked him to take our picture:
On the way back from the beach, I finally had the chance to take a picture I've been wanting ever since I got my Land Rover: (Extra credit if you figured out that the house in the background, next to the Cascais Lighthouse, was also designed by Raul Lino.)