Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Around The World in 20 Memories - 2 : Spring In Lisbon


It is Spring 2000 and I am at another wonderful EU summit meeting, this time in Lisbon, Portugal. Back in those days the location of the six-monthly summit meetings used to rotate through all the Member States :  these days it is much more boring and they all take place in Brussels. The photograph shows the media centre (you can tell they are journalists, they are playing computer patience). Of course I didn't kill time whilst waiting for the final press briefing by playing card games on the computer, I escaped the building and caught a train down to the lovely seaside resort of Cascais. I remember walking on the beach in the Springtime sun giving thanks to Jean Monnet for coming up with the idea of a united Europe.

7 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

A united Europe. What a good idea. I wonder if it will ever take off....

Alan Burnett said...

CB : Cynic

Chairman Bill said...

Moi?

Note the French...

√ Honest Abe said...

Cool shot and informative.

Valerie said...

It looks terribly computerised. Of the two locations I'd plump for the seaside resort.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is an interesting meeting hall to place the press. It could be a train station the way that is is designed.

Michael and Hanne said...

Congratulations to Chairman Bill who apparently was paying attention in French Class about a hundred years ago...
Alan, we hope for memories from the seaside with you in your swimming costume on the next post!