Coimbra is a beatuiful city in the center of Portugal. It’s the epicenter of education as it is home to the Universidad De Portugeasa – The university of Portugal. Students travel from all over Portugal as well as from Brasil to study here.

It seemed like there was a strong resurgence of communism taking place within the student body. The Juventude Comunista Portuguesa had banners up everywhere.

The organ in the university’s chapel.

Defend that thesis well or parish.

“congresso transformar o sonho em vida” means ‘congress to transform the dream while still alive’.

I like this shot, with the dollar sign on the scroll.

If you travel in Portugal, bring a spare ankle or two, you’ll need replacements before the trip is over.

We had a great evening in this little tiny fado bar in Coimbra where we met a local student who was kind enough to introduce us to one of the fado singers.

Some greek Roman ruins we checked out outside of the city.

4 thoughts on “Coimbra

  1. Some greek ruins we checked out outside of the city.

    those are roman ruins @ coninbriga.

    best regards.

  2. “feel the communist period under Salazar was ‘Da Bomb’ and so they want to bring it back. ”

    amazing statement ideed. I can see how “americans” have such sense of humour. Or is just what wordly means? Or is just arrogance? How about the maoist period during the Reagan era?

    And, if you feel wonder/upset about eurocommunist propaganda display…it’s called freedom of speech. Sounds familiar to you?

  3. Aisaider Suarez – I agree with you, and I’m not upset about the student body expressing their political views. I joke about this because, in general Communism has been a complete failure throughout history. Portugal has been moving away from totalitarian leadership for years, so I just don’t understand why anybody would want to bring it back. Maybe you can comment on that? Explain why you feel Communism is better than say, Socialism? You speak of individual rights, yet you promote a political view that squashes those same rights in an effort to remain in power. I find that ironic.

    I never had the chance to sit and talk with a member of the Communist movement, something I regret. My statements here are simply assumptions based on what I saw through the camera lense. Overall I should point out that I hope you’re not offended by my joking around. Portugal is a beautiful country, and I would very much like to return and see and experience more of it.

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