Tuesday, 11 March 2008

SMW-3 - Norden 1998

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After a SMW-3 Technical Working Group meeting in Norden in 1998, all the delegates were presented by Deutsche Telekom, now T-Systems, with a boat trip in the North Sea, taking care with the local tide predictions. Later, we had the surprising pleasure to see us in the local newspaper.

Some photos on the boat trip, with a fishing session and lunch aboard.

The meeting place close to the sea.
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Monday, 10 March 2008

SMW-3 - New York 1998

SMW-3 Cable System meeting family photo in Sep 1998, in Sheraton Hotel in New York, before boarding the Skyline Princess,

where we had the oficial dinner while cruising Hudson River. A very nice evening.

Every time I have been in New York, I reserved the last morning, to cross this bridge starting from Brooklin metro station to City Hall Park. It is a must.

Some other photos (scanned) from New York in Sep. 1998.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Columbus-III - Madrid 1998

Dinning after a Columbus-III RET meeting in Nov 1998, in Madrid, hosted by Telefonica.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

ATLANTIS-2 - Rio de Janeiro 1998

Eduardo (Cabo Verde) and me, after Atlantis-2 Cable System meeting in June 1998, in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by Embratel, in Hotel Rio Atlantica in front of Copacabana beach.
Views from Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar).
A colonial style building in Rio de Janeiro.
Niterói City Hall - Niterói is a city, founded on November 22, 1573, and a county in the state of Rio de Janeiro. We took the ferry to go there and return by bus via Rio-Niteroi bridge, which is about 14.5 km long.
Botafogo's beach is within Guanabara Bay, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Urca peninsula and Sugarloaf Mountain. (Pão de Açúcar).
One of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro, the Teatro Municipal, a replic of Paris Opera, was founded in July 1909.

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. The statue stands 39.6 metres weighs 700 tons, and is located at the peak of the 700 m (2,296 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

Friday, 7 March 2008

SMW-3 - Bremen 1998

After a SMW-3 TWG meeting in Norden in April 1998, before taking the flight back to Lisbon, there were almost three free hours in Bremen, enough to make a very short touristic tour in the center and take some photos. A place to return one day.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

SMW-3 - Brighton 1998

With Mamiliano Rosa in front of Royal Pavilion, during a SMW-3 Restoration Exercise Team (RET) Meeting in Brighton, in October 1998, hosted by British Telecom.

The Black Lion pub is a nice place to have a Guinness or two.

The Druid's Head is the reputedly oldest pub in Brighton.

The winding streets of The Lanes formed the original fishing village of Brighton. Now this small area is famous for antique shops, restaurants, bistros and pubs.

The Royal Pavilion is an Indian-inspired palace.

A view of Brighton's seafront during Summer.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

CLPP - Washington 1998

Union General John A. "Black Jack" Logan statue.

Alfred B. Mullet's Old executive Office Building.
Pennsylvania Avenue during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inauguration parade on January 20, 1941.

Navy Memorial in Market Square on Pennsylvania Avenue left side.

Union Station.

After a CLPP meeting in Washington, in October 1998, hosted by AT&T. This meeting was very short of photos, although Washington has a lot of nice places to visit and photograph as Georgetown University, Park and Barnes&Noble buildings, Lincoln Memorial, Old Post Office Building, Lybrary of Congress, Capitol Hill, Air and Space Museum and others.

The Capitol at the enf of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Two photos of Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials taken during early morning jogging before the meeting start.

Union Station.

White House.

Some postcards from Washington.