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Great macjake 2019-11-03 10:42

Hi John
great to see you!
I hope you have returned Gert's Time Machine, or maybe you used Stewie's Time Machine - but I hope not because something always goes wrong when he uses it hahahaha. Please tell me you're still watching Family Guy! So funny to see this open square as a parking lot compared to today, and I've been to Lisbon twice in the past 4 years, so trust me, I know! That second car from the left in the fg, where the man has the car door open...what car is that? compared to the other cars it looks a bit more of a luxury brand. so great to see this scene. and did you notice the colour difference too???? You didn't mention it in your note. The other major difference from then to today, is now that building in the bg is painted bright yellow instead of that greenish/blue in your shot. An easy 10 out of 10 for me

Old 11-03-2019, 06:59 PM
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Default To macjake: Ford Taunus........!

Hi Craig,

How ya doin'? I hope all is well with you and your family!

Thank you for your kind remarks about this picture - quite an oldie, eh? Actually, I was quite surprised how well my copy of the old slide came out - I didn't use a scanner - I used my macro lens and laid the slide on a little LED light box and it worked pretty well!

About the colours of the walls of the buildings across the square - yes, I did mention that in my note! The walls were painted a dull green/blue way back in 1965 but now they are a bright ochre or yellow - much nicer - and the place looks all cleaned up too - no-one is allowed to park there anymore!

I've done a wee bit of research about that car you mention - I'm pretty sure it's a German Ford Taunus from around 1962 or so. We very occasionally used to see them here in Britain but they were pretty rare. If you look at this picture and compare the bum of that car with the one in my photo, I think they're pretty much the same! See what you think. Oh, and they definitely weren't "executive" cars at all - just fairly basic Ford models.


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