Protest or Film?

Only a few more days of my Portugal-Family vacation remain. Today I’m quickly checking in with a video I captured in the Bica, downtown Lisbon, over the weekend. What initially looked like a demonstration coming way, very quickly turns out to be a scene from a film being shot in my neighborhood.

Kind of shame, looked like it would have been a great protest.


  1. July 28, 2009

    Kind of sad when the best protests are actually staged. Hmmm…

  2. bicyclemark
    July 30, 2009

    true. movies make it all look so good though.

  3. August 12, 2009

    Hi BicycleMark!
    I guess you were just waking up, weren’t you? Have you seen any policemen and armed forces around the demo? No? So easily one guesses that it was a set up. I mean it because in Lisboa it is also required to organize a “spontaneous” peacefull demonstration with the authorities and to follow the police orders…
    On the other hand, if it was one of this weary Lisbon weekends, I would have gone deeper and comment you latest comment saying that: “isn’t it all a big movie what we are living in this world? Don’t we forge roles or rn away from roles prepared for us all the time?”.
    But once I am in Denmark, and not so weary like that (‘Need a chance! ‘Need an upgrade! ‘Need a move!) I will read this post and leave this message with a simple smile on my face.

  4. bicyclemark
    August 15, 2009

    thanks for the comment. I think.

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