A friend of mine introduced me to Picasa just before I started my blog and for that I'm very grateful. It really is very useful for a blogger. I don't have Photoshop and I'm not very tech savvy so I began exploring the possibilities of Picasa slowly.
The other day I was trying to organise my photos on Picasa and I discovered a detail that had been eluding me.
I have to confess that there are days when I'm really focused and others when I feel scatterbrained. When I began my teaching career, a colleague of mine said the stress of the job meant we'd be a bit potty by the age of fifty. As I've passed that age and entered the menopause, I try to tell myself that being scatterbrained is natural and I've began trying to stay organised and write things down a lot so that I don't forget them. (I used to have the memory of an elephant.)
However, on some days there is a simple reason for not paying enough attention to some details. One such day was when I took photos in Alcácer do Sal, after a long drive. It was hot, I was tired, so I didn't SEE everything that was there and then wasted time looking for the information that I wanted on the net, without success.
Fortunately, this week I decided to organise my photos, fiddled with one particular photo I hadn't used on my blog post and hey presto! I can now reveal the names of the creators of that beautiful ceramic panel - and I have Picasa to thank for that!
At one end of that panel there is something that initially looked like graffiti to me... but it isn't.
|Amplified on Picasa|
I can finally say thank you to Rute Soares and Inês Coimbra, who did those magnificent drawings that were turned into "azulejo" at a factory called Mosaicos Ideal, located in Alcântara, Lisbon.
All I need now is to find out the date. Can anyone help?