Go figure. I’ve been to Óbidos hundreds …

Go figure. I’ve been to Óbidos hundreds of times, and never really tought about this…

US/Portugal culture: Fences and walls A recent article in the New York Times discusses the fate of a promenade along the edge of the sea cliffs in Newport, Rhode Island. The Cliff Walk, as it’s called, is lined in places by not-very-scenic chain link fencing, in order to protect people from going off the walk and hurting themselves. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl for the NYT) Naturally, accidents still happen. Accident victims want someone to take the blame and to compensate them. A recent … Read More

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  1. Luis Rull - June 27, 2010 @ 15:00

    I have been in that place in that castle in Óbidos, and I have climbed that wall… I did not felt unsafe. A similar public argument has taken place in Spain in the last week for the terrible accident in Casteldefells (Barcerlona) .

    Great thougths about personal responsability and freedom.

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