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Great suhan 2007-06-25 7:13

Gkyzn siz mi boyadınız:-) şakaydı...
輟k gzel renk tonları ve 輟k 輟k hoş bir gece fotoğrafı... uygun zamana denk getirilmiş olması byk incelik.
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:30 PM
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Hi Blent,
Thank you for your critique. I am glad you liked it, I was hoping you did.
It's a bit out of context, but did you know that the current director of the library is a Physics professor like yourself? I haven't the pleasure and honour to know him personally, but I admire him much, as he is a very talented communicator and writer (and I guess a scientist also, considering his CV). It's another not so common example of a scientist whose interests go well beyond the scope of his area of work and with a true gift for communication, much like a Turkish friend of mine that lives in the US. :D
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:02 AM
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Jos,

Very kind remarks, thank you. Yesterday I watched a very good travelogue on television on Portugal. Among other, it showed Porta on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. In 1985 on a cruise called "Wine Country Cruise" our ship went from South Hampton to the Burgundy Coast in France, down to Porta, then through the Straits of Gibralatar to Lisbon. Disembarkation took place in Barcelona.
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:05 AM
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Dear Blent,

I don't feel very comfortable being undiplomatic with you twice the same day, but I am confident that you won't take it badly.
I think that you mean "Porto" or "Oporto", like the English speakers sometimes call them, and not "Porta". You were referring to the city of genuine Port wine, right?

Actually, Port wine isn't produced near Porto, but much up the river Douro, that meets the sea in that town. People from that region sometimes get angry when one talks about Port wine and they ask us "Don't you know Porto? If so, did you see any vineyards nearby?". That region is one of the more beautiful in Portugal and it's classified by Unesco as World Heritage.

Incidentally, the region of Porto produces a kind of wine that is unique to the North West part of Portugal - "vinho verde" (literally green wine, but the green meaning immature), which is produced with immature grapes, making it a bit acid.

There is another error in your description of your trip, maybe you involuntarily switched the order of the words on the phrase: if you came from UK, you had to pass Lisbon before the Gibraltar.

I wouldn't point you these trivialities if I didn't think that you are the kind of person that values much the accuracy.

Regards, Jos.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:16 PM
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Hi Jos,
My thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, my embarrassment in having mistakes pointed out nonexistent! Thanks for the information, both about Porto and port wine, and about the order of the ports. I knew about the order of Lisbon and the Straits of Gibraltar.
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