Donkey Man of ALENTEJO

By: snowgood

Mar 20 2013

Category: Cars, Rural Community


Focal Length:45mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 20D

I’m still running through old photos from Portugal.

Here’s one of my favourites.

Driving the wacky Smart I attracted a fair bit of attention.

This chap was AMAZED and tried to strike up a conversation.

I can’t speak Portuguese, and he couldn’t speak English.

Somehow he explained he’d been to Paris,

and from that point on we chatted in schoolboy French.

His speech and expressions radiated warmth and enthusiasm.

Here’s a man who rides a donkey, but had recently flown to Paris,


7 comments on “Donkey Man of ALENTEJO”

  1. Thinking of another ‘man’ who road a donkey.

  2. You’ve stumped me on that one!

  3. I love the colours in the rock face behind him – reminds me of our outback.

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