Sunday, May 17, 2009

A quick lunch at the marina

Oeiras Marina

26 comments:

cieldequimper said...

You've just made me hungry and thirsty all over again!

Dina said...

Were you the first customer?
Where is everyone? :)

Virginia said...

Thanks for the luncheon invitation JM. What shall we order (besides wine?)!

B Squared said...

A lovely setting. I always thought the fork was turned down in Europe.

Tanya said...

Looks wonderful! What did you have?

brattcat said...

This looks like a place to have a long, leisurely lunch. Don't eat too fast!

Jarart said...

Lunch with a view! Excellent!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat beat me to the exact comment that I intended to leave. This looks like a setting for a leisurely lunch, not a quick lunch. A quick lunch is fast food.

By the way, a major cultural difference between the USA and Europe (as well as other parts of the world) is that in the USA, except in a few ultra fine dining restaurants, the meals are served more quickly and the check is brought to the table promptly after the last service. The restaurant and waiter want to turn the table. In Europe and elsewhere it seems that you often have to ask for the check, otherwise they will leave you sitting there on the assumption that you want to continue talking.

Sharon said...

I love scenes like this; all the tables neatly set and waiting for customers.

joo said...

Perfect place for lazy Sunday lunch:)

Lois said...

Nice place!

Jacob said...

Your photographic skills continually amaze me, JM. This is such a hard shot to get right with all that backlight, but you did it perfectly.

I'd like to join you for lunch, if you don't mind?

Might take me a week or two to get there, though.

;-)

Cristóbal said...

It seems to be a great place to dine in summer nights.

It seems to be that Chile follows what Dave said about Europe. Here you have to make signs to the waiter in order to get the check.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia querido amigo!
Maravilhoso e ensolarado domingo de outono por aqui! Adoro dias ensolarados de outono!!!
Levei um susto lendo rapido o titulo do seu post,porque vi o nome da minha filhota "Marina" ! :-)Lindo nome não é mesmo!?

Depois conta como estava o cardapio e que vinho foi servido okay!
Abraços do Brasil
Léia

Jim said...

Looks like a quick fancy lunch. Happy eating.

Joy said...

I love lunches at the marina. Gives me a great appetite.

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That is the chicken said...

Great shot JM...I love the composition. Lots of glass and sparkles make this a very light-feeling photo.

henny said...

If it was me, it wouldn't be quick at all :).

willow said...

Wait! Don't start without me!

gogouci said...

Wonderful image.. beautifully captured!!! Title says it all.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so inviting. a glass of white wine with fish and delicious bread.

magiceye said...

seems a lovely place to spend some time!

Per Stromsjo said...

Jacob is right, this is technically a very good shot in spite of the backlight.

So, what were they serving?

Joan Elizabeth said...

You've taken me there. I just want to read the menu, eat slowly and take in the view.

Babooshka said...

That looks like the perfect place to wind down.

Marie-Noyale said...

I know of worst places for a quick lunch!!
and we don't even get to see the view!!