Monday, May 21, 2018

Dressing Like a Queen and Her Court on Naboo

My thought looking at most of these gowns was "How did they survive under the lights?'

 I loved that the designer was unsatisfied with this gown, crumpled up the paper, realized he had to show George Lucas something, uncrumpled the paper, and the idea of the crumpled material was born.

I'd even settle for one of the simple handmaiden gowns.  Not sure how I would get anything done, but they sure look good.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20, 1969 Lisbon, Portugal

We spend the day shopping in Lisbon.  I bought my mother some linen placemats from Madeira.  They were off white with pink embroidery.  They may be in my garage sale pile or I may have already donated them.  After my mother passed away my sister gave them back to me.  Somewhere along the way my mother must have thrown them in the washing machine.  They shrunk and were more the size of a napkin.  I never used them.

The rest of the day was spent walking around the city and debating whether or not to go to St. George's Castle.  We didn't go.  This is what we missed.
By Massimo Catarinella [CC BY 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Typical me, I reported on the weather.  A jacket is necessary in the shade due to the chill and the wind.  Go in the sun and you roast and there is no breeze at all.

Tonight we board the train to go back to Madrid, pick up mail and take another train to Granada.  As you can see, if you travel by train at night, you do not have to pay for a hotel room.  Then again, do not plan to get a lot of sleep.

A pricey day with the linens, hotel and yesterday's tour totalling $33.12.

May the Force be with You Two

 The Emperor Palpatine - from your worst nightmare, lol
 Light sabers of Obi Wan Kenobi and the Emperor.
 Another view of the light saber battle.  Yeah, Charlie and I both want a lightsaber.
 Costumes for Luke Skywalker and the young Anakin Skywalker