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Lisbon Burning

Twenty-five years ago, in the pre-dawn of August 25, 1988, a fire started in downtown Lisbon's Carmo Street and quickly spread to Garrett Street and others, destroying a total of 18 buildings of the Chiado. Two people were killed, and 73 were injured (60 of them firemen). Between 200 and 300 people lost their homes. Several of the historical shops were lost. In terms of the extent of the city affected and number of destroyed buildings, the Chiado fire is considered the worst disaster to strike the city since the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. A rebuilding project directed by Portuguese architect Siza Vieira has, to a great extent, returned the area to its former glory. The exterior look of the buildings were restored, while the interiors have been completely renovated. [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Aug 25, 2013 - 2 comments

Steadicam Inventor Honored

American cinematographer Garrett Brown to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the invention of the Steadicam (previously).
posted by switcheroo on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 comments

Surf's Way Up

Garrett McNamara surfs a 90-foot wave in Nazare, Portugal -- a world record.
posted by chavenet on Nov 10, 2011 - 11 comments

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Remember Thief? When Looking Glass Studios originally released Thief: The Dark Project in 1998, it broke new ground by combining a first-person shooter with stealth-oriented gameplay. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Oct 15, 2008 - 125 comments

Jesse

Jesse gives good quotes about weblogs to Minnesota Public Radio.
posted by mathowie on Mar 16, 2000 - 4 comments

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