The graphic attached adds establishments and facilities in and around the Smith sighting.
As in a previous post, the Smith sighting is a pink square, labelled S. All of the red dots are no go zones for an abductor on foot, as they are all pubs or restaurants that were known to be active on 3rd May 2007, according to statements in the PJ files.
The graphic has a traffic light system for an abductor. Red is no go. Amber is caution. Green is OK to proceed. I am using white to denote a known establishment, but where I cannot tell what was happening at the time (or even if the place was in operation in May 2007).
Amber is going to feature prominently. It means I think the establishment was in place, I think it was open on 3rd May around the hour that Madeleine disappeared, but I cannot be sure. It means it should have been functioning, but I cannot be certain.
Take, for example, The Lime Tree restaurant. Its working hours say it should have been open. It did not have a day off on Thursdays. It was definitely there on 3rd May 2007. However, small places will close temporarily for a variety of reasons, so while The Lime Tree should have been open, I cannot prove definitively that it was. Hence, it gets amber.
Rua 25 de Abril – green i.e. abductor on foot is good to go –
O Celeiro supermarket (opening hours do not fit the Smith sighting)
Rua 25 de Abril – amber i.e. caution –
Barclays Bank 24hr ATM
Clive’s cocktail bar
Royal Garden Chinese restaurant
The Lime Tree restaurant
The Cave bar (rear entrance)
Espírito Santo bank 24hr ATM
Rua 25 de Abril – white i.e. unknown –
The Snug Bar
Volau Pizza and Pasta (mainly take-away)
Maxim’s bar (possibly closed for good)
Rua Calheta – green –
Look steak restaurant (it hadn’t been built in May 2007)
Rua Calheta – amber –
Fernando’s bar aka Cafè Calheta
The Bull bar and restaurant
If you take a look at the graphic and simply focus on the reds and ambers, you should already be concluding that Luz was far from ‘closed’ when Madeleine disappeared.
I need to add around the same number of lights again to give a proper picture of what was happening that night.
The bottom line is already clear. Luz was, that night, shining as bright as any Xmas tree!