Here is my entry for this week’s photo challenge, taken in Lisbon a while ago. Hard to believe it was December. I really like this city, and its bridge. If someone tells me to go back there, I will… 😉
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Again, some Lisbon street pictures. It was December, although it quite looks like summer.
Long time since last post! As I said, I’ve had some busy period of time in the past weeks. Now that I’m back at home, I will try to post more often. I’m working on editing and processing almost 400 pictures I took during my visit to Salt Lake City. Hint: look at my twitter feed in my menu… 😉
Here you have a few more pictures taken in Lisbon. These are from Tagus riverside. There is a really long walk from Belen, where you can see the Discoveries Monument, to the harbour just down Alfama, where that gigantic ship was waiting for tourists. Midway in between you can sit and watch the sunset in front of the Praça de Comerço. This was in December, but it didn’t feel like that at all.
I miss Lisbon.
I still have a few pictures left from my trip to Lisbon in December. This is in Praça dos Restauradores, where you can see this monument with two statues at each side, one symbolizes Independence and the other Victory. Not sure which one I took the picture of, but I like those two concepts.
As I said, you need to walk a lot if visiting Lisbon. You can do a stop in some terraces called miradouros, and rest a bit. The views, if the weather is good and the air clear, are amazing. The first picture was taken from Igreja de Graça. There is a small coffee there, and waiting for the sunset is a really nice plan to end the day.
The second one was here, at Largo Santa Luzia, another quite popular sight-seeing point. This time the new thing was that ship full of tourists, quite possibly taking pictures of Lisbon. I wonder how many of them were on that boat. From here, exhausted, I went back home. Walking.
Another picture from Lisbon.
You can walk from the 25 of April bridge to here. It will take a bit, but this monument is a quite spectacular thing to look at. A good amount of Portugal’s discovery history is represented here also. I used an electric tram for the return, something that I completely recommend, if you want to make the most of your visit.
Four men with a reflection of the river Tagus, in Lisbon, at their back.
Some pictures of Alfama, in Lisbon, from my quick weekend trip. Prepare to walk a lot if you want to visit this area of the city. The uphill and narrow cobbled streets make the visit difficult but enjoyable anyway. The best way I found to orient myself was going up all the time. At some points there are miradouros which are perfect for a stop and a coffee. The views from those are breath taking, literally. At the end of the day, when I felt a bit lost, instead of trying google maps on my mobile, I just asked someone for directions. I know it sounds silly, but it was also a way for me to try my almost forgotten Portuguese skills.
25th of April bridge in Lisbon, last Sunday.
I went there for a quick family visit, just for the weekend. I lived almost four years in this area , more than twenty years ago. I have many fond memories of this place, and seeing those old streets again brought them back vividly. The weather was great, sunny, a bit chilly at times, but good enough to walk for hours. I also took pictures in Alfama, Alcantara and Cascais. I will post some of them shortly.