Lisbon

Lisbon pictures. The capital of Portugal with a beautiful downtown full of crumbling old buildings.

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Birdcages hanging outside are a common sight in Lisbon's labyrinthine Alfama district

The Alfama district of Lisbon

Stray peacock

These excellent cakes are a Portuguese speciality

Dancing - bar in the Sao Jose neighbourhood (near the Bairro Alto)

Discarded

Door

The Fillet (O Filete) eatery

Locals at a fishmonger filled with dried Bacalhau (codfish), one of Portugal's most-beloved food

Locals

Old yellow funicular

Up

Afternoon

Hams

Lisbon

Jamaica

Portuguese and Spanish are very similar in writing (though the pronunciation's very different); The text means 'Silence. This place is sacred. We are praying'

Ginja, a sour cherry liquor popular in Portugal

Er...

Mailboxes in an old Lisbon house

Manhole cover

Local meats

Aged

Ascending the stairs to the Bairro Alto neighborhood, which is completely dead during the day, but comes alive at night with bars and restaurants open until late

'No More Lies' - judging by the (English- and Portuguese-language) graffiti in Lisbon, there's a lot of anger directed at authorities in Portugal

Friday night

Waiting

Pastéis (cakes)

Down

In May 2010 the city was full of anti-capitalist propaganda

The Bairro Alto ('high district'), located on top of a hill with great views over Lisbon's downtown

Public transport

Outside

Closed - no dogs

Seafood is plenty in Portugal, with codfish (Bacalhau) being one of the most typical ingredients

A modern hotel staircase

Tourism

Yay!

In our experience young people used to a flat terrain climb Lisbon's hills about as fast as local 70-year-olds - living here must be good for your health (though not necessarily for the joints)

Steps on a steep Lisbon hillside

Bus stop

Under Lisbon's Castle (Castelo)

Preparing for a feast

Terrace overlooking the old town

'This receipt must be presented in the case of an anomaly', says the public transport receipt

Blue tiles with cows

Colorful tiles (azulejos) cover many houses in Lisbon

Azulejos (blue tiles) depicting farm life on the walls of a cafe

Funicular in the Bairro Alto

Dark night

Lisbon's old trams (streetcars) are a unique experience as they creak along winding and narrow lanes

Tramsurfers

Bicycles, tricycles

An unusual mode of transport

Up to the Bairro Alto

Exceptionally whole 'Vigor' milk

Downtown Lisbon

Fake windows

Angels

Advertising Uruguayan film director Juan Pablo Rebella's movie Whisky

The 80s? (Santa Justa neighborhood, Lisbon)


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