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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