“Wanderings in Lisbon”
Lisbon, Portugal. May 2019. (12 photos)
I stayed for 8 nights in Lisbon (Lisboa in Portuguese), using it as a base for making a few day trips in Portugal. In between eating pasteis de nata and drinking port, I found some time to go wandering and enjoy the Lisbon life.
To the left that’s the Praça do Comércio on the Tagus river. It’s the main plaza of Lisbon.
To be honest, before booking my flight to Lisbon, I couldn’t name anything in particular I wanted to see there. Friends told me to go to Belem, maybe ride a tram and wander around the Alfama, but didn’t name any particular landmark to visit. It seemed like Lisbon was more of an experience and lifestyle, and I was happy to go wandering Lisbon with that mindset.
“The E25 to Prazeres”
Got to love that afternoon glow.
I really liked what this view offered. One part of Lisbon glowing in the sun and another part decaying in shadow.
“On the streets of Lisbon”
There was no shortage of anything interesting to photograph whilst wandering Lisbon.
“Praça dos Restauradores”
“Somewhere in Belem”
The jacaranda trees were in full bloom in Lisbon.
“I think, but I do not exist”
This building once accommodated the stables of the Trindade Palace. The text was added later. René Descartes might have considered them to be fighting words.
“Golden brown, texture like sun”
That’s the Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) across the Tagus river. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966, and it was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. With a total length of 2,277 metres it is the 38th largest suspension bridge in the world. The name “25 de Abril” commemorates the Carnation Revolution.
“The Lisbon life”
A friend of mine told me the key to experiencing Lisbon is to find a nice spot to relax and enjoy the sunset.
I believe there is great wisdom in those words.
“Sunset on Lisbon”
Sunset, as seen from a rooftop bar. The music and cocktails were a perfect accompaniment to the view.
Needless to say, I was definitely enjoying the Lisbon life.
The next instalment of this series, The Lisbon life (2) is now online.
This is Part 6 of this photographic series and Part 3 of the posts about Portugal.