Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lisbon, Portugal - the Exquisite Tiles of Portugal

Examples of the characteristic tiles of Portugal.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lisbon, Portugal - Views from the Castle and Walking the Streets

There an ancient castle that sits on the hill overlooking Lisbon. It can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. We took a cable car to the top and walked through the old streets that still have occupied apartments and hundreds of people living within its walls. Other photos include street scenes in Lisbon itself. (As always, Click the photos for a better look).

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lisbon, Portugal - Photos of this Glorious but Faded Beauty

We had the good fortune of visiting Lisbon, Portugal in March. It was a dream of Bernard's so I went along and was glad I did. The people are warm and friendly, the city a faded glory, the tiles exquisite, and the food and liquors quite good. The only negative was that I was pickpocketed on the tram. They took my wallet but unbelievably the police emailed me the night before we left that the wallet had been found and the only thing missing was the money. My documents (which gave me the right to live in France as well as my drivers license, etc) were still in the wallet. I was VERY lucky. So if you plan a trip to Lisbon, be sure to keep your wallet in the front of you and hold it tight when in crowds or public transportation.

This post begins a series of photos of Lisbon and the neighboring towns of Sintra and Belem.

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