I thought I would take advantage of the good weather and give you a short tour of my city.
All of these photos were taken with my mobile, there is no filtering, cropping or editing in any way, what I shot is what you got.
So, let me take you through a couple of my favorite places in Lisbon. The top picture and the following two are called “Mãe d’Àgua”, this is where the old Lisbon aqueduct deposited the water for the city. It literally means Mother of Water.
Going down from here (there’s a lot of ups and downs in the city, loads of hills) we get to Avenida da Liberdade (Freedom Avenue) it’s a lovely, long avenue, filled with trees and shops and little kiosks to sit down and have a drink with some live music at certain hours of the day.
Leaving the Avenida, we get to Downtown Lisbon, which will cover the next set of pictures
I know the next one is not good but I wanted you to see the city castle overlooking it.
Fountains and statues, we have loads, it’s a great place to have a walk around. I have some friends from Southeast Asia that say that the sky in Lisbon is so blue it looks fake, maybe they have a point.
Going further down we get to the riverside (from where the first picture was taken, down to here is a 30 minute pleasant walk, totally worth it as I only shot some examples of what can be seen)
Yes, this is a little river beach, and the Atlantic ocean is right after the bridge, about 20 minutes by train or car.
I love this statue, and the “I couldn’t care less about you pigeons!” look of it.
And this was the last one for Friday afternoon as there were post-work drinks and general shenanigans with friends to be had.
On Saturday after lunch I went to the Belém area, my favorite in Lisbon and got these ones
This is the Belém Cultural Center. Museum, Concert Hall and other cultural stuff.
It also has a nice bar on the ground floor.
But I prefer the one on the top floor because of this view
Now to other stuff in this area, fountains, and monasteries and other monuments.
Oh yeah, again not a good picture, but in most parks in Lisbon you can get a glass of wine or a beer, gin and tonic, or whatever in kiosk like this.
And then just sit on the grass enjoy the sun and your drink (no need to hide it, you can drink it in plain sight on the street)
And you can have it looking at those views above, or stuff like this
Finally the monument to the fallen soldier, I love the clean lines of it
And that was it for today, there are more beautiful parts of Lisbon (and surroundings) that I will eventually show you, once I manage to visit them, and get some new shots. But I needed a nice glass of wine to finish my day.
Hope you enjoyed them, and come for a visit if you can!