First Impressions of Lisbon

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When we arrived in Lisbon at 4 pm, it was 26°C, a welcome change from Paris. We walked from our home exchange on the western tip of Barrio Alto down to the Tagus and back to get a feel of the city. Here are my first impressions. Very dilapidated. Many outdoor cafés. Some stunning views. Tiles (azulejos) everywhere. Very strong light. A steep climb back home!

I love these half shutters and tiles

I love these half shutters and tiles

One of many outdoor cafés - there were three or four in this park alone

One of many outdoor cafés – there were three or four in this park alone

I love the sudden views you come across

Fountain on the left, view of the Tagus in the background and bougainvillea on the right

The contrast between sun and shade was striking

The contrast between sun and shade is striking and the view of the city grandiose

The bougainvillea is everywhere and reminds me of North Queensland where it blooms in winter

The bougainvillea is everywhere and reminds me of North Queensland where it blooms in winter

This stunning view of the castle was just after the bougainvillea

This sweeping view of the castle was just after the bougainvillea

There are two fountains in this very large square but only one is working

There are two fountains in this very large square but only one was working when we visited

Commerce Square fronting onto the Tagus River

Commerce Square fronting onto the Tagus River

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