Since Porto had -1°C we decided to stay in Lisbon for a couple of days. Perfect decision, nice and sunny weather. Yesterday I walked through the city for 5 hours … up and down the hills … seven hills exactly 🙂 But it’s worth while … Lisbon is a wonderful city.
Street Art in Lisbon
This piece was created in July of 2016 by the Italian artist Andrea Tarli. You can find it on Largo da Achada.
The Portuguese capital is now known as one of the cities in the world with the best street art, and some local artists like Vhils and Bordalo II have works all over the world. Vhils is known for carving faces on façades, while Bordalo II creates art from trash. Following the revolution of April 25, 1974 there was an explosion of political murals, and today artistic graffiti is even sponsored by the City Council, which created the Street Art Gallery by the iconic Glória Funicular.
A famous tram in Lisboa.
Fort of São Jorge at Oitavos
Merry Christmas from Portugal!
The Fort of São Jorge is located on the coastal highway EN 247, near the Oitavos dunes, in the parish and municipality of Cascais, Lisbon district, Portugal. It was one of a series of forts stretching from the Tower of Belem close to Lisbon to Cabo da Roca. It is now a museum.
The fort was erected during the Portuguese Restoration War with Spain. It was designed as shelter for a small garrison of a corporal, three gunners and 18 soldiers, positioned to prevent landings on the coast between Guincho beach and Guia beach and thus complement the defence of the River Tagus. It permitted crossfire with the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Guia and the Fort of São Brás de Sanxete at Cabo Raso. The fort was constructed under the direction of António Luís de Meneses, 1st Marquis of Marialva.
It was equipped with four cannons, complemented by covered bartizans in the corners and by a covered line for the musketeers.
Although the inscription under the Coat of Arms on the gate specifies the dates of beginning and completion respectively as May 4, 1642 and 1648, scholars believe that a more correct period would have been from 1641 to 1643.
Tram 28 …
Of course we walked the streets of Alfama. But Lisbon is a place full of tourists (you know the difference between a traveller and a tourist?) so I had to find a way to take a photo of the famous tram 28 without the people in it … I think I did quite well … Love this shot. This time – Fuji Xpro2 …
If you are a photographer and want a guide in Lisbon, contact Miguel, he knows all the places – highly recommended!
Happy skulls Lisbon
I haven’t made up my mind about Lisbon so far. It’s also called the city on the seven hills … this is something you have to love in 32°C … For sure there is some fantastic streetart in the area around the LX market. I highly recommend to go there when you are in Lisbon. It is a very young and lively place. Alfama is very touristy so this wasn’t for me … 🙂