I missed spending time in Portugal this year and the yearning has been strong. I love nothing better than to walk through the historical streets of Lisbon.
These are beautiful in their contrasts – ancient and modern buildings side by side. Whitewashed walls and defacing graffiti. The young people and the not-so-young people.
Whichever way I look at it, it’s vibrant, full of movement with interesting things around each corner. No matter how well I get to know it each year, it surprises me with new delightful discoveries each time.
I love it that there are cafes and restaurants all over the place. Any possible weight gain from the rich delicious pastries is counteracted by the amount of walking I love to do.
You see, in South Africa we drive everywhere. Distances are greater and the situation is aggravated by general lack of personal safety when walking somewhere. It’s a different world. So, in Lisbon, I feel free to walk the city streets.
Beautiful and striking architecture.
Number 38. Different and ubiquitous…definitely unique. Who lives there?
Narrow cobbled streets.
Entered in Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. The theme this week is “What is beautiful to you?“