Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: What Is Beautiful To Me? Lisboa…

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.

Beautiful and striking architecture ©2015 Regina Martins
Beautiful and striking architecture
©2015 Regina Martins

Number 38. Different and ubiquitous…definitely unique. Who lives there?

Different and ubiquitous...definitely unique ©2015 Regina Martins
Different and ubiquitous…definitely unique
©2015 Regina Martins

Narrow cobbled streets.

Narrow cobbled streest ©2015 Regina Martins
Narrow cobbled streets
©2015 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. The theme this week is “What is beautiful to you?

2 thoughts on “Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: What Is Beautiful To Me? Lisboa…”

    1. Thank you! The cobbled lanes in Lisbon are steep. Many of them, instead of pavements on each side, they have stairs 🙂
      It’s a city built on seven hills, each corner opens up a new vista.

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