I took these photographs during a recent trip to Lisbon and I hope that I (just about) meet the goal of this week’s photo challenge!
The trip was most delightful and I was charmed by the city and the people of Lisbon- ‘Obrigada‘. The tiles seen above the picture above are also typical of Lisbon. This style of adorning the outside of buildings with patterned tiles apparently dates back to the Moors.
Graffiti is ubiquitous and transforms the surroundings with its passion and creativity.
This history of Lisbon is complex, as the cartoons above try to illuminate passers-by.
Pasteis de Belem is a famous sweet pastry that I understand was originally made by the monks of Jeronimos Monastery. We had some Pasteis de Belem, fresh out of the oven, and they were absolutely delicious-flaky pastry tarts filled with a delicious custard-they were gone before I could take a photograph.
I hope you enjoyed some of these sights around Lisbon.