November 12, 2011

Lisbon...

Lisbon is the capital and largest as well as wealthiest city of Portugal.   The architecture is Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Traditional Portuguese, Modern and Post Modern.

Lisbon is surrounded by seven hills.   The heart of the city is the Baixa which is organized in a grid system with many one-way streets and a network of squares filled with monuments, fountains and statuary,  built after the 1755 earthquake which leveled a big part of the medieval town. 

There are many ways to see the city - by bus, tram, trolley, Metro, funicular, elevator and on foot, of course!

Looking down from one of the seven hills to the river Tagus which runs to the Atlantic Ocean.


No. 28 Trolley

Elevator

August Avenue - large pedestrian street leading towards the river


Discoveries Monument built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

We're looking forward to exploring more of the city today.

3 comments:

Ann's Art said...

Ah, Pat, it's lovely to see photos of Lisbon. We went there many years ago and in later years stopped off on a cruise and visited Expo98 (that shows how long ago our last visit was)!! Enjoy.

T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful to see that you are still enjoying such a splendid holiday. We just returned from Sri Lanka where many things did not go our way (I came home with a sprained ankle) but we still enjoyed our time as much as we could. wishing you all the best as you journey along. Tammy

nannykim said...

so beautiful!