I should write words and tell you what we did and saw in Lisbon. But today I just want to share some pictures of pretty things and our pretty faces. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is absolutely beautiful. We visited in late June and were happy to have a sunny escape from Bonn. At the time, Bonn was having a rainy and cloudy period that just didn’t feel like summer! Harumph!
The architectural influences of the many cultures who ever touched the city are fascinating and very apparent in Lisbon – the Romans, various Germanic peoples, the Moors…etc, etc, etc. You name it, they probably had an influence and were involved with trade through Lisbon (as it was an important seaport for trade between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean).
I loved it. Here are some snapshots of Day One. We got in around late afternoon and just wanted to wander. So wander we did.
These flowers! The river views! Swoon.
In this square, Praça do Comércio, the city placed a huge screen for viewing EuroCup matches. It was such a great experience watching (well peeking between shoulders for me) a Portugal match there. The crowd was getting pretty rowdy, so we watched the first half then moved on. The square is right on the Tagus River and the entry point into the city from the water.
Day Two to come later. And believe me…it’s good. There’s some sunset sailing involved.