Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Walking, trains, buses, trams .... it must be Lisbon today

And did I mention tiles. 

Portugal - a city spread over hills with furniculars, trams and elevators to help cross town.  New and old and very old.  Much destroyed in 1754 earthquake and tsunami in the central area - rebuilt with much glamor. 

Many homes covered with painted ceramic tile - azulejos inside and out.

Has had many glory days - today still hurting from global recession. 

We experienced summer heat, garbage strike, and being offered a multitude of drugs on the street - but as the weather cooled off - the Lisbon charm took over as we wandered from neighborhood to neighberhood.

Tonight we head to hear Fado - bluesy type music specific to Portugal and central to Lisbon.

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