Circumstances, beyond our control, detained me and the captain here in Lisbon and what a beautiful experience it has opened up for us. I had not heard that much about Lisbon, Portugal before I arrived, so the slate of my perception was clean and open for the beautiful palette of Lisbon to paint it’s magic. The people, architecture and culture of this beautiful city is something to share with everyone. Though there are some “hickups” in things taking longer to happen here, there are many relaxing and inspiring qualities to uplift the spirit.
One of my favorite interests to discover when I go to a new city is its architecture. Europe is known for its interesting historical architecture, but Lisbon excels in both the new and the old.
As one can see, historically many statues and tiles were used in artistic design elements. While visiting many of these old estates I also saw some very amusing tile art. Some common scenes where also shown.
Lisbon also features much street art (almost everywhere you look) and modern (sometimes very strange looking) buildings.
Fado is a style of music that comes from the struggling cultures of Portugal and is a bit mournful and lively at the same time. It speaks of strife but with a powerful rhythm and strength.
If one loves art there are many museums to visit but many interesting sculptures, statues and other outdoor pieces of art can be encountered just around a corner.
There are so many sights to see in Lisbon, as well as any kind of restaurant one could want, but Lisbon is especially a beautiful city to wander around and view the artistic expressions of the past and those of the present. Lisbon is also the home of St. Anthony of Padua (Lisbon), and his picture is seen in many places especially in the “old quarter”.
I will continue to discover new hidden places and enjoy wondering her many neighborhoods and pathways. Hopefully you will get a chance to enjoy lovely Lisbon yourself one day.
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