domingo, 17 de setembro de 2006

Seductive details of Lisbon...

Like Rome, Lisbon rests upon seven hills. This one is where Saint George's Castle stands. On the slope you see one of the most typical, ancient boroughs of the city – the Castle Slope…
… And when the sun is setting you can enjoy this unique scenery…
As you can imagine travelling about in Lisbon is not so easy: up you go, and down you go, and up you go again… This is one of the lifts that make us feel much better whenever we have to face climbing and sliding around… (Aren't you tired already?)
Oh yes! Ever since the beginning of the 20.th century they hardly stop going everywhere in town, our little yellow ones. Depending on the country, names abound; we call them «electric cars» (obvious, huh?), and they've almost always been yellow – a Lisbon's trade mark.

… And now, what about a cool glass of water? Nice, huh? This is a detail of the aqueduct that brought water in reasonable quantity to the heart of Lisbon from the 18.th century onwards. Today it's a landmark, a very elegant monument.

Did you enjoy your virtual journey? I do hope so and wish you all the best for a real visit to Lisbon!

16 comentários:

Joel disse...

You just keep on tempting us!? lol

Because of you it's on my list of places to visit.

Have a nice day!?

Have fun!?

RIC disse...

Because of me?! Or because of Lisbon itself?
Okay, I agree, I'm tempting you as far as I show you «seductive» details of the city. But haven't you all been asking for more?...
You too, Joel, have a wonderful day and amuse yourself! :-)

Shadow disse...

Gosto tanto dos «amarelinhos»! Mais um delicioso passeio, embora virtual, por Lisboa.

Bom Domingo para ti :-)

RIC disse...

Passeio é passeio...
Bom Domingo para ti também!

Joel disse...

What was this BTW?!

"Between us only Poland"

Gumby disse...

As always, I love seeing your photos of your city!

RIC disse...

It's for you to find out, dear Joel! But I'll give you a hint though: this week I became a contributor to a collective blog... (Haven't you read my latest posts yet?!) The answer is on that blog...

RIC disse...

Hello Gumby!
Thanks a lot! The answer is easy: the more you like them, the happier I get!
Wish you all the best!

Rian disse...

Ric, nice pictures of your Lisbon. The "electric cars" look very similar our old "Stadtbahn". Unfortunately they've replaced all old cars by new ones. But I liked the old cars, they were cool. And the Stadtbahn is also yellow. :-)

RIC disse...

Guten Abend, Rian! Schönes Wochenende?
We have new ones here too (they drive by my place), but as they're too long they just cannot go to places where only the «little ones» fit (ancient boroughs, for instance).
I'm glad you liked the photos as I enjoyed watching Stuttgart on your blog. BW ist wunderschön! Ach, der Schwarzwald! Es gibt noch sehr viel Schönes auf der Erde.
Alles Gute, Rian!

Nature Boy disse...

lisboa é sem dúvida uma cidade lindissima mas, como tudo em portugal, mal aproveitada...

RIC disse...

Sistematicamente mal aproveitada, NB, diria eu. Parece até ser a única coisa que é de facto planeada... Tudo o mais parece assumir os tons do improviso e do atamanco, lamentavelmente...

The Brian disse...

Beautiful pictures! More more!

I expecially like the one with the sun setting on the houses.

RIC disse...

Hello Brian! I'm so glad you liked them. I'll soon be posting another set, since the response to Lisbon photos has been quite a surprise to me...
Greetings! :-)

Fourhorsemen disse...

the first pic looks so much like Sf standing looking across the Mission towards SF General around 24th.

RIC disse...

I presume you're referring to Frisco... Have you seen the photo of the bridge over the river in Lisbon yet? Then you'll say «that's definitely Frisco!»...
Orographically both cities do have much in common.