We’ve really enjoyed our few hours in Lisbon which began with a full circuit on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. It is a beautiful sunny warm day and the northern hemisphere people are complaining that it’s too hot at 26*C but for me, it is just becoming warm enough. Perfect!
My memories of Lisbon will be all about the blues and the greens. We drove along many avenues lined with trees and past many parks filled with people enjoying the weather; many of them locals as it is Sunday. What really grabbed me was the beautiful sky white-washed with wispy clouds. I loved the blend of the blues and the greens.
The blues are also found in the tiles on the buildings illustrating The Moorish influence from times past.
As you drive around Lisbon you can’t help but notice the proliferation of statues. Of course, I can’t remember who they all are but I think this could be the mayor who rebuilt the city after the massive earthquake in 1755. But then, it could be someone else entirely!
Many people take tours in these Tuk-Tuks. A bit scary for me in the traffic!
There seemed to be hundreds of eateries gathered in eat streets and we found one where we could enjoy seafood paella and a Portuguese custard tart.
Junky souvenir shops were everywhere and we avoided them but I did buy myself a very nice shirt to remember Lisbon by.
So, a very pleasant day all round but undoubtedly it was the amazing colours of the sky that I will remember most.