Right after my 8-day residential wool felt workshop in Faia (my last post), I went with workshop mate Annemarie to Lisbon by coach.
I've 2 days to explore the city while Annemarie has a couple of hours for the glimpse of the city before transfer to Amsterdam..
Rua Augusta Arch in Baixa looks so grand.
It's a brilliant day, perfect weather, sunny and warm with blue skies.
Also the long summer day light allows us to see the city more.
Cafes lined up boulouvard in downtown Baixa. The quarter is rebult by the Marquis of Pombai following the 1755 earthquake. Now is a commercial and financial district with geometrical layout of its street.
Window display with moo moo cow. The lady next was singing the Fado - Portugese sentimental songs.
The next day after Annemarie left for AMS, I by myself to explore the medieval city with the famous yellow tram no. 28 heading up the hills.
Funicular is another means of transport from the foot to the mid hill.
Nice decoration of windows.
Life seems pleasant. Residents love watching passers by.
All roads, streets and alleys are cobbled. Steps with yellow pedals leading up to the viewpoint.
The labyrinthine alleys are artistic.
Art decor of Graffiti.
Sweet little sister and brother - customers in a restaurant.
Red roofs dominated the housing.
Taking the steps up and down I found the picturesque views.
Rest and relaxed at the viewpoint..
In the front of Tagus River.
Time out for a coffee. I sat in Starbuck in Chiado to jot my journal while listenig to my favourite music.
Then another cup of coffee in Nicola. I thought of Nicola Brown - our marvellous instructor. It come to my mind I'd make a wool felt coffee cup next time.
Well, have to call it a day in Lisbon and heading to England in the next early morning.