LISBON: The Alfama District.
The Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its kasbah-like layout is deliberate – this is the city’s ancient Arab district, and although there are no Moorish houses still standing, the tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore.-Planetware.com
Let’s take a little look…..
Phew! It’s been hot work climbing all these steps in the afternoon sun.
Why don’t you go for a drink or an ice-cream one of the many pavement cafés while I post this to Dutch Goes the Photo: Steps.
I’ll join you in a few minutes.
Untraveled Routes · 30 June 2017 at 14:42
I want to photograph those streets too, so interesting 🙂
elleturner4 · 30 June 2017 at 06:38
Great photos- really love the first one.
HMB · 30 June 2017 at 07:51
Thanks Liz. It’s a fabulous city. Have you ever visited?
Amy · 29 June 2017 at 16:32
Thank you for your beautiful travel series, Helen!
Love the first image. Lots of steeps!
HMB · 29 June 2017 at 16:40
I’m glad you like it., Amy.
Arkenaten · 29 June 2017 at 14:19
Beautiful. Would love to explore Lisbon one day.
HMB · 29 June 2017 at 15:54
I hope you get there someday. I’m sure you will.
Laurie Graves · 29 June 2017 at 13:34
Yes, wonderful street shots. So colorful!
HMB · 29 June 2017 at 16:21
hbs1991 · 29 June 2017 at 01:01
First came the steps, then came the cafe’s and shops selling cool or warm things to eat and drink, it is a great business strategy don’t you think? I am sure you can testify to this strategy from personal experience! LOL 🙂
HMB · 29 June 2017 at 07:32
Ah yes, indeed. And I like to think I’m doing my bit to boost the local economy
jansenphoto · 28 June 2017 at 20:55
Those are some wonderful streets!
HMB · 28 June 2017 at 20:57
Thanks Frank. We’re just back from Lisbon. It’s a wonderful city.