LISBON: OddBalls on a Window Ledge puppets papier maché figures dolls oddball

The Oddest of OddBalls on a Window Ledge

Mysterious figures spotted on Lisbon window ledge! These are a total mystery to me. I spotted them all lined up on an ordinary window ledge one hot afternoon in downtown Lisbon. If it hadn’t been such a hot afternoon and we hadn’t walked all the way down from the castle, Read more…

Castelo São Jorge lisbon red door entrance

LISBON: Red Doors in Castelo São Jorge.

 Red Doors in St George’s Castle. Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George’s Castle) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history. –wiki. What Wikipedia doesn’t tell Read more…

LISBON: Street Corner Rua Augusta mosaic pavement

LISBON: Where even the Pavements are Tiled with Mosaic

Mosaic Pavements in Downtown Lisbon. When I think of what Portugal is famous for I think of four things : Port wine, cork trees, sardines, and tiles. (If anyone Portugese is reading this, I apologise if I’ve missed out anything equally important. I’m sure its famous for football teams and Read more…

Entrance to Magic Bus Record Shop Lisbon dusk

Lisbon: The MAGIC BUS Record Shop.

 Step inside the MAGIC BUS! Well, I might have stepped inside to see what was on offer in Lisbon’s Magic Bus independent record shop but it was closed for the day. I did get a picture of its magical door though and a view of the street it’s in.   Read more…

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District

LISBON: Steep Streets in the Alfama District.

  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 Read more…

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