Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lisbon holiday

Earlier this month I had a work-related conference in Lisbon, Portugal.  Luckily, David was able to come along and we did a bit of exploring.  I think I am in love with Lisbon (or Lisboa as the locals call it).  Here are a few of the amazing photos.  It seems like every time we turned a corner, we stumbled upon some amazing art deco feature or breathtaking landscape!































 Across the city, the sidewalks are covered with amazing tile designs:


We looked through the front of a building to see this site...what looked like amazing art deco details:


Wow! Look at the entrance to this amazing apartment building:


Lisbon is absolutely enchanting at night! We walked through this amazing park (after a fantastic dinner at a vegetarian restaurant):


The trees in this park were absolutely enchanting:


More pictures to come of my visit to the National Costume Museum and the local crafts flea market!

Have you ever been to Portugal?  I definitely think it is a hidden gem!

22 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I've never been, but now feel I should, your very lucky to get to travel with work! :)

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  2. I'm lucky enough to go every year as my parents live there and I agree, it's that it's a hidden gem. The locals are proud that this is the case too ;o) Lisbon is breathtaking, as your photos prove. If you get to go again, I strongly recommend a trip up to the Sintra mountains to see some bewitching castles!

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  3. Wow, so pretty! Can't wait to see more!

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  4. Wow! Truly stunning! Makes me really want to go there. :-) The colours on those building are mouth-watering

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  5. Great photos! Looks like it was super-duper fun! Can I say again - great photos!!

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  6. That's beautiful, funny, I was thinking of a trip this fall. :-) If

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  7. Looks amazing, have never been, but it is definitely on my (long) list! I love deco architecture!

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  8. Lovely photos! I have never been to Portugal but it looks gorgeous :)

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  9. Yes, I love going to portugal ( and I can speak Portuguese to my heart content). I also recommend Porto and Porto Santo ( Madeira)

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  10. I have never been but these photos are enough to make me wish I could go. Just lovely.

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  11. awwww Debi, making me homesick again! my other home... I lived there for 4 years and I absolutely love it. You maybe didnt see it this time, but there's a park Jardim de Estrela which is my favourite place in the world...

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  12. No, I've never been but I really want to go now.

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  13. Incredible photos! How lucky you are, to be able to go there.

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  14. Wow, beautiful photos! It looks like you are having a fabulous time. My parent's are Portuguese and I only have been one to the islands where my parents are from. It was stunning and I couldn't imagine why they would ever leave. I would love one day to make it to the "mainland" and explore, [must learn how to speak Portuguese]. Enjoy.

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  15. How beautiful! I can't wait to see the photos from the Costume Museum.

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  16. I'm from Lisbon and I'm more then happy that you liked my city. I've been there two weeks ago and I wish I could go more often. Lisbon is a wonderful city with a lot to offer. One tip, next time you go, go to Rua da Conceição in the center. Is the notion's shops street. You will like it! :)

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  17. Wow! How incredibly beautiful. Looks like you had a fantastic trip!

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  18. How beautiful! I love vicariously travelling with you :)

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  19. Such lovely photos. Thank you for sharing, Debi. Are those trees for real?! x

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  20. Fantastic pictures Debi....I especially liked the one in the costume museum showing the corsets and hoops...hoops and hoop skirts have always been a fascination for me....I was in Lisbon the last two summers but didn't know about the costume museum :>(
    Well it is now on my list for the next time...Thanks for sharing....enjoy the rest of your trip

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  21. Oh my! It looks gorgeous!!! I've always wanted to travel in that part of the world--I'm hoping one day I'll be able to!

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  22. Wow, so pretty. I had never thought to go to Lisbon, but now I really want to!

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