Lisbon in Photos

Lisbon in Photos

I had heard that tourism was already on the rise in Lisbon, but I didn’t realize exactly how much until encountering mobs of people in the city center that first afternoon - the types of people that love to congregate along sidewalks and that don’t know how to walk in a consistent manner. I knew that I had to change tack, so I started waking up early and getting a jump start on the day before heading back and taking a siesta in the early afternoon. This way, I got to avoid peak crowds and the hottest time of day, as well as satisfying my great love of naps without feeling like I was sacrificing vacation time.

Lisbon is a bit smaller than other metropolitan centers, which may be one of the reasons why the tourists seemed so much more noticeable, being condensed into a smaller, more central area. Its size, however, brought about a different travel experience for me. Whereas I normally have an overwhelming list of things that I want to see and do and eat that is a mile long, I was able to explore Lisbon in a rather carefree and relaxed manner. Instead of rushing about, trying to outrun the sense of impending regret and fear of missing out, I got to walk around and truly savor the character of the city. The tourists may have changed Lisbon forever, but if you really listen, its buildings still have their own stories to tell.

 
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Lisbon Portugal
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Lisbon Portugal
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Lisbon Portugal
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Although this was either a once functioning street car or modeled off of one, this is actually a prop! This one here remains stationary, it seems for tourist photos? From what I overheard from a tour guide, it is called Bica, named after the small coffee.

Although this was either a once functioning street car or modeled off of one, this is actually a prop! This one here remains stationary, it seems for tourist photos? From what I overheard from a tour guide, it is called Bica, named after the small coffee.

Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
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Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
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Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
After leaving Lisbon, I remember thinking, “I wish that I had gotten at least one good photo of the trams.” And now, actually going through them, I realize that I got more than just a few. I guess that this is the transportation equivalent of having a million cat photos? But look at them! They’re so cheerful and chirpy and bright and colorful, no?

After leaving Lisbon, I remember thinking, “I wish that I had gotten at least one good photo of the trams.” And now, actually going through them, I realize that I got more than just a few. I guess that this is the transportation equivalent of having a million cat photos? But look at them! They’re so cheerful and chirpy and bright and colorful, no?

Lisbon Portugal
 

Camera: Canon 6D
Date: September 2018