Lisbon, Portugal

Monserrate garden
Garden at Monserrate Estate near Sintra
Monserrate garden stairs
Stairway from gardens to Monserrate Palace near Sintra
Monserrate ruins
These ‘ruins’ were designed by the landscape architect for Monserrate in the 19th century to mimic ancient ruins
Pena Palace
Pena Palace, near Sintra
Pena good one
Pena Palace, near Sintra
Belem tower 7
Belem Tower, Lisbon, built on the northern bank of the Tagus between 1514 and 1520 as part of the Tagus estuary defense system
Belem Tower
Belem Tower, Lisbon
Queluz 4 cropped
Queluz Palace, Lisbon
Monserrate path
Garden path near Monserrate Palace

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the quirkiest things we noticed in Lisbon was the manner in which the transportation personnel would go on strike, which they did frequently. They would give the public several days warning, indicating the start and stop dates so everyone could make other arrangements. This is very kind and civilized but doesn’t that imply the strikers are really not that essential to the daily routine?

A word to the wise:  Never, ever, buy a raincoat at the National Carriage Museum. I’m pretty sure the plastic was created when the carriages were built. But I was desperate. The raincoat I packed was water ‘resistant’ and the torrential rain in Lisbon required water “proof.” The coat I bought, first of all, was the worst color of green,  and secondly, the material was very brittle. After the first day of wear, it started to shred. By the second day, there wasn’t much left and it went in the trash. Luckily the rain let up and the sun came out.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. googoogaga says:

    super cool photos!!


  2. Diane Wilson says:

    Love your pictures

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cliff Wilson says:

    You have quite the nice collection of photo’s going, I’m sure we’d all like to see what you have in store for us next! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Meher Gandhi says:

    These pictures are such a treat to the eyes! The first one is my favourite!

    Liked by 1 person

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