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Old February 12th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Lisboa pics part 1: Old Town

Last week I made a short trip to Lisbon. I found it an amazingly beautiful city, strechted across a lot of hills along the wide Tagus river.

The Old Town consists of the city centre, low between a couple of hills, surrounded by some other old parts of the city located on those hills. The city centre is rather small and doesn't really feel like a metropolis. However, it is very pleasant.

The real attraction of Lisbon can be found in the old neighborhoods around the city center. Especially the Alfama area is great. It's a mess of narrow streets, stairs and old trams. It's run down in some parts, but somehow that's just very fitting for this part of town.

I can recommend a visit to Lisbon to anyone. The city looks fantastic, consisting of stunning old parts and interesting new developments (pics will follow later). Besides, it's a great place for some good food and
drinks.

A view across the old town from the castle ruins in the Alfama:




A street in the city center. In the background an elevator, which connects the city center to the Bairro Alto, an area with a lot of bars and restaurants. Unfortunately the bridge connecting the elevator with the Bairro Alto is closed for renovation, so now the elevator can now only be used as a viewing tower:


From the elevator: Rossio square


One of the cable trams (actually a street running funicular) connecting low and high parts of the city:


Lisbon at night:


Typical Portugese building, in a state of decay, like much of the city:


Some pics from the Alfama:








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Old February 12th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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fantastic Vertigo, the old town is amazing specialy Alfama and bairro alto
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Old February 12th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #3
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Old February 12th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #4
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do you use the elevator to climb up the hills Vertigo? the Gloria elevator link the down town to uper town in Bairro Alto, the trip is amazing!!
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Old February 12th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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Nice pics.
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Old February 12th, 2005, 04:33 AM   #6
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pictures have an incredible good quality Vertigo.
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Old February 19th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #7
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Bonus pics.

Rossio by night.


Although it was not very warm, some people already gathered on the terraces on Rossio square.


Alfama


Alfama


From the castle's ruins in Alfama


Hmm... hammer and sickle as logo of a political party? Must be pretty left-wing then...




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Beautiful photos of one of my most favorites cities in Europe
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Old February 19th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #9
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beautiful, Monday (2005/02/20) Portugal go to elections thats way you can see many politic logos in the city Vertigo
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Old February 19th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #10
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Nice city centre,but some houses need a restoration!
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Old February 19th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #11
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Portugal has beautiful architecture !!
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Very beautiful and yes, a renovation would be necessary........
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Thanks Arpels

I also wanted to see these pics on the 1st page again, but for some reason they arent loading anymore . Any chances somebody could fix that ?

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only Vertigo could fix that but I have new pics:
I live in the athor side of the river, that city in the distance on the left (first pic) :
















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Thanks again Arpels. Really appreciate it

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Elevador de Santa Justa

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