Friday, July 29, 2011
Final Lisbon Images
In Portugal, the sidewalks were never made of concrete, cement, or asphalt. Instead, in every city we visited, the sidewalks were paved with "Portuguese stones" arranged in beautiful and often intricate designs.
Additionally, many of the buildings were covered with ceramic tiles. The effect was often gorgeous.
On our last day in Lisbon, we took a bus tour around the city and saw some beautiful sights, including this "Tower of Belem," which used to be in the middle of the River Tagus but due to sedimentation run-off, now appears to be along the shore.
We returned to our hotel to pick up our luggage and then to head to the train station, but before we officially left the city, we feasted on one last "pastry meal." I'm not sure if we managed to include every food group, but who cares! There's nothing like a Portuguese pastel de nata!
Total Steps: (7/27) 10,969