The Last Time I saw Lisbon

View of Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora and the National Pantheon dome 

I should be in Lisbon right now. That was the plan. But like everything else these days, the trip had to be cancelled.

The last time I saw Lisbon was in 2o11.  I stayed in a rented apartment in Largo de Santa Marinha in Bairro da Graça, with a view of São Vicente de Fora at the end of the street. It was a time of reconnecting with family I had not seen for years and of exploring the city on my own.

I don’t feel inspired to write many words these days. Instead, I will just post over the next few days some of my favourite photographs of the last time I saw Lisbon.

Castelo S. Jorge

York House, 2006

Castelo S. Jorge, 2006

Statue of poet António Ribeiro Chiado

Bairro Alto

Cemitério dos Ingleses



Centro Vasco da Gama, Parque das Nacões


Amália in Bairro da Estrela

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14 Responses to The Last Time I saw Lisbon

  1. Kathie B says:

    Thank you for a few minutes’ escape!

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  2. crr29061 says:

    Wonderful photos! We stayed at the Royal York on rua das janelas verdes 🙂 here are my photos from our trip. I think these are from 2004…

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  3. Garrett Peters says:

    Lisbon is an incredible and often ‘forgotten’ major city. Your pictures are a great reminder of its beauty! Obrigado!

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  4. Carol Wells-Gordon says:

    Dear Emanuel, The last time I was in Lisbon, the rain poured down in such a deluge that we really couldn’t tour the city. I feel as though I have never been there, so your photos create a beautiful view of this lovely city that I missed experiencing. Perhaps, one day……… So thank you.

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    • thetorzorean says:

      Too bad the rain kept you away from touring the city. Sometimes a good walk in the rain (if gentle), can be a great way to experience the city. Glad my photos allowed you to see a bit of Lisbon without getting wet.


  5. Lisboa é uma cidade belíssima.
    Foi o local onde nasci, apesar de já não lá viver desde os meus sete anos. Ainda tenho toda a minha família e uma boa parte de amizades lá. É bom recordar estes maravilhosos locais registados nas tuas lentes. Há sempre espaço para a recordação.
    Obrigado por este post.
    Um abraço.

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    • thetorzorean says:

      Fico muito agradecido pela sua partilha de memórias tão queridas para si. Obrigado. Oxalá que algum destes dias vamos poder voltar a Lisboa. Abraço.


      • Creio, que todas estas memórias que temos em relação a esta linda cidade são sentidas por todos nós. Cada um de forma diferente 😊
        Mas que é uma cidade marcante, sem dúvida. E sim, um dia poderemos lá voltar, de qualquer forma, mas havemos lá voltar.
        Um abraço.

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  6. Ilda says:

    Hi Emanuel, my flight to Portugal this year, like yours, was cancelled, I wonder if any flights will take place this year. If yes, I would love to go in the fall. Any great city is best to visit at that time of the year. Meanwhile, I have revisited Lisbon in the spring through your photos if we don’t get there at all.

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    • thetorzorean says:

      The Fall is actually my favourite time to be in Portugal but I don’t think it’s going to happen this year. Maybe you’ll get to go in the Fall. Let’s hope for a miracle.


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