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Reading My June Garden

There are gardeners who see their gardens as works of art, paintings by nature that keep changing with each season, each day even, depending on the weather, light, and disposition of each plant and flower. Although I like to photograph my … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Bairro da Graça

View of the Panteão Nacional cupola During my visit to Lisbon, I stayed in Bairro da Graça, on Largo de Santa Marinha, with a view of São Vicente de Fora from outside the door of the small apartment I rented. Hearing … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Azulejos

The azulejos I was compelled to photograph on my walks around Lisbon are the ones that made me feel a tender sadness upon seeing their brokenness. I sensed that they were already fragments of a goneby era, on their way … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Trams

Although walking is the best way to really experience Lisbon, on my last visit I took trams as much as I could, just for the pleasure of it.

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Feira da Ladra

Can you spot me among the treasures of this shop? Feira da Ladra, Lisbon’s famous flea market, open on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Campo de Santa Clara, is always worth exploring. You never know what treasures you will find there, … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Livrarias

There is nothing I like more than to walk into Lisbon livrarias and discover books I didn’t even know I couldn’t live without. All my trips to Portugal have included visits to bookstores, whether in the Algarve, Lisbon, or Porto. … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Museums

Museu Berardo for Modern and Contemporary art These are a few of the museums I enjoyed meandering through at a leisurely pace during my 2011 visit to Lisbon: Museu Coleção Berardo   Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves and … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Graffiti

I can’t say that I like graffiti very much but it also tells a story. There are many photographs of graffiti and street art in Lisbon available for viewing on-line. It’s perhaps redundant for me to add a few more … Continue reading

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Alfama

The Alfama is one of the oldest areas of the city and you can easily get lost in the maze of steep narrow streets and alleys. A perfect place to lose yourself in Lisbon.    

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The Last Time I saw Lisbon Gardens

Jardim Botânico da Ajuda Lisbon has so many great public gardens. I had a wonderful time meandering through the Jardim Botânico da Ajuda, Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa, Jardim da Estrela. I had hoped to see them again this … Continue reading

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