This light is typical of street-lighting in Lisbon: As is this in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter: Valetta still has some street lamps like these, especially close to its numerous churches: And this last one I took for (in colour) for the section on prayer and meditation on our new church website: This post was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind. Continue reading Lighting.
The Lisbon Cathedral (Portuguese: Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa; Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major), often called simply the Sé, is a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city is the see of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified … Continue reading Gothic Statues in Lisbon Cathedral
Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, is built on seven hills. (I was surprised to learn that Rome isn’t the only European capital city with this claim to fame.) Seven hills in a fairly compact city means steep streets. Lots of steep streets! There seemed to be three levels of “steepness”: Those with a manageable gradient had pavements; the next level up had steps, whilst the … Continue reading LISBON: A City of Seven Hills.
StreetLife in Lisbon. One of the many charming things about the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is that they still have old wooden trams trundling along on some of the routes. What better way to observe and photograph street life than by sitting by an open window, camera in hand, on one of these old trams. You can see more … Continue reading Lisbon : StreetLife as Seen from a Tram Window