Portugal Part 1 – Lisboa

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Oh dear oh dear it’s been a long time I worked here.Recently I had less outings with the Fuji but let’s skip the excuses for not having posted for a long time and let’s catch up some of the activities I had.

We had spent summer 2014 in Portugal (after we had been to Germany as usual). I had rented a car and we traveled through the country which was amazing (especially the empty highways, sometimes I thought we were the last humans on earth).Portugal is a country of rich history, Port Wine and good food and the best all is “cheap”.

So we started our journey in Lisbon.

Hope you like some of the shots and give me some critiques. I shot pretty much the entire time with my favorite lens the 10-24mm and XT-1.



Classic view in Lisbon – the tram.

 

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Also classic – local restaurant

 


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Cafe Brasileira, a street artist having fun with a waiter.

 

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Cacilhas Lighthouse

 

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Fishing at Cacilhas.


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Cristo Rei statue in Almada.

 

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Bridge of 25th April seen from Almada.

 

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We had rented an apartment in the center and this view at the neo-gothic Santa Justa lift.

 

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Just behind the apartment are the Carmo convent ruins where some archaeological work was going on – quite exciting.



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A tourist attraction itself – the bus selling fado recordings.

 

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The Jerónimos Monastery in Belem with a museum inside. (The wide angle lens stretched the wall on the right corner quite a bit).

 

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The impressive entrance to the Jerónimos (Hieronymites) Monastery.

 

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Central courtyard of Jerónimos (Hieronymites) Monastery, btw a UNESCO world heritage site.

 

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Church of Santa Maria part of the Jerónimos Monastery.

 

 

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In walking distance from the monastery is the famous Pastéis de Belém and sure we had a seat and enjoyed our pasteis 😉

 

 

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A man fishing – on the way towards …see below

 

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Monument To The Discoveries and from there to..

 

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The Tower of Belem.

During the trip roughly a week I shot approx 1000 Photos. I really enjoy the 10-24 mm but I admit it doesn’t give the “artistic” view on things, though I had other lenses with me to capture “the world” with the wide one is different. But I’m aware that I should change more get different framings and views. Nonetheless Lisbon was great, a shame I had to skip so many shots to post here.

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