街景 / streets
I found this year really magical. I could point my finger at any place on the European map, and then I'd be there within a few hours.
I'd wanted to go to Lisbon for a while. The biggest reason is that I so love Portuguese illustrations. I even dreamed of the city after watching Wim Wenders' film Lisbon Story. I didn't quite remember what it's about, but it became my last wish to visit Portugal before leaving Europe.
Summer in Lisbon is sunny, and the streets are lined with jacaranda, which gives the city a very dreamy feel.
Though Lisbon feels like a lonely city forgotten in time, there are so many beautiful images along the way.
People love to lean on the balcony railings.
Fine patterns are found everywhere.
The colorful buildings evoke a feel of complacency not swayed by time or change.
建築裝飾 / building facades
Portugal is renowned for azulejo. On the facades of ordinary building or apartments the refined tiles are so eye-catching.
The lovely blue building is actually a train station.
I feel kind of ashamed because I didn't have time to prepare before setting out for Portugal. So for me, this was a very "free" trip. Had it not been for Vitor, the compulsive B and B owner who briefed us for more than one hour per morning, I wouldn't have had a clue where to go.
For me, this is a very beautiful building, whose name I didn't have the foggiest idea of... In fact, it is Rossio Station, where trains to Sintra are taken here.
纜車 / trams
Vitor emphasized that we had to take tram 28. We were so excited upon seeing the yellow tram that we hopped onto it immediately.
There was something to see in the tram car.
The scenery outside wowed me.
Well, the tram ride lasted no more than 2 minutes, and we later realized it is not line 28. Each of us paid 3 euros, but we were rewarded with some brilliant images.
里斯本全景 / panorama
The roads in Lisbon go up and down, so as long as you get to the hill top, you'll be exposed to the amazing city panorama.
Also, the sea is there for you.
甜點 / pastry
My cravings grew when we passed by pastry shops.
This is Pasteis de Belem highly recommended by Vitor. However, my taste buds didn't detect any other taste than sugar. The aroma of eggs seems to have evaporated into the air...