Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lisbon 1 / 里斯本 1


街景 / streets


我常覺得這一年是很神奇的,好像我只要在歐洲地圖上隨便一指,便可以在幾個小時內到想去的地方。

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.

想去里斯本有一陣子了,因為我有很多心儀的葡萄牙插畫家,之前看了文溫德斯的「里斯本故事」之後夢到這個城市。現在我已經不太記得電影的內容,可是卻記得在離開歐洲前要去一趟里斯本。

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.







夏天的里斯本豔陽高照,開滿了藍花楹,看起來很夢幻。

Summer in Lisbon is sunny, and the streets are lined with jacaranda, which gives the city a very dreamy feel. 



雖然里斯本像是被遺忘的落寞古城,走在路上有無限風景。

Though Lisbon feels like a lonely city forgotten in time, there are so many beautiful images along the way. 



人們特別喜歡倚在窗口。

People love to lean on the balcony railings. 



細緻的花紋處處可見。

Fine patterns are found everywhere. 



街上的建築有五顏六色的欣喜。

The colorful buildings evoke a feel of complacency not swayed by time or change. 



建築裝飾 / building facades




葡萄牙以磁磚藝術聞名,一般的房子表面都看得到精緻的裝飾。

Portugal is renowned for azulejo. On the facades of ordinary building or apartments the refined tiles are so eye-catching. 



這棟可愛的藍色小屋其實是火車站。

The lovely blue building is actually a train station. 



說來慚愧,去葡萄牙之前沒有時間準備,所以對我來說完全是隨心所欲的旅行,要不是民宿主人維多每天早上都要給我和娜娜來個一小時以上的早餐會報,我其實不太知道自己究竟去了哪裡。

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. 

對我來說,這就是一棟很美的建築‧‧‧但其實它是羅西歐火車站,前往辛特拉的火車就是在這裡搭乘。

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 


維多強調我們一定要搭28號纜車,我們一看到小黃纜車便興奮地跳上去。

Vitor emphasized that we had to take tram 28. We were so excited upon seeing the yellow tram that we hopped onto it immediately. 



纜車裡也有風景。

There was something to see in the tram car. 







車窗外的景色也出人意料之外。

The scenery outside wowed me. 

但想不到車程持續只有兩分鐘左右,而且它不是28號線。我們一人付了三歐,捕捉到一些美景。

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 


里斯本的街道上上下下的,只要爬到高處都可以遠眺整個城市。

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. 



還看得到遠處的海。

Also, the sea is there for you. 



甜點 / pastry 


經過麵包店心又不禁癢了起來。

My cravings grew when we passed by pastry shops. 





這是維多推薦的貝倫甜點店,不過我吃到的葡式蛋塔只有甜甜的味道,蛋的香味都人間蒸發了。

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...

2 comments:

Chinyi said...

紫色的樹實在是太酷了!之前也在葡萄芽吃過一次葡式蛋塔,和你說的一樣,只有甜味,沒有我們的好吃!還是東方人厲害,把人家的東西發揚光大還青出於藍。

Weichuen You said...

沒錯,所以說我現在每天都很快樂:)