Saturday 4 January 2014


View from Edward VII park all the way to the Tagus river.
Monument to the Carnation Revolution to commemorate 25 April 1974
marking the end of dictatorship and the start of democracy in Portugal
Rossio Fountain with Portuguese Pavement
Black and white pavement stones are also found in former Portuguese colonies
e.g. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Macau 
Jeronimos Monastery
Manueline style architecture with carved stonework
Inside  - beautiful archways and the tomb of Vasco Da Gama
After all that walking we needed some sustenance.
Egg tarts and coffee
Belem Tower overlooking the Tagus river was built in the 16th century
to control entrance to Lisbon from the sea.
Monument to the Discoveries at the marina in Belem
The starting point for many explorers like Vasco de Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral
View of the 25 April bridge and Monument of Christ King
Our hotel was near the monument

Aguas Livres Aqueduct built in the 18th century brought fresh water to Lisbon
19km long and spans the valley of Alcantara

If you are not bored yet, more of Portugal soon.


  1. Great new look, and fabulous gallery!

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures, it was so interesting seeing them

  3. Mind boggling! Wonderful photos! Never boring! Also slightly envious!