what i love more about lisbon is its light, its life and its people. these three things make me happy when i’m here and wandering through the streets of this city. as shared yesterday, sunday was a very nice day, walking around lisbon until the day was taken over by the evening. i happened to have my camera and as we were taking a walk through príncipe real, bairro alto and chiado, i was capturing the light that was slowly disappearing, while the lamps lighted the streets and christmas lights were showing off from buildings and trees! it’s christmas in lisbon and it feels good!
as the sun started to set, light was getting lower and street lamps went on, we crossed from príncipe real through bairro alto, ending up in chiado. two of the famous things about lisbon are the narrow streets and black lamps, so here you go… this is one of the most famous places to hang out at night – bairro alto. now mostly for teenagers and young adults, as most people above 30 go to cais do sodré for a drink instead!
chiado is one of the most typical places for tourists and it’s obvious why this happens, it’s a gorgeous place to be, full of beautiful shops and cafes. as lisbon is also known as the city of the seven hills here you can also see from one point to another the famous shopping center “armazéns do chiado”, once a very traditional and typical department store which collapsed during a fire in 1988. this is how it looks now… a beautiful, charming and small shopping center as the whole area is surrounded by street stores.
last, but not least, the yellow tram known as “elevador da glória” in black & white. i can never resist to these! it was such a cold evening, but of course my friends, if you happen to live in snowy places, never mind my “it was such a cold evening” comment, because i’m pretty sure it’s not as cold as you feel there where you live! this served as a challenge to me as i don’t usually take pictures at night, nor edit them and i don’t think i had ever published this kind of photography work. well, we need to always challenge ourselves, right?
lisbon is a pretty city even when there is no light! and it felt good to walk around baixa and avenida da liberdade as well, as these are such touristic sights that are also pretty crowded by locals, it felt like a beautiful cold winter night! we came home for a homemade dinner and a dog that was pretty excited to have his owners back all for himself!
stay tuned, local markets is coming next!