Lisbon, Portugal

The Arco da Rua Augusta (August Street Arch) seen from Praça do Comércio, a large riverfront square is more dramatic at dusk...

Typical Portugese street scene with a small car and building facade covered in blue tiles

Music festival along the Belém waterfront

Really good graffiti and street art was everywhere...

Some jacaranda

Neither myself or these other travelers I met wanted to eat the cold snails the waiter brought us after our lunch.

Santa Justa Elevator

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Monument of Discoveries is a tribute to the Portugese navigators of the 15th Century.  In the background, the red bridge look a lot like the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco.  Besides their look-alike bridges, Lisbon is packed with steep hills, vistas and colorful buildings just like SF.

Belém Tower at the mouth of the Talus River

Reggae music was in the air at this DJ festival along the waterfront.

The Disneyland-like Pena National Palace outside Lisbon near Sintra

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