Published: February 3rd 2008January 31st 2008
Elevator in Lisbon
The town has several elevators. This one was built by a student of the Eiffel tower designer. It is a steep city and it feels good to walk up the hills. Most of the elevators are like trams that just go up and down a particularly steep hill.
We've moved on to Italy but here are some of our last pictures in Lisbon. We had more and also a video but ran out of internet time to post them and now our internet site won't support or camera.
We had a great time in Lisbon. It is an incredible city to just walk, explore, and get lost. When I was a boy my brothers and I would try to get ourselves lost on our Great-Uncle Louie's farm and timber land. When we were thoroughly lost we'd start trying to find our way back and always had adventures and discoveries along the way....usually dealing with climbing trees or escaping snakes.
Lisbon is similar and we saw many old churches or tucked-away court yards and alleys (but no snakes). It's a great place to visit for just just exploring and yet there's still incredible, specific sites to see as well. This is the perfect city for long ambling walks.
Couple quotes..... Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)) It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
(Saint Francis Of Assisi (1181
View of the city from room terrace
What a wonderful view. We usually had supper on the terrace wrapped in blankets and watching the sun set over the city.
Other than walking we have enjoyed picnics. The restaurant food was not so great and quite expensive but we found a great little grocery store around the corner to buy fresh food and nice wine. They also sold some angry looking black eels and the worst smelling salted fish. Its great for grocery shopping because the seafood section really takes your appetite away so you don't try to buy out the store.
We could get off the main street and away from the hash sellers and have great picnics with wonderful views of the city. The other guests staying with us were on a boat-buying trip that didn't work out. The man was a "solicitor" (aka, British for Lawyer) but a sailor at heart. He had sailed 6 months once with a friend while their wives met them at the last port. They hadn't shaved for 6 months so were kind of hard to recognize and even harder to kiss. And the wife had family Wisconsin near Appleton although she was British. Her father was an American soldier from WWII and she hadn't met her Father's family until she was in her 30s. She said she
Tiles, tiles everywhere. This is one example of a tile in a cathedral. There were so many of them and they all represented an occasion or told a story...unfortunately we couldn't follow most of them or weren't familiar with the story.
liked Wisconsin....but who wouldn't?
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