54 Days at Sea — Lisbon; Tiles on roofs & tiles on walls


Tiled wall, Lisbon

So, you thought Cádiz had tile work? Well, guess what . . . Lisbon buildings are covered in it.

Tiled wall, Lisbon

Tiles cover walls:

Laundry and tile

Tiles cover roofs:

Tiled roofs, Lisbon

Tile is nearly everywhere:

Tiled wall, Lisbon

But not all buildings in Lisbon are so adorned. Some have paint:

Fruit stand

Some are stone:

Stone façade

Now let’s just look at some streets in Lisbon:

Lisbon street scene

Narrow street

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Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea, Lisbon favorites 1


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Today’s Fun Photo Friday — first of three dedicated to Lisbon, Portugal:

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54 Days at Sea — Lisbon; Changing of the Guard


Changing of the Guard, Lisbon, Portugal

As I mentioned on Monday, the changing of the guard here in Lisbon usually occurs the third Sunday of the month. Yet, here we were at the Jerónimos Monastery, witnessing this event on the first Monday of the month.

Changing of the Guard, Lisbon, Portugal

Not really evident from the photo above is the meticulous grooming of the horses used by the guard. Take a look at these closeups to see what I mean:

Changing of the Guard, Lisbon, Portugal

Did you notice the patterns sheared into the fur covering the horse flanks? Take another look:

Changing of the Guard, Lisbon, Portugal

Changing of the Guard, Lisbon, Portugal

A relatively short walk east from Jerónimos Monastery is Belém Palace, the official residence of the president of Portugal, and before the founding of the First Republic, the residence of Portuguese monarchs. Here, as you would expect, are the palace guard:

Belém Palace guard

Now for some more Lisbon sights until this week’s Fun Photo Friday:

King John I of Portugal

Lisbon streetcars

Afonso de Albuquerque

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