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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Filed under Photography, R. Doug Wicker, travel, vacation

2 responses to “54 Days at Sea — Lisbon; Changing of the Guard

  1. karenwojcikberner

    Wow–those horses look amazing! Great shots as always, R. Doug!

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