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January 18, 2016

Portugal: Lisbon, Tricana


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It is said that Portugal has a love affair with canned fish. It is true. Canned fish is an art form in Lisbon. Numerous shops offer colorful tins of conserved seafood. We found canned fish at the Conserveira de Lisboa stall located at the excellent food court, Time Out Mercardo de Ribeira. (more…)

January 11, 2016

Portugal: Lisbon’s Street Art

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Street art thrives at the edges of modern society. Generally poorer areas get more their share of volunteer art. Undoubtedly some of this is inadvertent editing; the richer areas can afford the cost of cleaning every mark off of a wall as soon as they appear. There’s also the motivation of a larger pool of the young and disenfranchised that use the walls of a city to express themselves. Portugal is and has been one of the poorest countries in Western Europe for decades. Not surprisingly, its capitol Lisbon is a hot bed of street art. (more…)

Portugal: Lisbon, Praça do Comércio


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At the edge of Lisbon’s Baixa district is Praça do Comércio. The expansive plaza is bordered to the south by Tagus estuary. Praça do Comércio was the location of a significant moment in Portuguese history. On 1 February 1908, the square was the scene of the assassination of Carlos I, the penultimate King of Portugal, and his heir Luís Filipe. The assassins were members of the Republican Party that two years later overthrew the Portuguese monarchy. (more…)

December 31, 2015

Portugal: Lisbon, Jerónimos Monastery and Tower of Belém


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Along the north side of the Tagus River estuary at the edge of the municipality of Lisbon Portugal is Belém. This civil parish is the location of the UNESCO World Heritage designated “Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon,” two of Lisbon’s top tourist attractions. (more…)

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