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Today I wandered the streets of Lisbon in a perpetual state of wet, the skies wept all day long and my state of dampness just got worse throughout the day  – even though i was wearing a rain jacket.

And that wasn’t the only thing that dampened my mood this morning. While on my way up to the Castelo de San Jorge I stopped on some hidden flights of steps to take  a picture. A few moments earlier I had just passed three gypseyesque looking women, had greeted them, but while I had my head lifted up with my camera on my eyes I felt a presence and turned to find them reaching for my camera bag on my hip, one had her hand already on the zip. I got such a fright and it was more than obvious that they wanted to pick-pocket me so all I said was “thief”, loudly and clearly while looking them in the eye, and the three turned away, hurrying back down the steps.

Sadly that made me quiet upset as this has never, in all my travels, happened to me before, and I was only grateful to have caught them before the act, not after!

But my day got better and while I did have to endure a certain level of wet all day long I did see a lot on my wet wanderings around the Castelo / Alfama area of Lisbon. And here are my visual offerings of the day, so sorry there are so many!

gitterwindow

palm

outside Igreja da Sao Domingos

outside Igreja da Sao Domingos

scaffolding

a church on my way up to Castelo de Sao Jorge

a church on my way up to Castelo de Sao Jorge

first view of the day

first view of the day

some button blinds

some button blinds

yellowbluedoor

pretty blue pots

pretty blue pots

Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de Sao Jorge

tour guide in Castelo de Sao Jorge

tour guide in Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

some old chains in Castelo de Sao Jorge

some old chains in Castelo de Sao Jorge

 

a detail in Castelo de Sao Jorge

a detail in Castelo de Sao Jorge

odd looking plants in Castelo de Sao Jorge

odd looking plants in Castelo de Sao Jorge

door in Castelo de Sao Jorge

door in Castelo de Sao Jorge

steps in Castelo de Sao Jorge

steps in Castelo de Sao Jorge

 

Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

 

sun spots -  a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

sun spots – a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

colourfulroofstrees

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

wetflower

a naked women in the grounds of Castelo de Sao Jorge

a naked women in the grounds of Castelo de Sao Jorge

lemons in Castelo de Sao Jorge

lemons in Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a view from Castelo de Sao Jorge

a peacock on the grounds of Castelo de Sao Jorge

a peacock on the grounds of Castelo de Sao Jorge

... and his friends

… and his friends

tuktukcolourfulhouses

castlepillar

doorway in Castelo de Sao Jorge

doorway in Castelo de Sao Jorge

balcony2

yellow

unlocked

unlocked

garland

inside a church

inside a church

a sleeping saint

a sleeping saint

tileschurchgreenwindowsoddwindow

wall flowers

wall flowers

outside  the Cathedral Se

outside the Cathedral Se

outside  the Cathedral Se

outside the Cathedral Se

 

inside  the Cathedral Se

inside the Cathedral Se

inside  the Cathedral Se

inside the Cathedral Se

inside  the Cathedral Se

inside the Cathedral Se

staying in bed and reading seems to be a very old tradition - inside  the Cathedral Se

staying in bed and reading seems to be a very old tradition – inside the Cathedral Se

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a gremlin look-a-like - inside the cloister of Cathedral Se

a gremlin look-a-like – inside the cloister of Cathedral Se

a window in the cloister of the Cathedral Se

a window in the cloister of the Cathedral Se

a window in the cloister of the Cathedral Se

a window in the cloister of the Cathedral Se

inside the cloister of the Cathedral Se

inside the cloister of the Cathedral Se

inside the treasury of the Cathedral Se

inside the treasury of the Cathedral Se

inside the treasury of the Cathedral Se

inside the treasury of the Cathedral Se

rundowngreenwindow

 

window_pipesbalconypark

casadosbicos

casadosbicos2lamp_greenlisboa

some hand made tiles

some hand made tiles

birdcagegreentiles

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

view from Largo das Porta dos Sol

inside Igreja de Sao Vincente

inside Igreja de Sao Vincente

inside the cloister Igreja de Sao Vincente

inside the cloister Igreja de Sao Vincente

another door in Igreja de Sao Vincente

another door in Igreja de Sao Vincente

a hallway in the cloister Igreja de Sao Vincente

a hallway in the cloister Igreja de Sao Vincente

A woman sculpture crying at a tomb in the cloisters of Igreja de Sao Vincente

A woman sculpture crying at a tomb in the cloisters of Igreja de Sao Vincente

doors in Igreja de Sao Vincente

doors in Igreja de Sao Vincente

igrejadesaovicente_detail

a tiled room in Igreja de Sao Vincente

a tiled room in Igreja de Sao Vincente

on the roof of Igreja de Sao Vincente (very windy and I had the place all to myself - thank you rain)

on the roof of Igreja de Sao Vincente (very windy and I had the place all to myself – thank you rain)

on the roof Igreja de Sao Vincente

on the roof Igreja de Sao Vincente

a ghostly ship  - Igreja de Sao Vincente

a ghostly ship – Igreja de Sao Vincente

wetness everywhere, the pavements were just big puddles

wetness everywhere, the pavements were just big puddles

 

 

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