Belem District – Lisbon

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Belem District – Lisbon

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Today, we walked down to the promenade. The Atlantic Ocean feeds this area. I was quite excited, as this is the second ocean I have now seen, but to be honest, it looked very similar to the Pacific - blue and wet!

Belem was beautiful. There were many statues, museums and memorials in this area. They seem to have knocked down all the ice cream shops to build them. I only saw one place that sold crepes, toast and other nice things, but Sopi would not let me have any. It was not a complete disappointment. The weather was lovely, the buildings and memorials were very big and impressive. My favourites were the Belem Fortress, a small keep that was just offshore, and a huge memorial to all the maritime explorers over the centuries.

We also saw a very large monastery called Jeronimo’s Monastery, and the Museu Coleção Berardo, a museum of modern art. I will write about that later.

Lisbon streets are very pretty. I love their coloured tiles and pretty windows. However, there was also a lot of graffiti all over the statues and walls. I have not seen it like this in Olso, Georgia or any of the other places I have visited. That made me a little bit sad.

Later , we went to the Jardim de Estrela, which is Portuguese for ‘Star Garden’. I didn’t see any stars,. But then, it was only 4PM.

Jeronimo's Monastery

Jeronimo's Monastery

Sopi and I loved this building!

Jeronimo's Monastery

Jeronimo's Monastery

Beautiful Building

Jeronimo's Monastery

Jeronimo's Monastery

Jeronimo's Monastery

Jeronimo's Monastery

The Water's Edge

The Water's Edge

Looking across the water to the other part of Lisbon

We did not go, but it looked like fun!
Boat Trip

Boat Trip

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The Memorial to all Sailors

Belém Tower

Belém Tower

The Torre de Belém was a really great looking place. I can imagine how it would defend the entrance to Lisbon.

Belém Tower

Belém Tower

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Lisbon Tiles

Lisbon Tiles

These pretty tiles are even nicer than the blue ones I saw yesterday!

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Knock Knock!

Lisbon Streets

Lisbon Streets

Is it Lunch?

Is it Lunch?

...apparently not!

A 'Bear'y Nice Surprise

A 'Bear'y Nice Surprise

We met another bear. He was a 'little' larger than me.

Pretty House

Pretty House

Jardim de Estrela

Jardim de Estrela

Star Garden history...

Jardim de Estrela

Jardim de Estrela

This statue was pretty, but the graffiti was not!

Jardim de Estrela

Jardim de Estrela

Relaxing...

Jardim de Estrela

Jardim de Estrela

Resting my poor little feet!

Jardim de Estrela

Jardim de Estrela

I think this plant's name was Vera, because everyone kept saying 'Allo Vera'.

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The Museum of Modern Art - Lisbon
Lisbon - Portugal

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