Lisbon 2017 Photo Diary

It’s been just shy of a week that I’ve been back from Lisbon now and I can’t help but constantly reminisce over the hundreds – yes, hundreds – of photos taken. Lisbon was a popular destination in 2016 for many bloggers, and I read post after post about all the wonderful sights, colours, and tiles. It isn’t, though, until being there that I truly realised that Lisbon is more than an aesthetic or a fabulous place to get seafood (although it does prove to be both of those things). Lisbon is also a city made out of pure magic. The buildings and numerous flats seem to topple one another, as they are literally built one on top of the other. It is a city that is clearly lived in, but is also loved. The people living in those tiny attic-like flats have lived there for Β their entire lives – some inheriting the property from their grandparents or parents. It is steeped in history – one of my favourite examples of this being the larger-than-my-imagination Mosteiro dos JerΓ³nimos.

However, there is also a distinct art scene, brought about by the unavoidable young creatives who have livened the city with graffiti, paintings, quotes, and a consistent flow of music that never seems to leave the air.

Lisbon is a city that is alive, and will resuscitate you with it’s generous breath.

The most magical bookshop.
The most magical bookshop.

Channeling my inner Parisienne on vacation.
Channeling my inner Parisienne on vacation.

One of my favourite shots taken from the trip.
One of my favourite shots taken from the trip.

Look out for part two of my Lisbon diaries!

xx, T