There were lots of examples of patterns in Lisbon, Portugal. First I noticed this building with colorful tiles, and as I was walking I saw a pattern in the sidewalk. Although different they were both very interesting.
I also noticed the pattern on a rooftop (and the brick wall) when I was looking out on the city from St. George’s Castle.
I took this picture after a thunderstorm in Obidos, Portugal. The rain gradually stopped and I closed my umbrella. As I looked at this scene I wondered which of the sidewalks to follow.
When I travel I know there’s a limited amount of space for bringing home keepsakes. Whatever fits into a suitcase beyond what I brought with me is what I have to work with. Oh, and my oversized purse and a tote bag. And other bags from things I bought at the airport. So there are lots of opportunities to bring home souvenirs and other important items such as chocolate. But I already know that chocolate won’t make it through the plane trip, much less all the way home.
The plan was to take a trolley through the Alfama to the Castle of St. George, but I couldn’t find an empty seat. I then decided to walk up the hill through the Alfama to the castle.
Right away you can see that it is unnecessary to say “delicious” to describe desserts. You shouldn’t even bother with a dessert if it isn’t tasty. Thankfully, I can say I have had my share of memorable desserts, or sweets, during my travels.
For instance, when I was in the Grand Place in Brussels, I went straight to an outdoor booth to have a Belgian waffle. They were being made as you waited, and it was definitely worth it. Surprisingly I had a plain waffle that was dusted with sugar. It was so good that I could only wait a (somewhat) reasonable interval to go back for another one. I should have bought more than one and pretended they were for other people. Oh well, next time…