Travel theme: Above

After walking up a series of steep roads to St. George’s Castle in Lisbon I could see and admire these springtime views of the city.  Sometimes a challenging walk is worth it!  As I looked around there were dramatic changes in the scenery, from rooftops to a bridge and then the water.

This arch provided an interesting way to frame the city below.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

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.


Delicious Desserts

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…

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