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The Last of the Lisbons

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I am on the slowest computer ive ever used, besides a broken one that didnt work at all. here is the end of my lisbon tale...

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This is the Monastery of the Geronimos. Id say the most elaborate monastery ive ever seen. or imagined.

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Another view.

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I was very excited to see this statue because the hippocampus, the half horse, half fish, was one of my favorite mythical creatures, and ive really never seen any artwork of it!

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There was some cool art on the ground that showed the different conquests of portugal throughout the ages. these people are standing in europe.

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These people are standing in the americas.

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Where i am!!

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Where i went earlier....

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I went to a tropical botanical garden. I wonder how much money ive spent on going to gardens and churches and such? this one was different though, because all the plants were from the asias and africa and such. very nice.

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Some very interesting bamboo. I would like to have some in my yard.

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San Francisco or Lisbon? You decide.

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I havent the slightest idea what it says, but i like the idea of a clock for a head.

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This was the weirdest textured building i saw in lisbon. But dont get me wrong, there were lots of strange buildings!!

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On the walk back to the hostel, there was a plant growing out of the wall.

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I left lisbon on their independence day... April 25. It was the day Portugal was no longer under a dicatorship. The carnations you see are a symbol of the peace. On that day in 1974, they put carnations in their rifles to show that there would be no more.

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They had a tram system in Lisbon a lot like San Francisco. Some going up and down extremely steep hills. Like in San Francisco.

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A very tasty place to get a pastry by my hostel. A very old one too.

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The metro stop by the hostel. I was sad to leave it and took this photo.

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This is a sink in a mall at the train station. They even have art in their sinks!!

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The subway stops each had a different type of art. Some very classical, some new age. some very strange. but all very nice. or at least nicer than plain, boring, subway walls!

Lisbon and Seville have been my favorite cities so far. I would definently like to return to lisbon! and even stay in the same hostel with paulo and maria and jo. They were all great!!

Posted by therook 09:51 Archived in Portugal Tagged train_travel

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