Sunday, May 27, 2012

A few more pictures from Lisbon 

The Son and I had a great day exploring the city, visiting numerous museums, centers of erstwhile ecclesiastical importance, and drinking the grape, fortified and otherwise. We also took in Fado, and rode an elevator. Along the way, we took a few pictures.

The Elevador de Santa Justa, more than 100 years old, from one part of the town to another.


Your blogger on top of the Elevador...

jbh on elevador

Your blogger's son, ditto.

John from elevador

Other views...

Lisbon 002

Lisbon 003

Lisbon 005

Lisbon 008

There are commies in evidence. Could somebody please explain why the hammer and sickle is held in higher regard than the swastika?

Lisbon 001

Jesus, carved from more than three feet of ivory, from 17th century Portuguese India, at the Museu de Sao Roque.

jesus in ivory

Every burg has its arch of triumph...

Lisbon 023

Trees and tram wires...

Lisbon 021

Tiles on the side of an ordinary house.

Lisbon 037

Dead soldiers, at the Cafe Nicola, where I stopped for an afternoon beer.

Lisbon 039

Last day in Lisbon tomorrow, then on to Amsterdam.


By Anonymous tyree, at Sun May 27, 11:58:00 PM:

First - Thanks for sharing.

Second - "Could somebody please explain why the hammer and sickle is held in higher regard than the swastika?"

1.) The Communists murdered fewer people.
2.) The Communists didn't spy on us for nuclear secrets.
3.) A Communist never said, "I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how."
4.) Communists never had to build walls protected by attack dogs to keep people from leaving.
5.) Communists never nationalized private property.

Aside from that, I got nothing.  

By Anonymous rental mobil jakarta, at Mon May 28, 03:00:00 AM:

Very nice, thanks for sharing.  

By Anonymous red sweater, at Mon May 28, 09:10:00 AM:

"The Communists murdered fewer people."

That's not even remotely true. One number dwarfs the other, but not the direction you think.


By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon May 28, 12:21:00 PM:

Uh, red sweater, I'm fairly sure tyree was being tongue-in-cheek.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Tue May 29, 12:39:00 AM:

Sorry Red. I was sure the quote would give it away. There is at least one documented case of Joseph Stalin saying exactly that.

So just to be clear, in my opinion, communism is as bad as the German Nazi brand of socialism.  

By Anonymous Peniksen Pidennys, at Tue May 29, 08:28:00 AM:

I'm from Finland and I have always been looking forward to visiting Lisbon and finally this summer I can go there.. thanks for the great pics.  

By Blogger Dean Esmay, at Thu May 31, 03:01:00 PM:

That picture on top of the Elevador is particularly beautiful.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jun 08, 03:46:00 PM:

TH please consider coming back and blogging again. Miss you!  

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