I was lucky to get a second day of nice weather in Lisbon. Indeed, I wish I brought summer clothes as it was plenty warm. I was the only person in town with a baseball hat on, but I prefer not to burn up top.
See explanation of outdoor art to the right:
I spent most of the morning and afternoon just slightly west of the center of downtown--lots of bars and restaurants and very narrow roads.
Not just furniculars but elevators. Long line so not for me.
Three T’s of Lisbon: Trees, Triptasic, Talky
Lots of really nice, funky trees (see pic above)
They are very much into tiles, so the streets can have more than a few edges to trip over and I did. No harm and only a smidge of embarassment.
Portuguese folks seem to talk a lot. Does not sound like Spanish, but strangely closer to Russian
Pay toilet in train station---only .50 Euros but I guess that subsidizes the contents of the magazine rack. Yep, providing reading material for the loo. First time I saw that. The other thing I don't think I have seen before--rather than putting the numbers on the hotel doors, the room numbers are on the floor in front or beside the door.
I had a very nice time in Lisbon, and am very grateful for all of the patient and enthusiastic waiters/hosts that I encountered. A short trip since the middle was occupied with military exercises, but I got a lot out of it.