2.01.2013

Lisbon (Lisboa)


If you combine the colors of Andalusia, the architecture and grandeur of Paris, the red roofs of Prague, Southern California weather, the old history worn buildings of the Europe you imagine and the bridge, hills and trams of San Francisco you will create Lisbon - in my opinion, at least.

Lisbon really did exceed my expectations.
I can't exactly pin point what it was that made me so happy there.
Being my the water was for sure one of the big reasons.
Maybe it was delicious food and getting to experience a new country.
Or maybe it was the resemblance to San Francisco, making me feel closer to home.
The nightlife in Bairro Alto was one of my favorite going out experiences in any city. Small streets and alleyways filled with people, music and bars.

Whatever it was, I liked it.
Portugal beaches have moved up on my travel list priorities.

Happy Friday!!
{so excited for these two to get here for the weekend!}

33 comments:

Jay said...

Portugal has never really been high on my list but this certainly has piqued my interest!

Have fun with Liz & Corey this weekend :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos! These pictures are making me want to travel all the more!

Jess said...

Seriously considering Portugal for our honeymoon...and you might have just sold me on it.

Stunning photos!

Gina Alyse said...

Lovely photos! I love your description of Lisbon as a combination of a bunch of places. Hopefully I can visit Portugal when I study abroad next year!

xo, gina

Betty said...

Love all the photos! I loved Lisbon (and Portugal) way more than I thought I would as well...I hope to return someday soon!

Casey Martin said...

Gorgeous! Lisbon is on my list to see sometime soon!

Jenna said...

These photos are stunning! Portugal has never been very high on my list for some reason, but this makes me want to jump on a plane to Lisbon tomorrow :)

xxx
Jenna

Anna said...

Wow, it really does look like an old European SF! You take such gorgeous travel photos!!

Cori said...

SUCH beautiful photos! You got some framers for sure!!! My fav is the one where the street light casts a glow on the steps.. insane!

michelle said...

looks amazing! adding this to my travel list!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a beautiful place! And your pictures are always just amazing! Have so much fun with your friends this weekend!

Aisha said...

Awesome photos! Can't wait to make it to Portugal. Thanks for sharing x

Aisha
www.themiddleofhere.com

Kelsey K. said...

Andddddddd now I want to go here, too. These pictures are amazing as usual!!

Taylor said...

i love your perfect combo to create lisbon!!! it sounds absolutey amazing. i see the old buildings of france (paris) in your photos, definitely.

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS!! I'm trying to convince the bf on Portugal for a honeymoon destination. I think I might just send him this post! :)

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Just so stunning. I went to Lisbon in the summer, so it was super hot but still beyond gorgeous. Even now looking at your photos this city looks marvelous. ;)

Angie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Kale and Coriander said...

Ahh, looks so beautiful! And your pictures are stunning. Lisbon is now on my to-travel list.

Hannah said...

wow!! these pictures are just soo good! i love when you take your real camera out to take these awesome photos!! <3

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Caroline said...

this city does resemble SF! cable cars AND bridges? :) it looks like a wondrous place!

Heather Davidson said...

Portugal looks beautiful! That picture with the bridge and the homes behind you totally looks like SF. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Treasure Tromp said...

oh I would love to make it there some day!

Lisa said...

Your photos are so beautiful :) I'm going to be honest though, coming from SF, I think if I ever saw the Lisbon bridge in person I would be be freaked out! It is eerily similar to SF..but so so gorgeous!

Jessica said...

My hubby wants to visit Portugal for the surf. I want to go for the food and the culture. I guess we should book a trip! Love that blue door shot and the one with you and the bridge in the background.

Marshall said...

Want to go so badly.

Have so much fun with Liz & Corey!! Wish I was there!!

Jessica said...

I loved Lisbon too, glad you had fun! Your pictures are amazing!

Allie said...

Ah this makes me want to go!! Love all the colors!

Jessica said...

What awesome pictures! You are a good little photographer :)

Norah {Busan and Beyond} said...

The bridge and that cable car?! I totally got a San Fran vibe looking through these pictures! How beautiful. And I need to try that yummy looking pastry... :)

Erica said...

I felt the same way when i went to visit Lisbon back in 2006. I went to visit for 3 days when I was living in Madrid and felt so at peace there. We took a day trip to Sintra which was so amazing! did you go?

Kristina said...

Portugal is beautiful, have been visiting quite often when I was younger for family holidays. The beaches along the Algarve coast are still one of my favorites! So pretty! And the food! Yum! You should definitely schedule another trip!! Beautiful pictures of Lisbon!
Kristina x

brooke said...

Such stunning photos!

Sara Louise said...

I absolutely loved the food and wine in Portugal, and I shopped like there was no tomorrow!