Holiday 1: Murals in Lisbon

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During my holiday in Lisbon I saw some beautiful wall paintings on a stretch of buildings. It takes some time to take in the painted figures. The painters tried to make them 3D by having them interact with the windows (for example pushing arms through them). Also remarkable is the beautiful Beaux-arts building next to them.

It is my third time visiting the city and it is just a very agreeable : ). Also the air in this capital–the most westward of the European mainland–is remarkable clean, partly due to its location on the Atlantic. Thankfully the bright sun is filtered through the magnificent Jacaranda trees in the city. Unfortunately they did not bloom when I visited.

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Jacaranda tree

Jacaranda tree

The national library of Portugal

The national library of Portugal

Lawn of the national library

Lawn of the national library

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Once a year they have a big sardine festival in Lisbon. These are some leftover party decorations

Once a year they have a big sardine festival in Lisbon. These are some leftover party decorations

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A popular tourist souvenir: the rooster of Barcelos, look for the matching story on wikipedia!

A popular tourist souvenir: the rooster of Barcelos, look for the matching story on wikipedia!

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