Saturday, 15 February 2014
Lisbon: a walk in the sunshine
Sign on a boarded up building at the Largo do Rato
After being in wet Lisbon now for best part of a week the weather has cleared and cheered up – last night's heavy rain giving way to sunshine. Fortunately last night's rain was without the winds that battered the UK over the last 24 hours.
Certainly this has been the best day weatherwise since Monday, so time to take a walk down to the Centre – Rossio and Martim Moniz by way of the Rua do Salitre and down the Avenida da Liberdade bathed in early Spring sunshine.
Statue on Avenida thoughtfully
wrapped up against cold weather!
An Oculista just off the Avenida (above and below)
It is some time since I have been down to Largo Martim Moniz (above and below), so this is the first time I have seen the improvements to the centre of the square with some shops and cafés with awnings each with a bike suspended.
Martim Moniz is able to be renamed:
Largo do André Riberinho!
I had headed to Martim Moniz hoping to find some interesting shirts in the Centro Commercial Mouraria but sadly there was nothing of any interest.
Reflections in the Hotel Mundial, Martim Moniz
Part of a mural@Rossio Station: the magnificent
station where trains depart for Sintra
Largo do Carmo
From Rossio up the steep hill to the Largo do Carmo where a singer, Brita, was playing solo:
A CD for €5