Alfama, Lisbon

by Benny Law June. 04, 2020 420 views

Lately, I have started sharing photos from my brief visit to Lisbon in 2018. I have mentioned before that I was shooting some night scenes in the streets of an ancient part of the city. When I saw the name of the restaurant in the first photo below, I remembered that this district is called Alfama.

According to Wikipedia, Alfama is the oldest neighbourhood of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus river. It is a charming maze of narrow cobbled streets and ancient houses with lots of small restaurants, cafes, and shops selling traditional Portuguese crafts. I am not much of a shopper, but I bought a unique-looking cap made of cork. It was a rather cold evening to be walking outside for an extended period, and I needed something to keep my head warm.

The images I am sharing on this post have lots of fine details. They are best viewed on a computer screen with full HD resolution or higher.

The Alfama Grill, one of the countless small traditional restaurants that line the streets in the district of Alfama. There are so many restaurants to choose from that I had a hard time deciding where to have dinner.

The Alfama Grill, one of the countless small traditional restaurants that line the streets in the district of Alfama. There are so many restaurants to choose from that I had a hard time deciding where to have dinner.

Here is another restaurant, and this one is on one of the main streets where the trams pass through. The guy on the left is from the restaurant (not sure if he is the owner or just staff). He is holding a menu (the red thing) and seems to be trying to convince the other guy to eat there.

Here is another restaurant, and this one is on one of the main streets where the trams pass through. The guy on the left is from the restaurant (not sure if he is the owner or just staff). He is holding a menu (the red thing) and seems to be trying to convince the other guy to eat there.

Two guys relaxing over a drink and some snacks by the sidewalk. They seem to be chatting with each other, but at least one of them is actually looking at his phone. The other guy may be doing the same thing. Could they be texting each other? 😁

Two guys relaxing over a drink and some snacks by the sidewalk. They seem to be chatting with each other, but at least one of them is actually looking at his phone. The other guy may be doing the same thing. Could they be texting each other? 😁

I hope you enjoyed the images in this short post. If you missed my previous post and would like to have a look, here it is: Humble Dwellings.

Obrigado pela visita!

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Geoffrey Brown 1 month ago

HI Benny , love the atmosphere built up in these photos.  Looking forward to seeing some more street scenes.

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Benny Law Replied to Geoffrey Brown 1 month ago

Thank you, Geoffrey. I do have more to post, but I'll need to find time to process them first. Stay tuned. 🙂

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Chossid 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice! Reminds me of Gibraltar

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Benny Law Replied to Chossid 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you. I've never been to Gibraltar, but it looks like a nice place to visit.

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Piotr Buraczewski 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Very nice pictures. #1 is my favourite.

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Benny Law Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Piotr. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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Nancy Andrea D 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the photos, Benny!

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Benny Law Replied to Nancy Andrea D 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you do, Nancy. Thanks for your support!

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Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to visit your site Benny. I love the photos. So clear and sharp, had to look at your exif. Something about cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes just warms my heart and then combine it with nightlight and it's perfection at its best. You have done that. I hope you have more photos of Lisbon to share. smile

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Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Camellia. I'm glad you enjoy my photos. I'm using Affinity Photo to re-process all my images as I post them, and it does a good job of adding clarity and sharpness. I'm pretty sure you will fall in love with Lisbon if you go and visit. In the meantime, I do have quite a few more photos to share. 🙂

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Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Typical Lisbon street of old days. Did you enjoy the food?

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Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I certainly did enjoy the food, especially the seafood. The jumbo prawns were sensational.

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