Sea-Gulls Air Show and Saying Goodbye To Lisbon

This post is a continuation of my last post “Lisbon From Another Angle

I found the little video that I took of the sea-gulls having fun around the cruise while we were leaving the coast of Lisbon. I thought of sharing it with you, because I mention the “air show” on my last post. I know that you can see sea-gulls in every coast and lately you can even found them in land. But there are interesting to me, I like to observe them. They are very intelligent birds, very opportunist too. Anyways this was quite a show that did not happened in any other port that we visited on this cruise trip. So here it is…

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂

Lisbon From Another Angle

I am in love with Portugal! My husband think it is because it was my first experience in Europe. Maybe… The only thing I know is that I want to go again and again. Well next time I go I want to explore the south coast, traveling on car from Lisbon to Algarve.

 

Lisbon Cathedral
Lisbon Cathedral

We had the chance to visit Lisbon briefly this time (our 2nd time), only for a day. But we were able to see Lisbon particularly from another angle. Places that last year we saw with details, that we visited personally like the Monument Of the Discoveries, the Lisbon Cathedral, Sao Jorge Castle, the Belem Tower and other things, this time we admire them from another angle, from the water side.

 

 

 

Monument Of the Discoveries
Monument Of the Discoveries

 

Tower of Belem
Tower of Belem

 

We left Lisbon in the afternoon. We went to the top deck of our cruise, along with everybody else to wave goodbye to the vibrant old city. While our ship sail slowly through the Rio Tejo (Tagus River)toward the ocean, seagulls display an airshow for us. They flown so close to us, that you can even see into their eyes.

 

 

 

 

A very different view was seeing the 25 Abril Bridge form under…

Check the video and see with me the 25 Abril Bridge from another angle!! Excuse the wind noise… I tried to reduce the sound or at least I thought I did.

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Belem, Portugal, the Monastery of Jeronimos its Hard to Miss, as well as Pasteis de Belem

The Sixteenth century monastery is close to the river banks of the Tagus River and in the route of the Tram 15, this tram you can take it from Lisbon to Belem.  On our way to Belem, voyaging the Tram 15 we were looking everywhere to be sure we stop in the right place for us to start our afternoon touring madness.  We had so many things in our list that we wanted to see and only an afternoon to cover everything. On the look out for every little detail of my surroundings, I notice this first long human line in front of this simple building… I didn’t understand what was happening but we pass to quickly to figure it out. Not farther down we saw another long human line, but this time was in front of a majestic building. Looking at my maps and the list of things we wanted to see, I was trying to process what exactly I saw. The first human line was in front of Pasteis de Belem, is the most famous place in Belem where you can try the original, warm recipes of Pastel de Nata. I notice that you can find Pastel de Nata all over Lisbon. It could be a dessert or just a quick breakfast with coffee anywhere you go, but here, in this specific place, is where everything started. If you go to Belem you will never miss this place, I assure you will see it, and you wont have a choice, but to stop and join the crowd to try the deliciousness.

Pastel de Nata

Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém
Pastéis de Belém

The second human line was in front of the Monastery of Jeronimos. Unfortunately we got to the Monastery too late, they were about to close, but we were able to at least pick inside for free and see the grandiose building from up-close. We weren’t able to see the Monastery that normally have a cost of 7 Euros. Even at that time in the afternoon and about to close the place was pack with people. Let me show you a little bit of what we saw. Here are some pics and videos. After you see my evidence, you will understand why you wont never miss this building if you go to Belem and why is so majestic. Take a Look!

20131031-124130.jpg

20131031-122010.jpg

20131031-122138.jpg

20131031-122213.jpg

20131031-122354.jpg

20131031-122514.jpg

20131031-122303.jpg


xamlinnette 🙂