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Postcard No 1 – View of the rooftops of Lisbon – in Portugal

We’re in Lisbon, staying at the bright blue townhouse of the Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade with a view of the rooftops from our room on the 5th floor. This building used to be made up of a car showroom on the ground floor and apartments above and as I stand at the open window of the corner room, I do feel as if I’m in some rather elegant garret.

View of the church dome behind Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade in Lisbon

View of the church dome behind Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade in Lisbon

The sun rose behind the Castelo de sao Jorge turning the grey sky pink and gold and promising a fine day although it is forecast heavy rain – I guess we’ll take our chances.

Elevador do Lavra behind Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade in Lisbon

Elevador do Lavra behind Hotel Heritage Av Liberdade in Lisbon

The church bells behind the hotel chime from time to time and there’s the occasional chug of the Elevador do Lavra, a small tram car as it climbs the steep hill, saving the walker’s weary legs.

We’ll see what today will bring as we explore Lisbon. You’ll be hearing much more about our trip when I get back, but just wanted to send you a short postcard to let you know how we’re getting on. You can follow my Tweets and send me your Lisbon recommendations too on Twitter @heathercowper.

Wish you were here!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Keith
    November 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Wish I was there, too!

    It’s raining here in the West Country, & I’m editing the video I took in Salamanca in September, & dreaming about the Iberian Peninsula.

    Still, only 17 days to go till The Cruise!!

  • Reply
    Donna Hull
    November 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful photo of Lisbon rooftops. This looks like an interesting city to explore.

  • Reply
    Cate
    November 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply
    Mark H
    November 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    My sister and her family just returned from Lisbon and raved about it – its history, its food, its people.

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