Fortaleza do Guincho
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LISBON and CASCAIS
Monday, July 21st - Lisbon
We had been looking forward to meeting Junko,Hiro and their daughter Ryoko in Lisbon. They are on a whirlwind ...
... Cristo Rei statue (a 79.3 metre high Christ the King statue, inspired by Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro); Santa Justa lift (a 45 metre vertical lift built in neo-gothic iron lace style, which connects a lower Lisbon street with a higher one, commissioned in 1905 and originally powered by steam) and the Aqueduto Das Aguas Livres (18th century 58km aqueduct)
... on the famous 28E tram (streetcar) which has been rolling the streets of Lisbon's Alfama since 1873. After a WALK we find it and ride back to the SÉ and walk home.
After dropping our things off we decide on a 'local' meal for dinner (as in less then a 3 minute walk from our door). There is a little place with a delightful man waiting outside and waiting the tables. Juan shows us today's specials but then qualifies it by saying that they are mostly all gone ...
BUT we are in the area. Here is our house! It is a very welcoming place but we do have to say, it is musty when you open up the front door! Like an old cottage closed for a season there is that smell you remember from your Great Aunts old house (for me her name was Aunt Ethel). I am reminded of so many family events, because of that smell! As soon as you open the door, the windows, the smell is gone. Let a new season begin. We are ...
... and bones. The entrance to the chapel has the following warning over it - Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos (“We, the bones that are here, await yours."). The chapel was built by a 16th century Franciscan Monk who wanted to get across the message that life is transitory. It does not matter who you are or your station in life – this is how you end up. There are also 2 desiccated corpses hanging from the wall – an adult and ...