A 5 day trip to beautiful Lisbon

These very fancy mosaic style sidewalks were everywhere.

A memorial to the Grande Guerra (i.e. World War I). For Portugal, it was the big war, because they stayed our of World War II. Many more Portugese died of hunger during World War I than were killed in battle.Walking down the Avenida da Liberdade

The train stationI thought this clock face was kind of interesting

Interesting facade on this building. I wonder if it has any function other than ornamental?

The Se Cathedral cloister - archeological digs are going on

Chinese guy weaving insects out of bamboo

At St George's Castle. It is beautifully located with a great view, and wonderfully cool in the shade on a hot sunny day. Also, ice creams were about 1/3 the cost of the same ice creams in Geneva. Lots of school kids were visiting.

In our hotel room, this little emergency/SOS cord is required by law. The same was required in Spain. Seems like a prime example of government regulations going overboard. Note that it's looped around the shower curtain rod a few times, which of course makes it nonfunctional. I wonder what would happen if you actually did pull it.In Belem. Kenny is standing on Switzerland

Belem tower. We didn't go up.

Jeronimos Church and Monastery. This is the final resting spot of Vasco da GamaThe cloisters at Jeronimos were magnificent.

The church, seen from the cloister

At the Electricity Museum (free!), in an old electricity plant. Interesting old building, and a very well done museum.

At the AquariumScrubbing the coral with the brush

Ourside the aquarium were some manmade little hills that kids were having lots of fun onView from the aerial tram

At Castelo Mouros, the Moorish castle in SintraThese silos were for grain storage

The stone blocks were made by drilling these holes, putting wood in them and then wetting the wood, which cracked the blocks.Looks like something from a fairy tale

As we were taking the bus back to town, this very, very irate customer was upset that his group was split up. He held up the bus for a good 10 minutes

At the Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra. It's an old estate, where the owners went absolutely wild with garden features - it's full of caves, lakes, towers, etc.A mini-chapel

Some man made grottos

Views of the Moorish Castle

Spooky pictures in the cave

A moving stone door

At a playground - these swings had some cross-cables that made them unusable. It was really strangeThe view from the top of the Parque Eduardo VII

The kids enjoyed trying to catch some fishOn the famous Tram 28. We waited a round to get seats up.