Google Translate tells me that this graffiti says, “I love you, Lisbon.” Jamie and I agree.
How can you not love a city with cobblestone streets and arches that date from the Renaissance?
How can you not love a city in which every cobblestone sidewalk and square has its own unique mosaic pattern?
How can you not love a city with a neighborhood market full of fresh fruit and vegetables on every block?
How can you not love a city where most streets wind down to the water and those that don’t wind down to a stunning old church?
How can you not love a city with flower shops on every other corner?
How can you not love a city where even the ice cream cones look like flowers?
How can you not love a city where the epicurean delights include octopus hotdogs?
How can you not love a city where the heroes are larger than life?
How can you not love a city where even the modern architecture is 300 years old?
How can you not love a city filled with sidewalk cafes and colorful streamers?
Catherine Sosa says
Okay! I love it. My bucket list grows as you keep posting. Watch out Fred you will have to work forever so we can travel unless the deYongs pack me in their suitcase!
Elizabeth Frommeyer says
Wow!!! That place looks gorgeous!!!
Catching up on your adventures while making our way across Kansas. I’m sorry – try not to be envious of my glamorous travels. Also, my son would like one octopus hotdog if you come across one that looks like it might ship well.