Tuesday wafts through and it’s time for more photos, less words again. Although I do feel I am compelled to write a little bit each time. Today the destination is the… township perhaps (?) of Belem, a short tram ride from the centre of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.
Lisbon itself is a pretty photogenic place, but Belem, although I think technically still part of Lisbon, has its own ambiance and style. Whether it be from the historic buildings there, the two main ones being the Belem Tower and the Monastery of Saint Jerome, or the fact that you are along the Tagus River but closer to the ocean, as it gets wider and wider and you can see the famous 25th of April Bridge in the distance and the boats on the river and get a real sense of scale. It’s delightful, with park areas too if you fancy a picnic. And then there is the Museu Nacional des Coches, or the Museum of Coaches/Carriages, mostly horse drawn which is quite unique in of itself. But – words, words, words PLEASE! Let’s get to the photos!
There’s no doubt that you could spend a full day in Belem. Considering it’s so close to Lisbon proper, I’m not sure you could call it a ‘day trip’ from Lisbon, nevertheless there are worse places on the Earth to spend a day. Thanks for popping by! May the Journey Never End!