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Lisbon

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Lisbon from the horrid Concrete Christ

We had not reset the ship's alarm clock, as the tour was fairly early but were still up later, of course. The tour was a bit odd, as there was mist over Lisbon, so they reversed the direction. We went to Setubal & stopped in this rather uninteresting town for coffee & cha (which was Twinings!) & a look round the market.

Setubal Market

Fish from the Sado River

There was a choir in the Market

Public Art

Then, round the Church of San Juliaio & check out the Luisa Toda monument. The street is named after her, too. Then, we proceeded up the hills on the South side of the Tagus.

Church of San Juliaio

Church of San Juliaio

Inside the Church

Inside the Church

Tiles in the church porch

M.M.Barbosa du Bocage, local poet...

...on a pillar

Memorial to Luisa Toda, the Opera singer

Luisa up close

They were certainly hilly, if not more than 500m high. There was a Franciscan Monastery on the way which looked like a little village & good views but the coach, full of crumblies, did not stop in the hills.

The Sado Estuary

The Fransiscan Monastery

A Fransiscan Chapel

Eventually, we were at the dreadful Concrete Christ overlooking Lisbon, which makes a splendid panorama point but since it was put up to celebrate Portugal's non-participation in WWII, at a time when Salazar was keeping them poor & ignorant, the money could have been better spent.

Concrete Christ

In the Chapel

Modern Art

The sail away gave us splendid views of Lisbon on the best day, weatherwise, of the cruise, starting with these two old friends. The Astor was in as well.

The Marco Polo

The Boudicca

Praša do Commercio

Navigator's Monument

Belem Castle


Port 1 - Almeria

Port 2 - Ibiza

Port 3 - Barcelona

Port 4 - Ajaccio

Port 5 - Olbia

Port 6 - Palermo

Port 7 - Palma

Port 8 - Cadiz


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