LISBON: Steep Streets in the Alfama District.

 

LISBON: The Alfama District.

The Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its kasbah-like layout is deliberate – this is the city’s ancient Arab district, and although there are no Moorish houses still standing, the tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore.-Planetware.com

 

Let’s take a little look…..

 

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District 1 ©HelenBushe

 

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District 2 ©HelenBushe

 

Phew! It’s been hot work climbing all these steps in the afternoon sun.

Why don’t you go for a drink or an ice-cream  one of the many pavement cafés while I post this to Dutch Goes the Photo: Steps.

I’ll join you in a few minutes.

 

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