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Updated: Feb 26

Hey there, fellow wanderers and creatives!

As a wedding photographer, my job often takes me to new and exciting places. But when I got the opportunity to visit Lisbon for a few days, I knew I was in for a treat.

Lisbon is a city of contrasts, where traditional Portuguese-style buildings mix with modern, minimalist architecture. It's a city that's been shaped by its history, from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck in 1755 to the more recent economic crisis. But despite all this, Lisbon is a city that's full of life, colour, and character.

As soon as I arrived, I was struck by the beauty of the city's architecture. The way the light hit the intricate details of the buildings, the colours of the tiles and roofs – it was all so inspiring. I felt like I was in a dream, and I couldn't wait to start exploring.

My first stop was Belem, a charming neighbourhood filled with narrow streets and historic monuments. The Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery were both stunning, but what really caught my eye were the colourful houses and the tiled facades. I found myself wandering down alleys and side streets, snapping photos of everything I saw.

As I continued my journey through Lisbon, I was struck by how friendly and welcoming the locals were. Despite the language barrier, people would stop and chat with me, and ask me about my camera and my travels. It was a reminder that no matter where you go, there are always kind people to connect with.

But as much as I loved the tourist spots, what really drew me in were the residential areas. In Baxia, I found myself surrounded by beautiful architecture and coloUrful tiles, but also by the everyday life of the people who live there. I saw children playing in the streets, locals chatting over coffee, and street vendors selling fresh produce. It was a slice of life that felt authentic and real.

One of my favourite things about Lisbon's architecture was the contrast between the old and the new. I loved the traditional, Portuguese-style houses mixed with the modern, minimalist buildings. It was like the city was telling a story through its architecture, showing how it had evolved and changed over time.

And the colours! Oh, the colours. From the blues and yellows of the tiles to the rich reds and oranges of the roofs, every corner of Lisbon was a feast for the eyes. I found myself taking more photos than I could count, trying to capture the essence of the city in every shot.

Despite not visiting some of the more popular tourist spots like Alfama or the flea market, I felt like I had truly discovered the heart and soul of Lisbon. It's a city that's full of life and character, and I feel so grateful to have been able to experience

it firsthand.

In the end, my trip to Lisbon was everything I had hoped for and more. I came back with a ton of beautiful photos and memories that will last a lifetime. If you're a creative looking for inspiration or just someone who loves exploring new places, I highly recommend taking a trip to Lisbon and immersing yourself in its stunning architecture. You won't regret it!

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