Friday, January 07, 2011
Well into 2011...but happy new year!
The Limey and I went to Lisbon with friends for the new year's celebrations. A friend is Portuguese and was nice enough to show us around a bit. I loved the trip, mostly because I got to eat so much seafood I'm surprised I haven't grown scales. When I wasn't stuffing myself with seafood, I was gorging on cakes and coffee. These people are serious about their cakes, although I am midly disturbed by how much egg and sugar they can stuff into a pastry the size of a golfball.
The NYE fireworks were great!
Lisbon put on a great show. Fireworks were set off from the Tagus as well as from the lovely buildings surrounding the square, so we had 360-degrees of fireworks.
We'd been before, with the same friends, and I rediscovered one of the things I loved about the city then- those tiled pavements!
Aren't they just asking to be knit up with some stranded colourwork?
(All photos by The Limey.)