Shopfronts of Lisbon

Streets of Lisbon

Just a few photos from some wanders round Lisbon this year.

The Sintra Coast

I recently went on a day trip with some friends and was pleasantly surprised to find some thoroughly magical places not far from Lisbon. First we went to Azenhas do Mar, a beautiful little cliffside town. This was the place that led me to suggest the trip when I saw a photo of it (on … Continue reading

Sintra

Sintra is incredibly beautiful. That’s what I’ve learnt over the last few months. I moved to Lisbon last September and it took me until April to visit Sintra (despite the convenient 40 minute train ride) but once I’d seen it I ended up going back another two times. I still haven’t even made it the … Continue reading

Glasses Exhibition at MUDE

What is the only thing more exciting than an exhibition of retro spectacles? An exhibition of retro spectacles in an OLD BANK VAULT. Mude Design Museum in Lisbon is such a cool space, and this was my favourite part (the furniture section was a close second, losing out only due to the lack of tiny … Continue reading

Costume Exhibition at MUDE Lisbon

There are a lot of good museums in Lisbon. A LOT. I feel like it’s going to take a while to visit them all even though I now live here and am not in fact on holiday (although sometimes it still feels like that after four months. But then I have to go to work…) … Continue reading

Goodbye 2014

So it’s New Year’s Eve and I suppose I should reflect a little bit on what has felt like a fairly eventful year for me. I wanted to do a comic about it but I didn’t have time so you’ll have to make do with a selection of pictures. Warning – don’t read the following paragraph … Continue reading

LX Factory

LX Factory is a design district in Lisbon, located between downtown and pretty Belem, hidden away in a sprawling former factory complex. It houses bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and galleries. The first time I went I only really saw the bars as my friend had already explored by the time I arrived and was ready to have a … Continue reading

Lisbon – first impressions

I arrived in Lisbon at the end of September, but didn’t manage to blog immediately as I had to find a place to live then wait for internet to be installed in my flat (for FIVE WEEKS!) Anyway, this is just a quick post to get the ball rolling. In short, I love it here. … Continue reading