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The Lisbon view from my hotel window.
My visit to Lisbon started out with me accidentally leaving one of my bags at the airport.  I didn't realize it until I was at my hotel that evening and I couldn't find some of my items.  Needless to say, it was a lot of fun the next morning taking a taxi back to the airport and getting the customs people to let me back in the baggage area to reclaim the bag.  I found it though.  Success!!

My hotel room had a fabulous view of the city.  The hotel (sorry, I can't remember the name of it), also had a great buffet the next morning.

After breakfast, I went on a tour of the city with the first stop being the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.  This was a large monastary next to the maritime museum and the port area.  The monastary was massive and well worth the trip.  The maritime museum was interesting.  The price was right (free) for both of these venues.  In front of the Monastery there are large gardens with fountains and views of the bay.  Very nice.

Next stop was a short photo shoot of the Torre de Belem.   This is a huge monument right next to the bay, with ornate scultures leading up to a ledge.  Great detail if you have a zoom lens.  See photo.

Unfortunately, I missed some of the tour due to my excursion to the airport.  As our ship was leaving the harbor, I took a few shots of the large bay bridge and the enormous monument on the other side.  Not sure what that one was called. 
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The Lisbon view from my hotel wind…
The Lisbon view from my hotel win…
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Close up detail of some of the doo…
Close up detail of some of the do…
View of the port area of Lisbon fr…
View of the port area of Lisbon f…
Torre de Belem view from our ship …
Torre de Belem view from our ship…
Torre de Belem closeup.
Torre de Belem closeup.
Monument of Christ near the harbor…
Monument of Christ near the harbo…
The Lisbon harbor bridge.
The Lisbon harbor bridge.
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