A working Roman aquaduct that supplies the water to the city of Lisbon.
Lisbon, Lisbon rocks and we're planning
on coming back again sometime. Preferably sometime cooler. It's
bloody hot here, I don't want to know how hot it is but take my word,
it's hot. And, shade? It's rare? Why might you ask? Well, first
cause the soils not so good for most trees, and two because they've
got these great miserable plazas everywhere with nothing but rock
paving, a handful of benches and a massive statue in the middle.
They're everywhere and not my friend :P But, that's the only thing
I don't like here and it's a minor inconvenience because my skin is
so pale. If I tanned nicely like the people here I wouldn't
complain. Moving on. Lisbon rocks, we got a taxi ride with a fluent
English speaker so he attempted to teach us some Portuguese.
The Mosteiro de Jeronimos.
cool. We went around the city, saw the heart of the city, then went
to a bunch of plazas, and then to the main cathedral and I have to
say, I liked it more than yesterday's. Personal choice ;) It had 5
Michelangelo's behind the alter. From outside it's pretty but when
you walk in and they're piping in the monks singing from next door
(1/3 is the cathedral, 1/3 is a museum and the last 1/3 is the home
of the monks) it wins you over. Such a peaceful place. From there
we went to a monument fort tower thing... I'll have to look up the
proper name for it. It was cool, but we had to go up a tiny spiral
staircase to get to the 6st floor for the view. It was scary and at
the top there was just a thin wire close to the ground to keep you
from walking over the edge.
Five Michelangelo's inside the Mosteiro de Jeronimos cathedral.
But the view was very good. You can see
the monument to Jesus and the suspension bridge that looks a whole
lot like Golden Gate in San Fransisco. Oh, by the way, I didn't
mention that the city gets it's water from a HUGE aqueduct that was
built by the Romans, did I? We drove under it, it's baffling how
they made it so tall and long without machines like we have and it
still works! How cool is that?! We went to a monument memorializing
Portuguese discoveries, took a few shots and called it a day. It was
a lot of fun, a lot of heat but a good day all and all. I hope when
we come back it's winter so we can walk around more. It's the
capital of Portugal after all. Anyway, tomorrow's Vigo, then we hop
back on the boat, have a day at sea and head home. After that this
page probably wont be up dated much till September, but I might use
it to load up house pictures in the mean time cause we should be
signing the papers when we get back to England. Oh, and Jen, Mr Bear
says 'Hi!' I'll have a new log for you at Xmas! Well, hope everyone
is doing well! Miss you, Carrie