I first visited Lisbon in April 1989. It was just a day trip from Ericeira, a quiet (then) coastal town north west of the capital. And, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I didn’t fall in love with Lisbon. It’s not that I disliked it, but it didn’t grab me.
However, I returned, stayed longer and now I find it hard to leave the place. It became a regular early summer haunt when my daughter was young – a friendly, walkable city with appealing beaches a short hop away across the Tejo.
All those early visits were before my love for photography, but I’ve got a little selection of images here from more recent visits (2006, 2017 and 2020)
So come this way:
Vascow [sic] da Gama, Lisbon, 2007
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 April 2019
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Second Time Around