Lisbon is indeed a beautiful city choc full of traditional architecture, azulejos (tiles) murals and calçada streets. Contemporary architecture seems to shoot up overnight and adding to the rich culture of the city. Yet, not too many people notice the unique architecture and vibrant artwork of the underground spaces we know as the Metro.
The Chalet was originally built between 1864 and 1869 by King Ferdinand II for his second wife, Elise Hensler, Countess d'Edla. It is modeled on Alpine chalets popular at the time, and it sits in the large Pena Park facing the grand Pena Palace. It was intended as a private recreational house for the Countess.
Sometimes, when the city becomes too hectic, or one’s life becomes too stressed, it’s nice to get lost in an environment of tranquility. Fortunately, for those in Lisbon, there is such a place: Lost In.
Bookstores can be wonderful havens for discovery, fantasy, education, entertainment, solitude and social networking. Floor-to-ceiling shelves, an eclectic atmosphere with a cafe makes for the perfect environment to enjoy the printed word. Such an expressive space exists in the Alcântara district of Lisbon.
In Lisbon, there is no shortage of vantage points for awesome views of the city and River Tagus. And, one of the best spots in town is Le Chat.
Every world-class city has one—a shopping area who’s name alone is recognized for haute couture, high-end jeans and fine fragrances. Rodeo Drive. Fifth Avenue. Mayfair. Champs-Elysees. Ginza.
Located in the heart of the city, in front of the Amoreira Gardens, is the entrance to this “temple of water.” Completed in 1834, the facility was the key water reservoir for Lisbon. The beauty of Mãe d’Àgua is now open to the public.
In the States and UK, mom’s have been making cupcakes for their children since the 1950’s, a practice that perhaps fell out of favor as mom’s left the kitchen for the office in the 70’s and 80’s. Yet, now, we...