A World of Art Underground – Lisbon’s Metro Stations

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.
Chalet Condessa d'Edla, Parque da Pena, Sintra

Chalet Condessa d’Edla – Renovated & Re-opened in Sintra

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.

Ler Devagar – A Bookstore & More in Lisbon

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.

Mãe d’Àgua – A Hidden Water Temple in Lisbon

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.
Tease Cupcakes Lisbon

Cupcakes Invade Lisbon!

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...