Fulbright in Portugal

Steve Doig in Lisbon August-December 2010

Lisbon skyline

Our miradouro

A miradouro is a viewpoint, a fine place to see the city of Lisbon laid out below. Thanks to its many hills, Lisbon has many excellent miradouros. But one of the best, in my opinion, is a private place — our apartment just below the Castelo Sao Jorge. We can sit on our balcony, sipping a strong bica (espresso) or a crisp vinho branca, and look out at scenes like these:

Full moon setting at sunrise

Sunset over Lisbon

Another sunset

Cristo Rey statue seems to float on fog

A rare (so far) rainy day in Lisbon

3 Responses to “Our miradouro

  1. October 12th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Annie says:

    Beautiful! I’d love to sip a bica and sit on the balcony as well.

  2. November 1st, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Spring Eselgroth says:

    I wonder if you’ll want to come back to the desert after all that beauty!

  3. November 1st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Steve Doig says:

    It’s great here, but I’ll be happy when I get back home, too — particularly now that the lake in front of our condo is full again!

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