Lisbon, Portugal

This is my first time to Lisbon. It was part of a business trip, so as can be expected, it is mainly airport, hotel, meetings and then back to the airport. However, I planned to have an evening out in town on the last evening before flying out. Travelled light as I was not sure about security in the city (it felt safe, but take standard precautions). Packed a Leica M2, Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE as I wanted maximum sharpness at f1.4 and brought along 2 rolls of 400TX film which I will push to 800 ISO to get acceptable exposure. Walked around down town and here are the results. Another thing to add is how cheap it felt to be in Lisbon – after being used to the cost of cities like Paris. A taxi from the airport to town cost less than 10 Euros, and cocktails in bars are 3 Euros each. Makes for a case for a return visit in the future.

 Marques de Pombal Metro Station Marques de Pombal Metro Station  Baixa-Chiado Station Baixa-Chiado Station  Chiado at night Chiado at night  Small town square in front of National Theatre of São Carlos Small town square in front of National Theatre of São Carlos

 Buy canned sardines for souvenirs. It keeps forever and makes good emergency food.  Buy canned sardines for souvenirs. It keeps forever and makes good emergency food.   Ministry of Justice building at Comércio Square Ministry of Justice building at Comércio Square  Arco da Rua Augusta Arco da Rua Augusta  Santa Justa Elevator, connecting street level with upper streets.  Santa Justa Elevator, connecting street level with upper streets.   Fountain at Rossio Square Fountain at Rossio Square

Oh, and don’t forget to buy the egg tarts. They rock!

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