Praça Dom Pedro IV, Lisbon

Lisbon is full of beautiful spaces.  We ran across Praça Dom Pedro IV on our way to ride Tram 28.  Place names can sometimes be confusing.  Standing in the middle of the large square and looking towards Carmo Convent and Santa Justa Lift, you’re looking towards Dom Pedro IV Square.  Turn around and you’re looking at Rossio Square. 

I love this photo because of the way the Santa Just Lift and Carmo Convent tower above the rooftops.  I also like the saturated colors you can get in overcast weather.  The blue umbrella, the orange raincoat and the yellow van all give a bit of pop to an otherwise monochromatic scene.

By the way, in my opinion, Tram 28 isn’t worth the time.  We waited about 90 minutes in the rain to get a spot on the tram and then it was standing room only, so you can’t really see a lot  Yes, it’s inexpensive and it passes some great places, but I would suggest riding one of the less popular trams.  We rode a couple and had a much more enjoyable ride.

Praca Dom Pedro IV

Author: Don Baker

My wife says I make stuff up. While that's probably true I'm going to stick to stuff that's mostly true.

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