Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is an easy city to love. Straddling the banks of the Tagus River just inland from the coast, it is a city brimming with character and history and charm, and did I mention that the food and the light is to die for?

I spent a blissful week in Lisbon wandering the cobbled streets of this wonderful city, stopping for a coffee or a pastel de nata here and there (and everywhere). Despite the seven hills Lisbon is a great walking city and when your legs finally do give out it is never far to one of the city's atmospheric trams. Who does cities like this?

 The light in Lisbon is beautiful for photography.

The light in Lisbon is beautiful for photography.

 Lisbon architecture reflected.

Lisbon architecture reflected.

 Price do Comercio

Price do Comercio

 25 April Bridge and the Tagus at low tide.

25 April Bridge and the Tagus at low tide.

 Goodness in a can. All manner of canned fish!

Goodness in a can. All manner of canned fish!

 Of cobblestones and reflections

Of cobblestones and reflections

 The Santa Justa Elevator

The Santa Justa Elevator

 Color and texture in Alfama.

Color and texture in Alfama.

 Lisbon on the move

Lisbon on the move

 Typical Lisbon architecture. The outside of a building covered in azulejos tiles

Typical Lisbon architecture. The outside of a building covered in azulejos tiles

 Carmo Convent. One of the few central Lisbon buildings to survive the earthquake of 1755.

Carmo Convent. One of the few central Lisbon buildings to survive the earthquake of 1755.

 Statuary in the square

Statuary in the square

 Anyone for a 1934 vintage port? Make mine a double

Anyone for a 1934 vintage port? Make mine a double

 Tourism happens

Tourism happens