Two Potted Trees, Lisboa

  • Renewal, growth, positive outlook
  • Santiago, Santa Maria Major, Alfama

Grand Imperial riches were followed by fires, plague, one of the most destructive and deadly earthquakes in recorded human history, revolutions, coups, Europe’s longest dictatorship and the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression – Lisbon has certainly had its ups and downs. Europe’s second-oldest capital has emerged from each crisis better and more beautiful than before.

The number 8 is very significant in the Bible. It is the symbol of Resurrection and Regeneration.

Today, Lisbon is one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe while still maintaining the marks of its early glorious history.

Yellow has become the Portuguese capital’s unofficial color, as the sunny pigment is repeatedly displayed on building facades, tram cars, and the walls of the city’s many districts.

So many stories going back generations, are hidden behind the timeworn door.