A while back I had a few hours to spend in Lisbon. I was staying at a hotel in the part of the city called Oriente. Much of it was built for the Expo 98 world exhibition that too place here in Lisboa-Oriente.
It is an interesting part of the city to stroll around in. In the evening it is fairly quiet, or really quiet actually, unless you find one of the not very numerous restaurants. It is mainly an office block part of the city.
But there are many things here that make a few hours’ stroll interesting, as I discovered. There is the beautiful railway station Gare do Oriente / Gare Internacional de Lisboa / Estação Ferroviária do Oriente designed by Santiago Calatrava, a cable way along the water that really serves no particular purpose other than that it gives you beautiful views, you can look across the water at the almost infinite bridge Vasco da Gama, the luxury hotel called Torre Vasco da Gama, and many other things.
Here are a few pictures with various shapes, forms and colours from my stroll a sunny Lisbon morning (and evening). Just for fun.