An afternoon saunter turned into an impromptu photoshoot when we came upon all the graffiti in the streets of the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon.

Graffiti is not illegal here, so residents go crazy with the spray painting. We even spotted some tourists joining in on the craze with spray cans of their own.

Chill with graffiti

Graffiti galore

Butterfly breath

Blue door

The buildings in Lisbon are absolutely gorgeous; the colors are unreal. I heard a legend that once upon a time, the houses were painted such bright colors because they belonged to the men who worked the ships and lived in Lisbon. The extra paint used to color the ships was given to the gentleman working them, which they then used to color their homes. Sounds more like an urban legend than reality, but still a fun story.

Regardless of the true tale behind the colors, they are always picture perfect and never in need of a photo filter.

Lisbon pink

Baby blue corners

Even the mailboxes are to die for. I would love mail even more if it arrived in a box this beautiful.

Whos Got Mail?

We wandered through what Lisboners refer to as “dodgy” neighborhoods, but we found within them a different type of beauty.

Shoe Peek

Dragonfly with a view

A nice little surprising afternoon wandering up and down the hills of Alfama. Grand views and major leg exercise for the win.

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  • Reply Lauren Ostler August 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    looks beautiful!! I adore all the bright colours!! You look gorgeous too! I’m glad you had a great time (:
    Much love, Lauren x

    • Reply Leslie Hughes August 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you, lovely!

  • Reply Pinja August 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures, love all the colors! I’d love to visit Lisbon one day! 🙂

    • Reply Leslie Hughes August 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Oh you should visit! So beautiful.
      Thanks for the love! xo

  • Reply Tawney August 27, 2015 at 11:45 am

    wowzer–great photos. would you consider selling prints?

    • Reply Leslie Hughes August 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Ha only to you 😉

  • Reply Jenn August 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Great photos – that graffiti is amazing

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    • Reply Leslie Hughes August 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenn!

  • Reply Georgina Hart August 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Such beautiful photos! I love them!

    • Reply Leslie Hughes August 31, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you! x

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    Such vibrant photos! Beautiful!
    Btw your bloglovin link doesn’t work, you’ve pasted a bunch of html in there not just the link.
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

    • Reply Leslie Hughes September 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for the heads-up about my link – I will definitely get on that 🙂 x

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