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.
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.
Even the mailboxes are to die for. I would love mail even more if it arrived in a box this beautiful.
We wandered through what Lisboners refer to as “dodgy” neighborhoods, but we found within them a different type of beauty.
A nice little surprising afternoon wandering up and down the hills of Alfama. Grand views and major leg exercise for the win.