Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bad Reputation


Cais do Sodré is an old neighbourhood in Lisbon next to the Tagus River.
Guess what attracts foreign sailors to these streets, especially at night...

32 comments:

Dina said...

So now it's red flags instead of red light?

Steffe said...

Aha, so it is that part of town. I wonder how the neighbours feel about that,but maybe they have gotten used to it over the years.

JM said...

LOL! Very funny! Actually, I have no idea what the red flag means.

brattcat said...

i'm guessing it is not the lacy ironwork.

Kate said...

Some interesting local lore or should I say "local lure?! " Regardless...I love the blue building and think you framed it well.

Cezar and Léia said...

I didn't understand! LOL
Léia

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Every city seems to have THAT part of town. The composition is great, but love all the colors.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! One of "those"!! I rather like the idea of a "red flag" for a beacon. Much lovelier than most of "those" in other cities! What a delightful, colorful capture for the day, JM, as well as a smile to start my day! Thanks!!

Sylvia

Kathy said...

Stay out of that tunnel!

Sharon said...

Aha...the red light district I presume. Love that blue building in the back.

cieldequimper said...

Some things will never change! :-)

ladyfi said...

Really?

The architecture is lovely though.

Halcyon said...

I can imagine what they like on the streets. But what I like is the mix of color. Very attractive.

Carolina Tavares said...

Gostei da fachada destes prédios antigos. Já entendi que não é um lugar para se ir, só para ver em foto. Ok

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful by day.

Gunn said...

Sad.
BUT Lovely BLUE house/hotel !!:)

Kay said...

Lovely composition! The balconies and other ironwork is pretty, regardless of the neighborhood reputation. . .I wonder if the red flag doubles as a light beacon during the daytime .

VP said...

Fine picture, interesting place and very funny presentation!

RedPat said...

Very picturesque for that type of area!

Andrew said...

A wonderful image... it's a part of the city shared all over the planet.
Take care my friend.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Not just sailors, It might be a popular place with the Secret Service in advance of the next visit by a U.S. President.

JM said...

@Dave: Yes, as in Cartagena! LOL!

Lowell said...

I think I'd keep my distance at any time of the day or night! Yikes! Your photo certainly portrays the danger lurking there!

Thanks for the link to Cartier. I'm going to look at it soon, but we've got family visiting and other stuff and I'm gonna be really busy 'til after Tuesday!

Randy said...

Looks like business is slow in the daytime. I love that shade of blue.

Babzy said...

Great blue building ! May be shoot the place at night ;)

Gine said...

... et pourtant la maison bleue semble "alléger" l'atmosphère de bas-fonds !

Joan Elizabeth said...

The colours are so lovely. That yellow which always captures my attention and put it with the blue and i makes for a very special image.

Virginia said...

Some shady business going on in that tunnel JM?
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The buildings look too beautiful to be the "bad" part of town.

NixBlog said...

Very delicately put, Jose ;-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Great picture anyway... love the colours and shadows... great contrasts!

Francisca said...

Doesn't look shady enough to me... Tsk, tsk to Dave. LOL!