Sunday, August 4, 2013

Another Passageway



... leading to the one I posted on yesterday.

Alfama is Lisbon's oldest distric where the Moorish elite lived until 1147. A four months siege brought the city under definitive Portuguese control and the Moors were expelled. Check this watercolour of the siege by famous painter Roque Gameiro (1865-1934).

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cool archways, even if a bit narrow looking.

Sharon said...

Looks like you enjoy doing some of the same things I like to do when visiting a city, explore the lesser traveled streets and passages.

That painting was interesting.

VP said...

Photos of really fascinating places and a great painting.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the passageways and the tiles and great shots as always. Thanks for the info/drawing on Wikipedia! Fascinating! Hope you've had a great weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Times have changed slightly... I would love to get lost there!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adoro a perspective, a rua é cheia de charme!
Léia

Lowell said...

I would avoid said passageway at all costs, especially at night. This would make a good set for a scene from a James Bond film!

LOLfromPasa said...

Built to last and super to look at!

orvokki said...

Lovely. I love these narrow streets. We do not have such.
The last image is a great perspective.

Linda said...

I really like this! I don't know why, but as I look at these photos I think of the classic movie Oliver Twist!

RedPat said...

There is intrigue down there! We would have to lead Lowell along I think!

Hilde said...

beatiful narrow streets and lovely how you captured the arcades! well done JM!

Andrew Fulton said...

Love it... many thanks for sharing.

Randy said...

Nice shots!

Kay said...

Our buildings in the US are brand new compared to these and its even more impressive that they have survived a catastrophic earthquake.

Interestingly, the ships in the Gameiro watercolor look to me like traditional Viking watercraft.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It's amazing that these medieval streets continue to exist. Fabulous.

Laura. M said...

Estupenda la perspectiva del callejón!!!

Small City Scenes said...

this is great. I have read about Alfama and the Moors and I can picture these streets. Must have been an old movie I had seen. LOL
MB

Dina said...

What a painting of the siege! Hard to imagine what both sides went through in those troubled times.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh nice shots. Those or these streets.

Carolina Tavares said...

Amei Alfama. Não só os árabes mas os estrangeiros se ¨refugiaram¨ neste bairro, deve ter sido por isso que gostei imenso. Alfama, lugar do estranho, do estrangeiro.