Life in Colour

A bonus Yellow

Gloria (Lisbon) and Woman in Yellow

The Elevador de Santa Glória is a tram that departs from Praca dos Restauradores and in a few minutes it takes you up a very steep alley. It has been a service since 1885 and has been powered by electricity since 1915. The journey is only 200 meters but it is always crowded with tourists and locals who want to spare themselves the trouble of climbing on foot. Worth taking a short ride on this funicular up to a beautiful look-out point the Miradouro (viewpoint) de São Pedro de Alcantara, the best known and most visited viewpoint of Bairro Alto from where one has a panoramic view of downtown Lisbon and across to the castle.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

37 thoughts on “Life in Colour”

  1. Love the photo of the tram. Though the first two are just as stunning especially the pears. Keep warm and you will be wishing for more relaxation after a garden spring clean, enjoy the down time 😊

  2. A real treat! I love Lisbon and it’s great to have such a colourful view of it.
    I always go to have a look at this tram even if I don’t ride it. The street is good for a walk too as it has plenty of street art 🙂

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