24 May 2013

Walking in Bairro Alto

This time J and I walked across the Bairro Alto - a picturesque working class quarter in Lisbon
dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city's bohemian haunt of artists and writers. Its streets are calm and quiet during the day (even weekends), but at night the whole area is transformed and becomes a vibrant nightlife quarter, floded with people. There's lots to see, I especially enjoy the contrasts of the new with the decant remains of old(er) times. Its full of colorful graffitis (mostly ugly ones), restaurants, alternative shops and locals (the "typical" ones).