Jardim da Estrela

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  • Day3

    Steile Hügel, tolle Ausblicke!

    October 2, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Unser bisheriger Weg führte uns meistens Hügel nach oben und somit war es irgendwann Zeit, dass es nach unten geht. Nach der Basilika war es soweit und somit ging es längere Zeit recht steil nach unten. Auf dem Weg ist uns die berühmte Tram 28 entgegen gekommen, mit welcher wir ursprünglich selbst fahren wollten. Da diese jedoch immer sehr voll ist, haben wir heute darauf verzichtet.Read more

  • Day2

    Marco Polo- Bummel durch die Oberstadt

    July 19, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Bergauf mit Gloria, bergab gerutscht!
    Eine tolle Strecke mit Highlights!
    Eine Jugendstilbäckerei, ein Markt mit Kunst für uns und ein alter Baum waren Anlaufstationen.
    Die Fahrt mit der Tram 28 wird überschätzt als Stadtrundfahrt. Bergab macht es aber richtig Spaß.👍🏽Read more

  • Nov14

    Los gehts

    November 14, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Los ging’s heut morgen vom Allgäu Richtung Flughafen. Erst in der einen, dann in der anderen und dann in der nächsten Bahn. Dabei durfte Jojo ihrem langersehnten Traum folgen und das ein oder andere Mal Schaffnerin spielen. Angekommen am Flughafen ging’s auf direktem Wege zum Gate. Nachdem ich als Jojo einreisen wollte (das ging unverständlicher Weise nicht), wurde unser Handgepäck gewogen. Ich hatte exakt 8kg und somit durfte auch mein Gepäck mit zu uns. Kurz vor der Landung stellten wir fest, dass wir ja eine Stunde Zeitverschiebung haben. Joa, ich würd mal sagen: Vorbereitet wie eh und je. Unser Hostelzimmer ist super! Ein riiiiiiiiesiger Badspiegel und sogar ein eigener Außenbereich. Um was gutes zum Abendessen zu finden, sind wir einfach mal quasi ins blaue losgelaufen und haben bereits tolle Sachen entdeckt. Wir können jetzt schon den Charm der Stadt durch die wunderschönen Fassaden, kleinen Gassen und niedlichen Cafés spüren.Read more

  • Day6

    calcada da estrela - lisbon

    June 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wandering up from the government building up to this Basilica Da Estrela.

    Beautiful Jacarda trees contrast with the blue building.

    I like there drainage ditches, nicely tiled.

    a hard ware store......nothing like our local canadian tires, just a small petite store.

    the basilica was next to a turnaround for the trams.

    Basil plants: this from a website. they are part of the festival as St Anthony is the matchmaker saint. and males are suppose to give these to their female partners.....

    "Starting June 12, Lisbon honors the city’s patron saint with a 3-day festival. The 12th is the feast day of St. Anthony, who is also known as the matchmaker saint.

    Lisbon’s festival begins with a feast of sardines, a tradition that dates back to 13th century Italy. When locals didn’t care to listen to St. Anthony’s sermons, he took to the sea and delivered them to the fish.

    The festival is also a time to celebrate love and marriage prospects. Single women stand small statues of St. Anthony upside down, awaiting the day that he delivers a viable husband (which is when the statue will be placed upright). Men partake by delivering basil plants to loved ones with poems attached. Throughout the city, balconies can be seen with basil–and pot plants, with affectionate messages to St. Anthony or the recipient."
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  • Day6

    Jardin de Estrella lisbon

    June 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    This is the garden across the street from the Basicilla.

    We had lunch here at a vegan cafe. Cheese, Tomato toast, with a cabbage salad and mango dressing. Cheesecake for desert, it was crumbly, not overly sweet, very nice.

    Laid out in the middle of the 19th cenruy the popular gardens are a focal part of the Estrela quarter. the formal gardens are lane with herbaceous borders, shrubs surrounding plan trees and elms. The central feature of the park is a green wrought iron bandstand decorated with elegant filigree where musicians strike up in the summer months. Built in 1884, and original stood on the Passeio Publico before the creation of Avenida da Liberdade.

    there is an english cemetery to the north of the gardens which we didn't go to.
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  • Day6

    Jardin De Estrala Lisbon

    June 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    There were a couple of ponds, one on the terrace/patio where we had lunch. The stuatue was outside of one of the entrances to the garden. I think it Might be Vasco Da Gama.

    the hill was like Arthurs hill in Edinburgh, but obviously not as high....Read more

  • Day6

    Jardin De Estrala Lisbon

    June 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Thats the bandstand

    a great succulent collection, the opuntia (prickly pear cactus) was in bloom, one was yellow O. indicc-ficus, and the other was pink.

    I think that is a guava flower in blossom - Acca sellowiana, Ray has had this for sale at our plant sale over the years, I remember typing it in for his invoices!! Not sure if it actually fruits in our climate in Vancouver, but it sure is beautiful.

    That is the Dragon tree - Dracaenea draco It has very spiky foliage and looks a lot like a yucca or one of the cordyline palms but the branching structure is much lower.
    great information panel at the University of Lisbon Botanical Garden - the Red Resin , Dragons blood , has been used medicinally and as a dye by many cultures over the centuries. Native to the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and NW Africa. Flowers at 20-30 years of age and shows "dichotomous ramification' that is the branching structure splits. so that is why such an interesting branching structure.

    the statue colin is looking at, not sure who it was, but look at that philodendron growing on the rocks behind Colin. It is huge.
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