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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, thessaloniki

To Alfama


Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, actually its medieval historical soul, a delightful maze of narrow cobblestone streets, tiny squares,old churches, picturesque restaurants, fado bars and old houses with title panels and wrought iron balconies where merge flowerpots, caged birds and drying loundry...Amalia Rodriguez, Portugal's greatest fado singer was interred here(1999). The best way to visit Alfama is, of course, to walk and while ascending to the top come across with all these wonders mentioned above. However, another pleasurable way is to ride the famous "remodelado tram" 28 which passes through the streets and hills of Alfama. Due to the undulating route, only this classic remodelado tram that was originally comissioned in the 1930's, is able to navigate the steep inclines of the tracks and remains one of the emblems of Lisbon. Reaching to the top of the district and standing on Miraduro das Portas do Sol or de Santa Lucia one can admire a breathtaken view over Alfama's rooftops, domes and church towers.

On the photo a typical street and yard.

Comments 11

  • Francesco Macchia 09/03/2016 9:42

    raving about these corners ... I would not speak of decadence of these places ... but conservation.
    For this reason they retain their charm.
    Bravo as always
  • adriana lissandrini 08/03/2016 19:14

    excellent frame, good detail!
    cari saluti
  • Vitória Castelo Santos 05/03/2016 22:54

    Not for me this place...it`s dangerous and i`m very old:-))))
  • Mirjam Burer 04/03/2016 13:39

    beautiful impression of part of Alfama, Alexander...
    have been there last may...
    thank you for the info on this nostalgic part of Lisbon...
    eftychisménos Savvatokýriako , me agápi..
  • SINA 03/03/2016 14:22

    Welch sgute gelungene Aufnahme und Impression
    in überaus passender Farbgebung
    Lieber Alex
    Mag ich sehr
    Herzliche liebe Grüsse von Kristine
  • sparkling light 02/03/2016 10:06

    A very typical scene and for my liking the best of your marvellous series of Lisbon.
    gr. Jost
  • Sue Thompson 02/03/2016 9:32

    as well as a superb scene , you paint a wonderful picture of this place in words. It looks and sounds amazing.

  • Harold Thompson 02/03/2016 9:08

    Good series of the views around the district of Alfama
    :-)) Harold
  • Michel C 02/03/2016 6:36

    Superbe série ,tu fais fort ce matin .+++++++++++
  • Adele Oliver 02/03/2016 2:07

    a great view down the old narrow stairs and stairs with their neglected yet somehow picturesque house fronts ...
    I like the colours in your image bringing a nostalgic mood, and thank you for all the interesting info !!!
    best regards,
  • Cameraqueen 01/03/2016 22:33

    The odd charme of decay - perfectly captured in your photo!
    Kind regards


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Camera NIKON D200
Lens ---
Aperture 6.3
Exposure time 1/100
Focus length 28.0 mm
ISO 320

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