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Postcards from Portugal

Before we even arrived in Lisbon, I was already planning some posts to write on our return. When I was jotting down ideas, I mentioned that I wanted to capture some more postcard photographs of famous places in Lisbon and then it suddenly occurred to me, why not create a ‘Postcards from Portugal’ post. This will be a photo diary of some of the postcard-worthy places we visited and hopefully it will give you a feel of what the city is like. Postcard pictures are my favourite type of travel photo to capture and I’ve gradually been building up a collection from around the world, which you can view here.

Lisbon Castle and the Portugal postcard

As soon as I saw the flag at Lisbon Castle, I knew that this was where I wanted to photograph my Portugal postcard. Now I’m home, I can’t wait to include the postcard in the Lisbon section of my travel scrapbook!

Views of Lisbon from the Belèm Tower

At the top of the Belèm Tower, you can see views of the city and the orange roofs so I figured that this would be a good spot to take the photo.

Rua Augusta Arch

We waited about 15 minutes to get this photo, as it seems that when you want a tram to appear, they go past far less frequently. However, I think it was worth sticking around for this picture because it wouldn’t be quite the same without the trams there!

Praça do Comércio

For the Praça do Comércio (Lisbon’s main square) photo, I chose a panoramic-style postcard of the square, that showcases how wide it is in real life.

Colourful architecture in Lisbon

I bought this postcard because I loved the colours of the buildings. We found a pink building in the city centre that had a similar street light to the ones in the postcard, so I stopped outside and took a photo with the postcard in my hand.

Jerónimos Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery was the first tourist sight that we visited in Lisbon. On our final day, we went back into central Belèm so that we could go up the Belèm Tower and I got my postcard shot of the monastery on the way to the tower.

What are your favourite types of travel photography?
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  1. I love Portugal so much!! I've never been to Lisbon but adore Porto! This is such a cute post, I think I need to pay a visit!xx

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  2. Kel McK says:

    I love your portugal postcards! x

  3. Unknown says:

    Awh I love this, such a fab idea! The tram picture is my fave x

  4. Kat Last says:

    It's such a lovely country! Porto looks so beautiful in photos.

    Let me know if you decide to visit Lisbon! 🙂


  5. Kat Last says:

    Aww thank you Kelly! I'm thrilled that you like them. 🙂


  6. Kat Last says:

    Thanks Eleanor! 🙂 Glad you like the photos. We ended up waiting around for ages to get the tram photo!


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