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Night falls over Lisbon. The sunset by the Lisbon waterfront is an amazing experience you shouldn't miss. ♡ #sunset #waterfront #tejo #tejoriver #waves #cobblestonepavement #lisbon  #lisbonfavourites #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats

Night falls over Lisbon. The sunset by the Lisbon waterfront is an amazing experience you shouldn't miss.

If you think Spain is beautiful, you'll love it's next door neighbor, Portugal. It has a completely different vibe, and yet, you will have the same feeling upon returning-that you have just spent your vacation in heaven on Earth.

Azenhas do Mar, Lisbon Region, Portugal, so far Portugal is my favorite place in Europe

Portugal Dream Trip: Seafood Rice at Cervejaria da Esquina, Lisbon  New Cook Book coming in 2014: George Mendes, an F&W Best New Chef 2011 and chef-owner of Aldea in New York, ate his way through his family's native country for his forthcoming cookbook, My Portugal: Recipes and Stories (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Fall 2014). Here, his top 10 highlights.—George Mendes with My Portugal's co-author Genevieve Ko

Chef Dispatches: Portugal

Unstable weather, magic light. Night falls over Lisbon. Santa Catarina District. #nightfallsoverlisbon #lightoflisbon #santacatarina #lisbonwithpats

Night falls over Lisbon.

This is not a stalactite. :-) Instead, it is a bare pine stake foundation from Pombaline architecture. After the Lisbon's big earthquake of 1755, the statesman Marquis of Pombal introduced an anti-seismic type of architecture - pioneer at the time. As well as a cage structure (gaiola in Portuguese), these foundations enable the buildings to "shake but not fall". Bare pine stakes are resilient under water, which make them ideal for the marshy terrains like Lisbon Downtown. #pinestakes…

This is not a stalactite. :-) Instead, it is a bare pine stake foundation from Pombaline architecture. After the Lisbon's big earthquake of 1755, the statesman Marquis of Pombal introduced an anti-seismic type of architecture - pioneer at the time. As well as a cage structure (gaiola in Portuguese), these foundations enable the buildings to "shake but not fall". Bare pine stakes are resilient under water, which make them ideal for the marshy terrains like Lisbon Downtown. #pinestakes…

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