as promised i'm coming back to my perception of yesterday's, detailed image. it's common that colour is a central design medium in southern europe. one and even f.e. the portuguese themselves might accept that their cities can be characterised by organised mess. additionally, as i already mentioned a few postings back, the many and apparently never disappearing building sites take the same line and produce lots of textures, spread all over the city, marking the historic cityscape. moreover very special circumstances - like narrow and steep alleys - can make for hard contrasts that amplify all the effects and highlight the different peculiarities, i've listed so far.
last but not least only people provide vitality and link all the characteristic elements to an authentic system. for that reason i dedicate today's posting solely to lisbon's wonderful people.