From the old antique bookshops called"Alforabistas".. you can get books from hundreds of euros or a few euros.. books from the 17th century to books of this century. The owners.. also do book binding.. a dying art unfortunately... One can spend hours in these shops.. There are not so many around now. I was glad to see this one.. and hope to go and browse around on my next visit.
I just took shots of here and there.. This is the main street in downtown Chiado. No cars.
|Convento do Carmo.. at night in the Largo do Carmo.|
A view of the Convent from the lower level.
It was so great to see the old "Kiosk" again.
Maybe some of you might be familiar with the 25th of April revolution ..over taking the dictator for more than 60 years " Antonio Salazar".. This square , where the Convent do Carmo is.. and where the National guards headquarters are.. was the place the revolution took place on the 25th of april..1974..
It has become known to the outside world.. as "The Carnation Revolution".. not one person lost their .
Chiado also had a great fire in 1988 in the lower area.. 18 stores were lost.. it was a very tragic time.. as Chiado is a very very old bourough.. It belongs to Bairo Alto.. full of history.. Of course its since been rebuilt ..and is still very lovely and interesting and ever so charming.
I am home again amongst my olive trees, with my doggies and the most beautiful weather.
Both Manuela and myself had a good time away from the country.. a little injection of culture, doesn't harm anyone now and again... The end of another sorjourn and magical nights in Lisbon.
Happy week to all my blogger friends.