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I spotted these tourists waiting for a funicular tram in Bairro Alta yesterday morning. I don’t know whether they had noticed the graffiti on the wall behind them, but they didn’t look to me like your stereotypical terrorists.

Although the last three letters are being blocked by the two people on the right, they had already been covered by posters pasted on the wall, so perhaps “tourists are terror” is a more appropriate phrase for the people of the Bairro Alta and other parts of Lisbon’s old town. People living there go about their daily lives seemingly oblivious to the hordes of tourists swarming through the narrow streets with cameras slung around their necks, but it might be trying for them sometimes, especially when you see some tourists peering into their doorways and windows, as if they were on show for the tourists.

PP: Adjusted levels, increased contrast +10 and USM at 200%.

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