Photographer's Note

Um dia marcado para tirar umas fotos em Lisboa. Começo do passeio, Largo do Chiado, e nada mais tipico do Chiado e baixa lisboeta que o electrico 28. Que liga a Graça à Estrela.

Chiado itself is a relatively small yet highly sophisticated quarter of the city. Its main street, Rua Garrett, runs upwards from the Baixa to Bairro Alto and for centuries has been home to prestigious shopping. Classical cafes and elegantly fronted shops mingle with theatres, art galleries and boutiques with names such as the global Hermes and Cartier and the more home-grown Ana Salazar, probably Portugal’s hottest fashion designer. The Brasileira Café at the top of the hill opened at the turn of the 20th century and always attracted an intellectual clientele, for example the poet Fernando Pessoa whose bronze statue still occupies one of the outside tables. At the bottom end of the street, the Armazens de Chiado, lovingly restored after being destroyed by fire in 1988, is a bijou but charming shopping centre, and many large high street clothing names surround it.

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