Photographer's Note

I didn’t remember the name of this square at all, so I spend a while browsing through photos of Lisbon in internet trying to figure out its name. That made me realize how many more beautiful squares Lisbon has which I didn’t have a chance to see. It made me want to get back there someday and spend more days in the Portuguese capital.

The square which you see in this photo is called Praça Luís de Camões. I remembered I visited it along the walk in the upper district of Lisbon (Barrio Alto) after getting the with the elevator Santa Justa. But to be more precise the square is located in the area called Chiado. While taking this photo I was obviously more interested in the pattern on the pavement rather than in the monument or buildings around it.

Here is some more info from Wikipedia about Chiado:
The Chiado is a neighborhood in the historic center of Lisbon. Chiado is an important cultural and commercial district, known for its luxury shopping, historic landmarks, and its numerous theatres and museums. In 1988, the Chiado area was severely affected by a fire. Following an extensive rehabilitation project by Pritzker-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, the Chiado has recovered and become one of the most valuable real estate markets in Portugal.
The toponym Chiado has existed since around 1567. Initially the name referred to Garrett Street, and later to the whole surrounding area. The most widely cited possible origin for the name is related to António Ribeiro (c.1520–1591), a popular poet from Évora who lived in the area and whose nickname was "chiado" ("squeak").

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