Upon arrival in Lisbon - Gare do Oriente (Oriente train station), my luggage was picked up by a family member, but he had to get back to the office, so I had 2 hours to wander around the area, before being picked up to go to Cascais where my family lives.
|The interesting Gare do Oriente(Orient train station) with the "palm tree roof"|
|Vasco da Gama shopping with a very interesting building behind resembling a ship|
|The 2 "ship like" apartment buildings with the shopping in the centre|
It´s quite enjoyable to walk by the river or just sit at one of the cafe´s and sip a cold drink while watching the world go by.
|The Portuguese Pavilion|
|The imponent concret slab linking the two sides of the pavilion|
|Gil - the mascot of the 1998 world exposition still stands tall|
|Vasco da Gama tower and cable cars by the river Tagus that is crossed by the 12km Vasco da Gama Bridge.|
|One of the many "lava" fountains much loved by the kids. Behind the new Lisbon Casino|