February 27, 2014


Street Car. Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog

I love the city of Lisbon. Every time I go home I wander the streets snapping away 10000 pictures and discovering new corners. This particular trip I took a lot less photos. As much as I love photographing, lately I have felt the need to snap a few pictures, then put the camera away and actually enjoy the scenery to the fullest and truly soak it all in.

I feel like sometimes taking photos takes you out of the moment. You are hiding being your camera, taking it all in through your lens, not your eyes. Instead of enjoying the moment you are shifting around camera settings and wondering if you got enough shots. That doesn’t sound particularly relaxing to me.  It’s almost like you need two trips; one for really exploring and seeing it all, one for going around and taking pictures. I feel like I still need to find that balance.

I wanted to share some of these pictures from Lisbon which were taken on our way up to the castle of São Jorge and didn’t make it into the previous post.

Riding the train along the coast from Cascais Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog
Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Old colourful buildings downtown Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Looking down at the rooftops of Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Attention! Street art Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Back streets of Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Tourist shop. Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog A peek at the sea from the top of Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Beautiful old and colourful houses and tourist shops. Lisbon, Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog Flower pots and iconic blue and white houses of Portugal | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog As seen from above: Looking down at tourists and rooftops from the Castle of São Jorge | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog

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February 28, 2014


These photos are gorgeous Alicia! I so want to visit Lisbon, it’s pretty high up on my list!
And totally know what you mean about taking too many photos, it stresses me out sometimes which is ridiculous, I should learn to look at everything through my eyes a bit more :)

Totally! I hope you make it to Lisbon sometime soon. If you are planning for it feel free to shoot me an e-mail for any questions or suggestions :)

I can totally relate to what you’re saying about how taking photographs can you take out of the moment. I haven’t found the balance yet. I’m either taking so many photograph I miss everything else or I get so caught up in the moment I forget to take even a single photo.

Totally! Honestly, less is better. You’ll enjoy your actual trip more plus you’ll have a lot less to weed through when you get back home :)

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