You can’t walk 10 feet without stopping to…

You can’t walk down any street in Portugal without taking a picture of tile or ornate doorways and windows. A mixture of charming, old world, and fun.

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Who doesn’t like a mannequin leg hanging above their door? Taken in an alleyway in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal.
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One of the many doors at the Universidade de Coimbra.
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I think I took this in Lisbon.
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Nazare, Portugal
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Nazare, Portugal
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From the lighthouse building in Nazare, Portugal. This building is a place for spectators to watch surfing competitions. This video of how big the waves get says it all. It was so windy there, you could lean into the wind about 10 degrees and it’d hold you up for a good second or two.
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Where I had the best gin and tonic, ever. This is a little bar that plays great music, and holds live jazz performances. Slavo the bartender was the greatest, and made us an awesome beef sandwich. And we met a sea merchant (?) who told us about his travels. It was like talking to your favorite uncle.
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Universidade de Coimbra
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Universidade de Coimbra
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Coimbra, Portugal
 

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I believe this was taken in Porto, Portugal.
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Porto, Portugal by the river front. We were told that the marks on the concrete are the flood levels from that year.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Yes. Not a doorway, but next to one. I was distracted by the fun sign and bicycle. How could I not take a photo of this? A last minute visit to get some beard cream for a friend who swore by it. Taken in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon.
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In any city, I always like looking at how builders level their doors on a steep incline.
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Okay, so this is a window. But I saw a lot of doorways with tile decor of religious scenes like this around them. This is probably one photo I felt good about posting. I really like the lace in the window and the naturally distressed wood.
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And just so you get an idea of how the other side of doors can look like in this country, we found this door lock in one of our lodgings to be especially entertaining.
 

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