We concluded our twelve day trip to Europe in Lisbon.  Most of the two full days were spent in Alfama, the older section of Lisbon.  It was fantastic, with it’s narrow, winding streets and ancient history.  At one point, we wandered through Roman ruins that they were just uncovering.  Amazing.

We also walked along the harbor a ways until we got to the LX Factory.  A little hipster village in the middle of the city.  We had one of the best meals of the trip there at 1300 Taberna.  We were then blown away by the size and scope of the Museum of Modern Art.  I was enthralled by the way the museum played out the timeline of modern art, from it’s roots to present day.

Great little trip.



Paris is beautiful!  The light!  The blue haze over everything!  Wow.

Despite the cold we walked miles and miles every day to take in as much as we could.  Montmartre is amazing and so inspirational.  The highlight for me, of course, was seeing the Cafe des Deux Moulins, the restaurant where Amelie was filmed.  (We also stumbled on the now famous grocery store also featured in the film.)

Another highlight was seeing L’Atelier des Lumières, an immersive, projector-based experience in an old warehouse.  There were three shows, one featuring the work of Gustav Klimt.  It was fantastic!  We enjoyed sitting through each show twice and wandering around the space to see it from multiple perspectives.  It reinforced in me the desire to create my own immersive experiences in a large space such as this.