#273 - Alfama XXV

In Alfama, it is still possible to see Roman and Arab remains, two of the most dominant civilizations in Lisbon's past. There are narrow streets resulting from Muslim culture, guided by individualistic rules where public spaces are not important. The narrow streets are a mark of the Coran, where little value is given to facades but a much greater value is given to the interiors of the houses. [*]


Small City Scenes said...

Nobody had a car back then, anyway. Great series. MB

George Townboy said...

Alfama, Alfama, we all love Alfama! Awesome that you are filling in the history of your beautiful city along with your fabtastic photos!Thank you.