Portugal – Lisbon’s Edward VII Park

During our brief explorations in Lisbon, we stayed in the southern part of the city very near the Parque Eduardo VII (Edward VII Park). This is the largest park in the city and serves as a hub for many activities. It is well situated to the north of the Praca do Marques de Pombal (square) and the major Avenida da Liberdade with its inviting promenades. The park was named after King Edward VII of the United Kingdom to commemorate his 1902 visit to Portugal.

A large flag of Portugal flies proudly at the northern end of the park which is a very good place to start a walk.


large Portuguese flag

Here is a brief orientation via the photograph below… Just to the right of the flag (east) is a fountain. On either side of the large grassy area are walkways lined with trees. The large grey-roofed building on the left (west) contains three greenhouses which, unfortunately, were closed when we hiked through the park. The park was being readied for a large book fair.


aerial view of the King Edward VII Park

This is a closeup of the founatain which two dogs couldn’t resist as we watched them frolick in the cool waters.


Fountain at the north of the Edward VII park


dogs playing in the King Edward VII fountain

This is one of the tree-lined pedestrian boulevards that run north/south through the park. Like nearly every metropolitan park, there were groups of people enjoying the surroundings for a variety of activities. A number of people found the shaded benches a pleasnt place to read or visit with friends.


tree-lined, cobblestone walk of the Edward VII park

There were a couple of people who were tempted to take a nap on the grassy fields punctuated with maze-like manicured shrubs.


people napping along the grassy strip of the Edward VII park

The statue of the Marques de Pombal was clearly visible from the northern vantage points.


distant view of Alfama district and the Marques de Pombal statue from the Edward VII park

In the photograph below, the hilly area to the left is the Alfama district with the Tejo River in the background. The treed area south of the statue is the Avenida da Liberdade.


Closer southern view from the Edward VII park

The beautiful building below resembles a church, but is actually the Carlos Lopes Sports Pavilion located on the eastern boundary of the park nicely framed by the trees.


Carlos Lopes Sports Pavilion

As we left the park and headed farther south, I stopped to snap another photograph of the statue of the Marques de Pombal since other attempts were taken during less favorable conditions.


Marques de Pombal statue

We then began our stroll along the very cosmopolitan and attracitve Avenida da Liberdade


…To Be Continued.

 

Learn More:

Edward VII Park

Parque Eduardo VII

Marquis of Pombal Square


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Read previous posts about our adventures traveling in Portugal and Spain:

Portugal – Alfama District, Lisbon Part 1

Portugal – Alfama District, Lisbon Part 2

Portugal – Lisbon Streets & Garden

Lisbon Portugal – The Belem and Tejo River District

Sintra Portugal – National Palace and Quaint Streets

Portugal – Seaside Resort of Cascais

 

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Video Trailer – Kedi and the Street Cats of Istanbul

Generally speaking, I am a dog lover, but I do like cats as well. I have had a couple of cats as pets and I was very fond of them. I don’t think a cat loves as unconditionally as a dog and they have a tendency to restrict their emotions. I don’t currently have any pets, but I have friends with cats and dogs and I enjoy being a “grandfather” or “uncle” to them. I play, go home and they stay. What could be better?

The Internet reports that a documentary, Kedi and the Street Cats of Istanbul, will be in theaters soon and I thought JBRish readers would enjoy viewing the trailer. There are certain countries around the world that have areas that become known for their affinity toward one animal or another. You may have heard that there is a cat island in Japan so I guess this is a special bond various cultures develop.

 


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Video – Dogs through the Eyes of the Dogist

Do you know who the Dogist is? Well, you aren’t alone. I am apparently, out in the cold on this one and maybe it is because I don’t have a dog (although I do like dogs; a lot!). There are many who do know and enjoy the work of Elias Weiss Friedman aka “The Dogist.” He is doggin’ it and really having a good time!

The Dogist from E.J. McLeavey-Fisher on Vimeo.

Capture Mood and Emotions in Photography

As the readers of JBRish know, I am not a professional photographer even though I really like photography and I appreciate the creativity of experienced professionals and more advanced amateurs.

I was reading through a number of blog posts the other day and I came across the article below:

8 Tips for Better Pet Photography

Although I am not generally interested in pet photography, I do like cats and dogs and there are some wonderful pictures included in this article. The main reason I am writing about this essay, however is because of the following picture which was part of the article.

young woman with pet dog

Doesn’t this photographer do a wonderful job in capturing the love and emotions being shared between this dog and the owner? This picture speaks to the viewer and conveys so much. The photograph is simply remarkable!

If you are interested in pet photography or if you would just like to view nice pictures of pets, I encourage you to read it:

8 Tips for Better Pet Photography



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Kayaking Going to the Dogs

Man’s best friend may also be a good kayaking companion. At least that is what David Bahnson thought when he outfitted his kayak to accommodate his golden retrievers.

Golden Retrievers Kayaking with their owner

Image Courtesy of the Huffington Post, UK

As Bahnson reported to the Huffington Post, UK:

“Our dogs have always loved to travel with us in cars, in my airplane, in boats. Building a way for them to kayak with us just seemed like a logical choice, and the boats are fun to build anyway.”

 

Golden Retrievers Kayaking with their owner
Image Courtesy of the Huffington Post, UK

Read the complete story and watch a short video here:

Man Builds Kayak With Two Dog Shaped Holes And The Result Is Adorable

Golden Retrievers Kayaking with their owner
Image Courtesy of the Huffington Post, UK