Remote Year: Street Photography in Lisbon, Portugal

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Tram in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer

One of my goals this year is to up my game in street photography. Starting in Lisbon, Portugal with Remote Year is truly one of the best travel destinations in the world to capture some compelling street photography shots.

When you first hit the streets of Lisbon you may think it’s a bit chaotic. I know I did during my first week there. Yet soon I started seeing it as vibrant instead of chaotic.

There is art everywhere! And the architecture is mind-blowing, from the Moorish-era tiles that lend texture and rustic sophistication to every façade, to the super-sleek contemporary architecture that reveals a complex cultural aesthetic.

And the people, well, there are so many characters on the streets of Lisbon it’s a treat to just walk about and observe. And I like to observe with my camera in hand or in front of my eye.

Over the five weeks we spent in Lisbon with #RemoteYearCurie I captured hundreds of street photos. Trying to narrow them down to a handful to share was a task, so I got help from two of my RY colleagues, both of whom I respect for their photographic eye. Thanks Gavin and Dylan!

Here are the street photography shots that made the cut. I haven’t captioned them because I hope the pictures simply tell the stories that I saw.

A photograph is the pause button on life.

Ty Holland

Street Photography, Lisbon, Portugal

All photos © 2018 Barbara Cameron Pix

 

A Portuguese Man in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Portuguese Women in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Portuguese Men Gather on the Street, Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
A Portuguese Mother and her Children, Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Street Art in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Busy Street Scene in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
A Quiet Street Scene in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Keeping the Streets Clean in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Keeping the Streets Clean in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Citroen in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Abandoned Pension in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Yellow Scooter in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Looking Through a Window in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Trams and Steep Hills in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Ginja Seller in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
We Play Jazz, Not Fado, in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Contemporary Street Scenes in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Contemporary Street Scenes in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
MAAT and 25th of April Bridge, in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer
Fundacao Champalimaud in Lisbon, Portugal | Barbara Cameron | Food & Travel Photographer

That’s It For Lisbon!

Portugal stole my heart… the first time I visited in 2016 and again this year. There’s just something about it that you can’t really capture in words. I hope these photos I’ve shared help you see what I feel when I’m there.

I’m in Croatia now for the next month! My goal of a “photos of the week” blog may or may not happen, I’m just sayin’. The days go by very quickly! But I know I will be snapping away and will share as often as I can.

Drop me a message in the comments below if you’ve been moved by these travel photos of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Interested in Street Art?

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10 Comments

  1. Irene

    Ah Lisbon…brings back such lovely memories…thanks for sharing

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    • Barbara Cameron

      It does conjure up so many great memories for me too. Thanks for viewing!

      Reply
  2. Arlette

    Love all of them, Barb. One of my favourite cities. Can’t wait to visit again. Off to a good start! Looking forward to Croatia photos.

    Reply
    • Barbara Cameron

      We sure did have fun last time! I know I will be back again.

      Reply
  3. Gavin

    Beautiful shots Barb! I especially like the dichotomy of the seventh shot down, between the two women and the generations that separate them. Plus the lighting is so dramatic!

    To answer your question—I definitely feel moved, it feels like I was there! ?

    Reply
    • Barbara Cameron

      Gavin, I am so glad you saw and felt what I did in that photo! It was the story of the generations, both standing waiting for… something… that stopped me dead in my tracks and then the light just opened up for me. It’s those moments that “click” that make us keep going, right? Thanks so much for your comments.

      Reply
  4. Maggie Simpson

    Gorgeous photos. I remember how narrow and busy the streets are. And how you can lose elevation quickly! We had delicious food there – octopus and asparagus and squid – yum! Enjoy Croatia. I can’t wait to see your new photos.

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    • Barbara Cameron

      Thanks Maggie! Oh yes those busy, narrow and STEEP streets. Good thing, though, because all of the walking sort of kept the extra pounds at bay after all the eating and drinking we did. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Roberta higgs

    Hi Barb
    Beautiful! I look forward to Croatia

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    • Barbara Cameron

      Hello and thank-you Roberta! I am so behind on my photography work but I’m getting there… I just love Croatia and will share some new pix soon!

      Reply

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