Lisbon on fast forward

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Teodora @teodoraMarch 2019 ยท 3 min read

Back in London and today is sunny and windy. Great combination as I cannot cycle I am fussy always about the wind. I left Lisbon thinking there is no other place better than there to be unsure about your life. I am in a limbo kind of a period, I don't know what I want and is ok in a weird way. I am unsure about everything, my life, my lifestyle and my staying in this country. My mind is in chaos for few days and I let it be, sometimes there is no resolution and I just need to give it some time.

Those are the rays of light that marked the end of my business trip and the beginning of my mind chaos. I love this picture (sunsets are carved in my blood) and the way the car reflects in the small pond. Is a frozen moment in time when life just stop breathing and waits for me to absorb it completely. Is a small example of life poetry.

Lisbon airport tube station is a good reminder about the city perspective on art. Is the city most artish focused I know in Europe and is really unique for me, as art talks a lot about kindness and connection. People are warm and more open to embrace different mentalities as elsewhere.

As part of the Arabic closeness marble art is the distinctive mark of the tube. Everywhere you look or touch a bit of painted marble.

I am unsure if they are changing the paintings or not, my memory on this regards is elusive. I visited Lisbon maybe another 3 times in the past, but I always see it with fresh new eyes (my memory is shit as always). Hopefully the blockchain will help people like me remembering more. To be honest I am not bothering at all about my short memory (is a good asset in my relationships ๐Ÿ˜„) I can live more happy with my weird disability.

Some random street photography in areas a bit more far away from the tourist crowds. The area is known as Expo '98 and was the world fair exhibition that unfortunately I have missed. I was a busy bee and the time was well spend even though I did remember to be a tourist in the seconds in between.

Tryp Hotel Lisboa offered me a nice view from my room on the 11th floor. I slept with the curtains wide open (I love light even during my sleeping hours) and wake up loved and well rested.

I was enchanted by the ocean, stopped for a while as always to listen his story. The Portuguese people in their search to conquer every small piece of land extended the city until the seashore, living almost no space for sand and birds to cry about. We have built huge concrete buildings (or big dicks) to cover our crave for attention and affection ๐Ÿ˜„

Electric bicycles or scooters are pretty much everywhere, all having an app a click away to not let you use the legs for walking. I haven't tried any of them but is a very nice option to have instead of petrol cars.

And that's all for now. I have the feeling that Lisbon story is not finished for me yet so until next time, love and hugs,

Teodora


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Time is the great healer ! Order out of chaos or create more chaos, thinking paragliding scooter ? We'll do that soon, have a great weekend x


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I am really looking forward, today is pretty windy ๐Ÿ˜‹


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Yep, today too windy, we would kill ourselves, so not today !


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I'm enjoying those underground station art shots... some crazy wall art there!

& with you 100% on the not knowing what to want in life... sometimes the most honest, smartest perspective, is just realizing we have no idea WTF is going on


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As long as I can sleep well not knowing what is going on, I m not putting a lot of effort to get out of this stage. Maybe is what I need :))


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A few years ago, I saw this pretty good movie, Night Train to Lisbon, and I remember being like 'man, that is one beautiful city, like really truly gorgeous'. and it's been on my to-see list, though it is a rather expensive trip from Bucharest and crypto isn't mooning yet, so I don't know when, but will definitely make it there. Soon, hopefully.

I also think it's good to allow yourself to drift a little, to question things and reassess. It's important to reassess every once in a while, see where you are and if you're happy there and with your life, otherwise you risk getting stuck in an unhappy life.

But I also think drifting can be awfully tempting and that it's good only as long as it leads to a conclusion, either 'i'm happy' or 'i need to change this'. It's tempting, as I said, to just drift and remain in a limbo of indecision, but that isn't very good ;)

Anyway, sounds like you had a lovely time. I always really enjoy your travel posts :D


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I haven't seen that movie, I need to check it :) I agree is not good to remain in the limbo, but for the moment is what I've got ... I can see multiple directions in front of me just I don't feel to chose none of it. I remember always that line from Gone with the wind, tomorrow is another day ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ


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