I’m not 100% sure why, but this photo brings me joy. In the midst of this scene is my family, reading something on the ground. We were in the middle of one of our daily strolls through the tiled streets of Lisbon, Portugal. I let them walk ahead so I could get a shot from the elevated street. And I watched them for a few moments before joining them. Perhaps it’s the memory of that moment looking down on my family, watching them engage with each other in this wonderful city. I’m not sure. But I’m sure this is the favorite of my photos from Lisbon.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 20 November, 2017
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

    1. What a surprise finding my city here, since I stumbled across your website looking for photos of Banff, Canada.
      And what a good surprise it is.
      Perhaps I can complete your description of the photo. There’s a memorial at the center of the square.
      It reads: “In memory of the thousands of Jews who were victimed by intolerance and religious fanaticism, killed on the massacre that started on 19 April 1506, on this square”. The base has a verse from the Book of Job etched onto it: “O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.”

    2. Thank you for this. We loved your city!

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