Street Life

A place reveals itself on its streets, from pedestrians strolling during lunch time, to performers entertaining tourists on sidewalks, to…

Lisbon's Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Lisbon's Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

A place reveals itself on its streets, from pedestrians strolling during lunch time, to performers entertaining tourists on sidewalks, to the bustle of local markets, and more. Whether you’re shoveling snow from your own driveway or walking a familiar route to work or getting lost in a foreign city, a snapshot of a street (or road or path) can tell a tale.

I explored the cobblestone streets of Lisbon one summer, captured above in a shot of one of its neighborhoods, Bairro Alto. I especially loved the city’s sloped alleyways, as well as the graffiti-strewn walls and grittier feel of this particular district.

For this challenge, document the movement (or stillness) of a street: tell a story with your snapshot, capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place, or simply show us where you live — or a path you often take.

cheri lucasIn a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that brings a street to life.

— Cheri

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  1. what a great photo! – and the setting reminds me of this art tile that we used to use for an art lesson – and so this photo really spoke to me on a personal level. 🙂

    Also, in your photo I really like all the verticals (railings, street posts, doors in a row on the right, figures walking…)

    and what is striking in this photo is having all that beauty – with the twisted iron railings, the stone street and beautiful stone sidewalks – to then see that graffiti (or as you noted, it adds a “grittier feel…”) –
    I like how in your photo there is a single person on the street on each side – one going up and one going down – and then just all those splashes of red add so much interest.

    I enjoyed this photo very much – and now I am going to think about my depiction of “street life” for this challenge…. hm.

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  2. Wow… I live in Lisbon, and it was quite astonishing for me to run into a random photo of the city while opening WordPress. It’s a very nice photo, really captures the essence of this neighborhood 🙂

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