For anyone who is even vaguely interested in colour and light you really must visit Lisbon. The clarity of the light is close to perfect helped of course by the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River reflecting light back on to this elegant city.
Old crumbling surfaces steeped in history, parched in the sun and beaten by strong salty winds present the most magical array of colours.
But in the same city, visit the Expo site built in 1998 and you will see squeaky clean shiny surfaces covering imaginative office buildings and pavilions.
And if this is not enough and interiors are more your thing, you will not be disappointed by the imaginative and often cutting edge designs gracing the city’s food havens – more about that in my next post….