Tram 28

Tram 28

Still going through vacation photos, so I’ll put one up now and again to punctuate the usual geekery.

This is Tram 28, a must-do for anyone seeing Lisboa for the first time. The old electric trams still run throughout the older parts of the city, and are heavily used by the locals, because they operate on twisty, narrow streets where no bus could hope to go. In some of those streets, pedestrians must press themselves against the building walls as the tram goes by. (The sight of flattening pedestrians impressed the heck out of my parents.)

What makes Tram 28 special is its route, which provides a great tour of old Lisboa as it climbs up and down the hills, passing numerous scenic overlooks and points of interest along the way. You’d pay a bunch for a similar tour in other cities, if you took a sightseeing bus. But Tram 28 costs less than three euros.

(Click the image to biggify.)

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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