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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Heat Haiku about Lisbon

Lisbon heat
a trolley shivers
up and down the hill

Alfama heat
old flats congested
with migrants

Note: During my June trip to Portugal, the temperature there could reach as high as 40 °c. The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tejo river. It remains one of the most photogenic neighborhoods in all of Europe.