On Thursday (Aug 29th), our goal was to visit the Carmo Convent and the Convent of Madre de Deus (which is now the National Tile Museum). With temperatures in the 90's and no clouds in the sky, we walked and walked and walked some more. In looking at Google Maps I see that we only walked around 3 miles, but I promise it seemed like 50! I am going to blame it on the heat and the hills and not the fact that an exercise routine has not been apart of my present in quite some time now.
|View from Santa Justa Lift which was right next to the Carmo Convent.|
|Playing follow the leader around the grounds while climbing in and around as much as possible.|
|Playing tag, peek-a-boo, and red-light-green-light.|
|Amelie loved looking in any crevice and hole.|
|Liam wanted to touch and point out what he knew. |
Here he is saying, "castle" as he pointed out this crest.
|Even Bobby joined the fun by "falling" in a well.|
We were able to walk through a less touristy part of Lisbon to the Convent of Madre de Deus. There were definitely points in this walk where Bobby wanted to leave me behind because I was whining in my own way.
|This is Bobby's theme for me for the day. ;)|
|Trying to turn over a new leaf of eating fruit instead ice-cream. |
Liam almost demolished the entire thing...seeds, stem, and all!
Don't worry, I stopped him just in time!
|Amelie and Liam watching the work of cleaning old tiles. There were bins and bins of tiles to be cleaned.|
|Bobby teaching Amelie about the process of making the tiles.|
|Amelie and Liam like to play with cars. They usually come out during our train rides or while waiting in line, but today they came out a lot while we were walking around.|
|In a vestibule, Amelie and Liam ran around the metal obstacles. |
We allowed them to run off some energy since they rode for awhile in the stroller.
|Inside the chapel. The paintings were floor to ceiling. There was also tile artwork in various places. |
A very ornate chapel.
|Amelie and Liam sitting for one second in front of the panoramic view of pre-1755 Lisbon.|
|As we are walking around the city, I have been taking pictures of the tiles that are on the buildings. |
This is one of my favorite designs while at the museum.
Can you tell which of the tiles below is the original artwork and which is an imposter?
|This is the real one if you couldn't tell!|
We ended the tour of the grounds in the garden. We found turtles in the fountain. Bobby picked up a small turtle that was swimming and both kids were in awe.
We rode the bus as described above to the train station. We made it home in one piece to work through the evening. Busy day, but a good day.