We had a free day today, as our team meetup winds down. I went for a casual walk around part of Lisbon that we hadn’t seen yet with two colleagues today.

Usually, when I walk, I walk. This time, we literally ambled along in the general direction of the coast. We didn’t actually reach the coast, but we did see more of this really pretty city.

We found ourselves outside the Jardim da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (map) just after passing the Spanish Embassy, so we went in. The gardens are more like a jungle, with paths leading through the trees and bushes.

The garden seems to be designed in such a way that you suddenly emerge into an open space containing a sort of public performance area, or the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian art museum.

I enjoyed the diversion through the park. When you’re walking through it, you’re shielded from road noise, so you mostly hear trees, water in the streams and fountains, and other visitors.

It was a really nice day to be outdoors today, and we enjoyed a stroll back to our hotel before lunch.

Published by Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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