In the old parts of Lisbon ,Bairro Alto and Alfama, you can enjoy the quiet, relaxed life of the inhabitants. Many of them, especially the elder ones, only rarely leave the neighborhood.
Family owned small stores and cheap restaurants are scattered all over,and in some restaurants, you can even listen to Fado music - a melodic music form characterised by longing and sadness.
Walking around in those neighborhoods, observing people and taking photographs,let you forget modern time for a while.
A special place in Lisbon is Hospital de Bonecas - Doll Hospital.
The place has been family owned since it started more than 100 years ago. Here you can get a doll repaired, and there is a small museum with old dolls. For a photographer it is like heaven - a very inspiring place.