Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Praça da República 
Crews spent weeks stringing lights and decorations all around town. They are now lit and it's magical!!  On the main square, Praça da República, a HUGE tree of lights glows brilliantly and each side street that radiates from it is decorated with a different theme.

gifts tumble down a side street

With chestnut vendors, festive music piped into the streets, Santa on stilts making balloon animals for kids, and fartura stands scattered around town it's hard not to get caught up in the Christmas spirit!

the new gate to the city built in 1772
Nossa Senhora da Lapa church
view from our balcony

1 comment:

  1. Peg, your Christmas pictures (actually all of them) are beautiful! I'm living vicariously through you on this trip.