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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curiosity

Are you taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge? This week’s theme is Curiosity.

Something a little different!

Something a little different!

My favorite area of Lisbon is not the trendy modern development by the waterfront which houses designer shops and stylish restaurants, but the Alfama quarter with its outstanding views and medieval alleyways.

On our last trip to Lisbon we wandered the steep narrow streets of Alfama for hours; soaking in the atmosphere. I attempted to capture its ambience and charm, but photographs can never quite “capture” the soul of Alfama. It was while we were gaily “snapping” away that we spotted this little house with a leg attached to the front wall and a head displayed in the window. Our curiosity aroused we stopped in our tracks to take stock of our surroundings.

What did these items represent?
Were they symbolic?
Was it a hosiery shop?
What about a hairdresser?
Could it be a bordello?

The mind boggles!

Maybe it’s a hoax and we are on camera ourselves as the occupants gauge people’s bemused reaction!

I am curious, what do you think they symbolise if anything?

The old quarter of Lisbon

The old quarter of Lisbon

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