3320 – Sundown In The Canyon

15 minutes after yesterday’s image, when the Baixa already lay in deep shadow, there was still a bit of sunshine to be seen from the bottom of the steep canyons that are the Mouraria, the poor quarter on the north-western side of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, an originally Moorish castle. There, in the labyrinths on the steep flank of the hill, the Moors had to live after the re-conquest.

It’s not a pretty place and still the poor people live here. Nevertheless, there are surprising gems to be seen.