Black and White Streets

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Throughout Lisbon, the sidewalks and plazas are paved with black and white stones.

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The white is made of limestone and the black is basalt.

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Can you imagine the effort that went into cutting each of these stones to shape and then carefully placing them in these intricate patterns?

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It makes for striking visuals while shopping or crossing a plaza.

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Even Albufeira gets in on the action, with sailboats on the sidewalk.

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It sure made it hard to keep my head up and not just because the rainy morning made the stones slick.

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Beautiful black and white.

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