Shoe left y the Tagus river in Lisbon

A spare shoe

Shoe left y the Tagus river in Lisbon

We walked past the vast plaza in Lisbon where the royal palace stood before the earthquake of 1755. In front of it is the Tagus river. A ramp leads up from it to the square. Once upon a time, visiting dignitaries would descend from their boat and walk up these steps to the palace. Much has passed in Portugal and the world since then. A spare shoe left to the river is a mundane reminder of constant change.

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