Thursday, January 12, 2012

Santa Cruz street and steps

This is a typical looking street sign here in Portugal.  It's beautiful.  It's made of glazed tiles and I imagine that these street signs are hand-made.  So lovely.  The downside is that these are all placed on walls and the sides of buildings. They are not on every corner and are often not easy to spot.  It's really difficult to know the names of streets here and people use landmarks when giving directions. (Go up 2 blocks and turn left at the pharmacy . . .)

Anyway, this street sign was at the top of a pair of "city" steps which lead to a small street.

The translation for the street sign is "Santa Cruz street and steps".