Fruit and buyers in the narrow streets of the Bairro Alto district - or Upper City - the oldest of Lisbon's residential quarters. A local woman across the narrow, high-sided street, yawns while an orange and apple seller looks for her next customer on the cobbled lane.
Lisbon's Bairro Alto quarter is located above Baixa and developed in the 16th Century. Suffering very little damage in the earthquake of 1755, it remains the area of most character and renowned for its residential and working quarter for craftsmen and shopkeepers. At night, life takes on a different personality when bars and up until the 60s, prostitution gave the district a bad reputation in the past but nowadays tourists and the chic frequent its streets and traditional 'Fado' (classical Portuguese opera) bars.