New destination today: the river!

tinyMovieStar loved it when she went to the beach, so today I decided to head for the river, that’s as close as it gets around here. The river is very wide, so she might not notice the difference.

On the way there we went down Avenida da Liberdade, home to all the fancy shops, while the next street over is home to all the less fancy ones.

All are closed now, so window shopping is all we get.

Praça da Figueira, Rua Augusta, usually bustling with locals and tourists, is empty. Same at Praça do Comércio, odd with almost no one around.

And we made it to the river. This is where tourists gathered for the sunset, with street musicians providing the soundtrack. Silence is all you get now. The whole area is cordoned off.

As you move away from the river, people start showing up.