National Geographic : 1965 Oct
Jam-packed cable car clacks over steep cobbled streets, bringing Lisboans downtown from Bairro Alto, the High Quarter. Its multistoried 17th-cen tury buildings were once the city's tallest. Explosion of colored paper festoons Lisbon's Alfama quarter for the Feast of St. Anthony, favorite saint of the city. Artful duck lamp will brighten the Moorish quarter at dusk. "Street of My Jealousies," sings a comelyfadista, Valentina Felix, lamenting unrequited loves and lost lovers. Melancholy strains of thefado, Portu gal's best-known song form, resound in late-at night cabarets like this club in the fashionable seaside resort of Estoril, near Lisbon.