Figs and fig trees seem to be everywhere in Lisbon
Figs and fig trees seem to be everywhere in Lisbon
Figs grow everywhere in Portugal
Figs grow everywhere in Portugal

Here we are on the train outside of Lisbon on our way back from Sintra. You can see them growing in fields as we pass by.

 A good size fig tree growing near the overpass

A good size fig tree growing near the overpass

 Several fig trees growing along the fence line here.

Several fig trees growing along the fence line here.

 You can see several fig trees growing on the hills

You can see several fig trees growing on the hills

 These are growing here in a more urban environment along with some other crops.

These are growing here in a more urban environment along with some other crops.

 More fig trees growing along the fence in an open field.

More fig trees growing along the fence in an open field.

 This fig tree is in the University of Lisbon Botanical Garden however it’s not part of the display. It is growing out of a crack in a retaining wall. This is very common as we saw fig trees growing out of cracks in walls and rocky hills sides very often.

This fig tree is in the University of Lisbon Botanical Garden however it’s not part of the display. It is growing out of a crack in a retaining wall. This is very common as we saw fig trees growing out of cracks in walls and rocky hills sides very often.

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 Here you can see the roots growing in the soil in and behind the crack

Here you can see the roots growing in the soil in and behind the crack

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 This is a rather large fig tree growing out of a wall near Santa Apolónia, station about 30 feet in the air. We were on our way to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum). Portugal is know for it beautiful tile work. The museum has displays of centuries old tile. It also has a church with artifacts from many Saints; again centuries old.

This is a rather large fig tree growing out of a wall near Santa Apolónia, station about 30 feet in the air. We were on our way to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum). Portugal is know for it beautiful tile work. The museum has displays of centuries old tile. It also has a church with artifacts from many Saints; again centuries old.

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 Here you can see the substantial root and trunk structure

Here you can see the substantial root and trunk structure

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 This fig tree growing in the wall in the same area was much smaller that the first one.

This fig tree growing in the wall in the same area was much smaller that the first one.

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 This is a another large tree growing in the wall near the Santa Apolónia station

This is a another large tree growing in the wall near the Santa Apolónia station