Here we are on the Rua Augusta walking south towards the Commercial Square

It is sort of hard to imagine maybe, but this street was a major business center just a few decades ago. A street  which today  is nothing but a plain tourist strip with pedlers offering  all kind of junk produced  out in The Far East, where the Portugese  nation once were masters and rulers of colonies. Ruled  by  people who had their offices in this very street, bringing them enormous profits... over centuries... hmmm?...

"... and the times they are a changing."