One of Lisbon's most enchanting aspects (and it has many!) are its lovely streetcars, which have been rattling through it's windy hills since the 19th century. The originals--imported from the US, and called, appropriately, "americanos"--are now protected in Lisbon's Public Transport Museum; however, those still in use retain a very distinctive old-world charm.
Here are a few pictures of these wonderful machines:
One of the "elevators" at rest. These types of trams (there are 2 or 3, I think) spend the whole day moving in a straight line: Up. Down. Repeat.
Another "elevator", at the height of it's...
A sticker on a pole way over on the other side of downtown in the city of Weastmount declares "this pole ate shit and puked trying".
Corner is ave des Pins & ave du Parc, McGill Ghetto, Plateau, Montreal