Try the following exercise: Walk around a neighborhood, and look for beautiful objects. Because every neighborhood has beauty, if you know where to look. You could walk around your own neighborhood, or someone else's; it doesn't matter.
These pictures were taken in the generally non-descript neighborhood around São Domingos de Benfica. I'd never given much though to Benfica, until I ended up there for half a month. Now I see it in a new light. It's not on the tourist track, and there are reasons for this. But, the more I looked, the more I saw.
A fountain, off of what has to be one of Lisbon's ugliest streets. Traditional buildings, a traditional street lined with identical houses. And, high off of the main road, a park with an azulejo-covered mansion.
Now, I'm looking forward to one day going back and seeing it again. If you had told me before, that I would one day have Benfica on my Lisbon list of places to go, I would not have believed you.
Here, a photo of Estrada da Benfica. All of the photos were taken on or (in the case of the fountain) very near this road.