It seems we pronounce most European cities wrong in the states. I guess it happens to some American cities as well though.
I believe Portual´s glory days have past. There is still a lot of history to learn about. Lisbon is beautiful in it´s own way. I particually loved the view from above at the castle fortress.
(sadly missing Andrew in pic)
Alfama area is full of narrow windy little walkways that lead to squares and water fountains.