utorok, 6. septembra 2011

Lisbon from a different angle





Lisbon is situated on the north banks of the River Tagus and his charm exists in its strong links to the past. A city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its cobble-stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover

But the best way to discover Lisbon is to get lost in its narrow streets and up and down roads! Every narrow street will tell you a different story and every story will reach to your heart easily.
When tired of sight-seeing, shopping in Lisbon will take all your tiredness away.

Finally I recommend visiting the Expo center and “Oceonário”. The Oceanarium is not only Portugal's largest indoor aquarium -- but it's Europe's as well. Exhibits correspond to different oceans, including the Tropical Indian, the Temperate Pacific, Antarctic, North Atlantic, as well as the Global Ocean…

104 komentárov:

  1. It sure sounds very intriguing...I envy you for the time being...at least till I could visit the marvelous place...:)

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  2. Reminds me of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer in Rio?

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  3. Oh the details...what a wonderful work of architecture...

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  4. Very nice place to relax with a strong good cup of cafe...
    The photo has an excellent visual effect and the tall tree is just as unique.

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  5. Thanks for sharing my dear...I've enjoyed browsing your photos.
    Hugssss

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  6. Always love traveling with you rphotos!

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  7. I think Christopher Columbus discovering

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  8. Dear Viera, I think Lisboa is wonderful, hope to go there one day.
    You get very good ones pics, really lovely ones.
    I love the portuguese music, as Fado.
    Thanks this post was great. hugss.ivonne

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  9. That place on a sunny day must be heaven :)

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  10. I'm sorry but it has nothing to do with Columbus. Although Columbus had been married to a Portuguese woman and lived in Portugal for seven years, he had never been engaged in the Portuguese discoveries, despite having made a proposal to sail to the east by going west. However, his proposal was rejected by the then Portuguese king. The photo shows the so-called Discoveries Monument that celebrates the Portuguese discoveries.

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  11. Yes it does. Actually, it was inspired by the colossal Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro, but it's much smaller.

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  12. Very nice photo report of your stay in Lisbon. All photos are good and depicting very well some corners of Lisbon and its surroundings. You did capture the atmosphere of the city in a way that very few foreign visitors would do in a few days' stay. Thanks, Viera, for sharing on here a bit of your stay.

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  13. Wow... that's Santa Justa Lift, one of Lisbon's best-loved landmarks. This structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, explaining the structure's similarities to Paris' Eiffel Tower), to connect downtown to the highest area of Lisbon. Originally powered by steam, it is 45 meters (147ft) high, and remains an interesting example of post-Eiffel iron architecture.

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  14. Dear Eliane...Welcome on my page
    and many thanks for your comments...
    Glad you like it as well...
    Hugs

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  15. Oh yes...The palace Monserrate in Sintra with the beautiful park is really amazing...

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  16. Welcome Maria...I'm glad you like it...

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  17. I like this statue very much as well...

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  18. Like to be in Paradise, Maria, definitely...

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  19. Jerónimos Monastery is an prime example of Manueline architecture...
    In 1496, King Manuel I asked the pope for permission to build a great monastery in thanks to the Virgin Mary for Vasco de Gama's successful voyage to India. The request was granted and construction began on the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos on January 6, 1501.
    The 1755 earthquake damaged the monastery but thankfully did not destroy it.

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  20. The Pousade de Queluz in Sintra, D. Maria I, is a historic luxury hotel located in the building formerly used by the Royal Guard of the Court in the Palace of Queluz, known as the "Portuguese Versailles".

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  21. The Pousade de Queluz in Sintra, D. Maria I, is a historic luxury hotel located in the building formerly used as a church by the Royal Guard of the Court in the Palace of Queluz, known as the "Portuguese Versailles".

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  22. Discoveries Monument, built on the north bank of the Tagus River in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

    It represents a three-sailed ship ready to depart, with sculptures of important historical figures such as King Manuel I carrying an armillary sphere, poet Camőes holding verses from The Lusiads, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and several other notable Portuguese explorers...

    The only female is queen Felipa of Lancaster, mother of Henry the navigator, the brain of the discoveries...

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  23. We were really sitting there for a cup of coffee ...:-)

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  24. Thank you for your visit Maria...I'm glad you to enjoy it...

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  25. It is also my pleasure Danny...Hugs

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  26. Thank you Ivonne...I like it as well...

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  27. Dear Ivonne,

    that was my third visit of Lisbon and I can highly recommend you to travel there...I'm sure that it is so many beautiful places there what I didn't see yet...

    Thank you for your visit...

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  28. Lisbon is already known for its natural and man-made viewpoints from where you can admire the beauty of the city... the place from where you can get bird’s-eye views will be from the top of the city’s triumphal arch ...

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  29. Jeronimos Monastery is Vasco da Gama's resting place too...

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  30. Yes, definitely...Săo Vicente de Fora Monastery is really an exceptional 16th century monument ...

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  31. Absolutely true...Thank you for your visit Kristina...

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  32. Thank you Belita very much for helping me with guiding... I know the native people are for it the best...Mainly I'll thank you for a beautiful atmosphere and your lovely hospitality in this beautiful city...To see Lisbon with your help is really heavenly...

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  33. It is also one of my favourites ...

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  34. it was very amazing to visit the Oceonario...

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  35. thank you dear Nancy for your visit and your lovely comments...

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  36. Lisbon's icon Belem Tower was built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor, but in the old time the Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery...I LIKE IT VERY MUCH...

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  37. The 25 de Abril Bridge is based on the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge and were built by the same company...I agree fully with you...

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  38. it is really beautiful view from the top of the triumphal arch ...

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  39. The city's triumphal arch has really a nice old clock with filigreed stone reliefs on the Rua Augusta side of arch...

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  40. That's Santa Justa Lift which captured your attention...

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  41. Thank you dear Regina...I like the double level cloisters arches...really very nice architecture...

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  42. The monastery is known as a fine example of the Manueline style after King Manuel I, characterised by the richly detailed stone carving and Gothic, Italian and Spanish influences...

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  43. The cathedral is Lisbon's oldest building ... was built by Portugal's first king on the site of an old mosque in 1150 for the city's first bishop, the English crusader Gilbert of Hastings. ..

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  44. Sintra’s allure is about dipping into its decorated past. The carriage suits very much to the residence of the Dutch consul, from 18th century. Now it is the hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais ...

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  45. :-)... thank you very much dear Regina for your visit and lovely comments......

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  46. Very beautiful pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I'm very glad you like it Jihem...Thanks for your visit...

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  48. Hello,

    I've written a poem in Portuguese, and I am looking for an image to decorate it. May I use this one? picture credits will be given where it is so used =)

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  49. VIERA,
    I love my city of Lisbon where I live.
    All your pictures are beautiful.
    Thanks for this nice album of photos.
    Hugs and kisses from Portugal.
    VITOR

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  50. Vitor,

    I love your city as well , due to
    I visited Lisbon many times.
    But what is the best, that is
    - I've had always the best guide ,
    my dear friend Belita...

    Happy 2012

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  51. but I love Portugal as well...

    Lisbon is really amazing city...

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  52. This looks like our Golden Gate Bridger here in san francisco. Lovely.

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  53. Because of being a cable-stayed bridge and its similar coloring, due to it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA. The similarity is really very hight... In fact, it was built by the same company (American Bridge Company) that constructed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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  54. i see.. it's beautiful. thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

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