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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2008 LISBON Photo Collection Continued

The first thread was getting a bit too busy with over 300 photos. Time to start a 2nd thread so all the photos loading won't crash your computers.

1st Thread : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=840680


359. St. George's Castle offers a beautiful panoramic view of Lisbon. It is one of many vantage points in Alfama that are well worth a visit.



360. If it weren't for the orange roofs, I would've thought this was San Francisco.











365. How many invaders successfully conquered Lisbon, with this huge fortress on watch?













371. Luckily, the skyscrapers are far away, not in the way of the old city.



372. Trying out my digital camera's zoom capabilities - not bad.







375. It's not all about views. The castle is open for visitors to explore the walls, towers, and everything else!

















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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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And this thread will be great, like the previous one
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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384. There are quite a lot of vantage points along the walls of St. George's Castle. Notice the bunch of trees in the middle of the picture? I showed some photos from that vantage point earlier.





































402. On the other side, the views are far more serene.





















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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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nice pics with less photos is better.. tks!
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Old May 17th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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413. Carmo Convent sits on the top of the hills overlooking Lisbon. The Great Earthquake left it in shambles, and is now a museum where visitors can see how glorious this place used to be. It's quite surreal walking along the 'insides', trying to imagine what the whole place used to look like.























































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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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Belém is a very short tram ride from Baixa. At first, I was surprised the guidebooks recommended this place as a day trip destination. I thought it was very much a part of today's modern Lisbon.

441. The tram dropped me off near this magnificent structure - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.









445. Like many historic buildings, the level of detail is significant.

















453. This looks a bit Gothic?

















461. Padrao dos Descobrimentos celebrates Portugal's glorious maritime history.











466. I believe these are salt waters? It didn't have the salt air smell at all.





468. Hey ... there are people at the top!













474. The view from the top is quite nice. Unlike the other vantage points around the historic centre, this one's views are quite fresh and different.



















483. I wish I landed in Lisbon during the day, so I could get some wonderful views of the cityscape.











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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:11 AM   #7
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So great!
A clean and tidy city!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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i hope you went to pasteis de belem and ate some pasteis de nata (aka pasteis de belem)

great photos!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 06:47 PM   #9
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489. I took many more photos of Belem. Now I descend from the Discoveries monument to explore a bit more.







492. A nice day fishing in the city.







495. Or ride a boat out to the open ocean for an even better fishing trip.





497. Torre de Belem is an interesting piece of architecture further down the road. Too bad the interior was closed.

























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Old May 24th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #10
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in summer you can visit Roman galleries of the Rua da Prata, that is a "city" under Lisbon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMvnD...eature=related

Baixa's Roman Galleries

The Roman Galleries in Rua da Prata, in Lisboa’s Baixa, open to the public only once a year, and may be visited generally during September.

The monument, rarely visible due to the accessibility conditions, is opened during the day, and visits are guided by properly trained professionals.
The place is flooded, hence around a month and a half of logistic and specialized work is needed in order to be possible to be visited.

Discovered during the reconstruction of the town after the great 1755 earthquake and tsunami, this structure would have been a cryptoporticus (dated from the Emperor August epoch (in between the 1st b.C and the 1st a.C centuries), contemporary to other great buildings of the town Olissipo (the Roman Lisboa).

Due to the big affluence of visitors to the visits, the admission line is closed at 3.30pm, to assure the entrance in the monument. The lines are usually huge, and you may take several hours to be able to get in.
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510. Belem also has an impressive Maritime Museum!





512. Let's enter the Age of Discovery!





514. One part of the exhibition includes a whole showcase of boats!











































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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:27 PM   #13
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Thanks for those photos about Lisbon!
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Old June 27th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #14
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551. In this last part of my great Lisbon tour, I return to Bairro Alto to explore the grit, the architecture, and the living neighbourhood.











556. Proportions make a world of a difference in people's perception of coziness. The buildings may look exactly the same, but the setting is extremely important. I would be far less impressed by this sight if the street was wider and had 4 lanes of traffic.









560. A fresh set of tiles and some paint will make this shine again.







563. Miradouro de Santa Catarina is another vantage point. This one faces the river towards the south.







566. Is that El Barto?



567. I love these rolling hill density settings. I saw plenty of those in San Francisco as well.



















576. Britney Spears was here? She couldn't spell her name?





























This concludes my Lisbon photo series. I love cities that have hills and water settings. I was quite amazed at the history, the grit, and the charm this place had to offer. The character is a lot different from other European cities I've been to, and even Macau, which was a former Portuguese colony steps away from my home base in Hong Kong. However, I did remark that Lisbon seemed poorer than its counterparts further north, but that did not stop me from having a great time.

I will keep updating the Sintra photo thread. I've some more left. In the meantime, stay tuned as I'm starting to post photos from Madrid, the next stop on my Euro 2008 tour.

Madrid - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=899888

My whole collection is on my website - http://www.globalphotos.org/lisbon.htm
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Amazing set of photos! You've definitely been around!

Ever been to Latin America?
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Amazing set of photos! You've definitely been around!

Ever been to Latin America?
Not yet .. a bit far to get there from Asia! A few friends did visit and they enjoyed it a lot!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #17
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hkskyline you always have nice set of photos! You definitely did very good in Lisbon.
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