Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Exploring Lisbon / 25 de Abril Bridge

1. Photos Below is the 25 de Abril Bridge

When i first glance the 25 de Abril Bridge, i thought i was in San Francisco. The bridge looks exactly the same to that of the Golden Gate. That's why it is often compared to it.

Facts:

* 25 de Abril Bridge - is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon to the  municipality of Almada.
*It was built by American Bridge Company. The same company that constructed the San Francisco Bay Bridge not the Golden Gate Bridge.
*It has a total lenght of 2,277 m making it the 21 largest suspension bridge in the world.
* In 1974 25 de Abril Bridge was change to Salazar Bridge.


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The popular tram 28 passes through the oldest quarters are still the best way to reach the top of the steepest hills around Lisbon.
Photo was taken in Rossio Square the busiest and liveliest square in Lisbon. The photo above is a baroque fountain, there were two of these standing opposite each other which added to the whole beauty of the square.
 Elevador de Santa Justa or  Santa Justa Lift also known as the Elevator of Carmo is one of Portugal's best landmark. It was originally powered by steam. It is 45 meters (147ft) high and can carry a maximum of 25 passengers for 2.80 euro cost.
designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of the great iron craftsman Gustave Eiffel

Read more at: http://www.lisbonweekendguild.com/lisbon-sights/Elevador_Santa_Justa.html
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designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of the great iron craftsman Gustave Eiffel

Read more at: http://www.lisbonweekendguild.com/lisbon-sights/Elevador_Santa_Justa.html
Copyright © LisbonWeekendGuild.com
designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of the great iron craftsman Gustave Eiffel

Read more at: http://www.lisbonweekendguild.com/lisbon-sights/Elevador_Santa_Justa.html
Copyright © LisbonWeekendGuild.com


The Santa Justa Lift was designed by Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard, Gustave Eiffel apprentice that's why the structure's has similarities to Paris' Eiffel Tower. The Elevator connects from downtown to Bairro Alto.


Baroque fountains in Rossio Square - Baixa


Baroque fountains in Rossio Square - Baixa. The building behind the fountain is the Dona Maria II National Theater, a monumental neoclassical building built in the 1840s and crowning the pediment is a statue of playwright Gil Vicente.



Statue of King Jose I showing him on horseback, wearing his emperor's mantle, measuring 14 meters in height.

Arch de Triumph


Terreiro do Pa├žo or The Palace Square  is the place where the royal palace stands where the royal family  used to live. Because of the earth quake the palace was damaged and so the royal family transferred in Belem.




Portuguese sweet bread, this bread is only available during Easter.


Rossio Square

Baroque fountains in Rossio Square - Baixa. The building behind the fountain is the Dona Maria II National Theater, a monumental neoclassical building built in the 1840s and crowning the pediment is a statue of playwright Gil Vicente.



The 27 meters in height Dom Pedro IV monument is consists of pedestal and marble, allegories of Justice, Wisdom, Strength, and Moderation, qualities attributed to him.


King Jose I statue

A unique souvenir shop in Lisbon, there are faces of famous people around the globe.


It's freakin hot in Lisbon so in most places they have this cute Ice cream shop

 One of the street in Baixa District

Preparing for the procession during the Lenten season.

Santa Justa Lift

A very unique house design and deceiving as  well at first i thought they are real people when u look at it from a far and turns out not so as the windows and doors.


One of the subway route

I photograph this one coz it catches my attention,  the whole side of the building was covered with this painting.




One of the famous sea foods restaurant in Lisbon, the place where i had more than a kilo crab all by myself heheheh!









14 comments:

  1. Nice. Thanks for posting the pics of these great structures. :D

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  2. Wow. Ibang level naman pala itong mga travels mo, pang-international! I'm sure you'd experience traveling solo someday--with the wodnerful places bah naman in this country! :)

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  3. yes, another post on Portugal. it makes me really want to visit Lisbon soon. hopefully i could find a reason though other than checking the places you have been haha

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  4. If I would go to Europe, Lisbon would be included in my itinerary.

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  5. you have very beautiful travel photos :)
    the building with the painting looks very visually rich :)

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  6. Wow, you've captured the beauty and timelessness of the place with your photos.:)

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  7. I just love European architecture.

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  8. It sure looks like the Golden Gate Bridge! I'd love to visit Europe someday too!!! ...

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  9. the pictures of the coins reminded me of Nicholas Sparks' novel "Dear John"

    :)

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  10. Beautiful suspension bridge,
    and every photo a taker..
    though they have similarity, lets take into consideration that this bridge has its own character though they may look similar to that one in San Francisco.

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  11. i wanted to ride a tram as well very soon! somewhere in the country! xx

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  12. The fountain is so lovely! But, Louis Vuitton caught my attention :)

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  13. Beautiful Germany, indeed. I have never set foot in that country but have seen loads of movies shoot in Germany. Beautiful buildings, relaxing coffee shops, not too busy streets. I want to go there someday. Will add it to my wishlist :D

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