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Friday, July 15, 2011

Lisboa Architecture

Pictures of buildings, a fountain and the Elevador de Santa Justa. 

This photo is along the street above FNAC.  On our right is a shopping center.  On the left is a little ice cream/yogurt/gelado store that was doing massive business.  The walkway above goes from the Elevador de Santa Justa to street level on the left of the picture.  They actually cut a gap in the building on the left to put the walkway in. 

The Elevador de Santa Justa lifts you 47 meters high, just off Rossio Square. 

Fountain in praca Rossio (Rossio Square).  

Pink building, also known as the Biblioteca Municipal Centro (Central Municipal Library).  

Overhead lintel.  

I believe this is the same building, else it is next door.  These are close to Campo Pequeno.  If I remember right, this building had a sign on it identifying it as having won an architectural award around 100 years ago.  

And once more into the lurch, the top of the Elevador with people looking out from the viewing platform.  When I first traveled to Lisbon, I was told that Eiffel had designed it, but on later visits it came out that Carmo, a student of Eiffel's had designed it.  The walkway pictured above exits to the right of this picture, and is hidden by the building on the lower right. 

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