Lisbon Weekly Photo

The idea came up after visiting several “DailyPhoto” sites, particularly the one from Paris, which is my other favorite city. Since LisbonDailyPhoto was getting posts very irregularly, I decided to create this place. Although my skills and my Exilim Z110 are very limited, I hope to deserve your visit. Please leave your comments (any comments) so I can improve.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Lisbon in September

This was a really special weekend. So many things were happening at the same time in the city that I didn't know what to post. I must say I had never experienced such great atmosphere in Lisbon as in this September.

We're having the second edition of the Luzboa Light Biennale with urban art interventions and lots of cultural events in public space. Here we have São Carlos Square in green and Camões Square in red.

Today the VII edition of Half Marathon of Portugal took place. As usual, it started in the middle of the Vasco da Gama Bridge with about 16000 participants and, as usual, the Kenyans didn't give a chance.

The European Heritage Journeys are also organizing lots of initiatives but unfortunately didn’t manage to attend any (see LDPs post).

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Mark

The Portuguese Cardiology Society is promoting a campaign called The Mark to prevent cardiac diseases. There are 5000 paintings like this in sidewalks all over the country. Although Cancer and AIDS are more feared, cardiac disease is still the main cause of dead in western countries. From the beginning of the campaign (March 3rd) 19.100 persons died in Portugal of cardiac disease.
In The Mark is written: Don't be the next victim. Go to your doctor.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Praça de Figueira

Two nice Spanish tourists coming from nowhere and fooling around with the “photographer” in an end summer night at Praça da Figueira.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

José Alvalade Stadium

This post may seem a "bit" out of context so I hope the visitors can forgive me. Although I'm not even a fan of this team, it happens that I live nearby the Stadium and felt that tonight's fantastic atmosphere deserved a photo. The picture was taken 10 minutes from the end, when Sporting was beating Inter Milan by 1-0 for the Champions League. Anyway, that was the final score.
Now, allez Porto... allez Benfica...

José Alvalade Stadium is the new home of Sporting Lisbon. It hosted several Euro 2004 matches (including one semi-final - Portugal vs Netherlands) and the 2005 UEFA Cup Final. It has an all-seater capacity of 52.000 and incorporates a shopping center, a bowling alley, a multiplex cinema and restaurants.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Botanic Garden

Flowers... just flowers from Botanic Garden in this special day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Water Gardens & Camões Theater

The Water Gardens are one of the most pleasant spots in Parque das Nações (where the World-Wide Exhibition of Lisbon 1998 took place). The beautiful girl in the black dress is in a shooting session (with a real photographer). The big blue building in the back is the rear of the Camões Theater. It was built for the Expo98 and is now the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra home.

ps: Perhaps I’m speaking too much. The real picture should be this with the caption "Beautiful girl in shooting session at Water Gardens."