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.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Chiado (enhanced)

After some friends contribution I've tried to enhance the Chiado photos.

Mannequin: Duplicate layer; Blend mode = multiply; Add Layer mask; Gradient tool from white to black starting at about the middle of the picture to bottom edge

Tuna: Duplicate layer; Blend mode = multiply (opacity = 30%); Crop

Sunday, October 22, 2006


The mannequin, at Benetton's 1st floor, attentively observes Chiado Square through the window. Chiado is one of the tourist’s favorite spots in Lisbon and the locals are rediscovering it too, now that the devastating fire of 1988 is forgotten. The statue of the XVI century poet Antonio Ribeiro (nickname Chiado) is partially visible. The churches of Loreto (on the right) and Nossa Senhora da Encarnação (left) are also visible as the Camões Square and his statue at the back.

In a rain pause (that keeps falling for an entire week) a Tuna Académica is getting ready for another song. Tuna is the Portuguese name for a students' musical group (nothing to do with fish).
As stated before, the blogger's skills with the camera are limited, so he welcomes suggestions on what he should've done to enhance the quality of these pictures. The first photo was taken in house and the different light conditions in and out made it harder. Although the second was taken outside, the church still has some sharpness problems.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Miradouro da Graça

This is a view from Miradouro da Graça right in the heart of the Graça district. This district was created after the 1755 earthquake with the extinction of the Santo André and Santa Marinha districts
The picture was taken last September while the second edition of the Luzboa Light Biennale was taking place, so some colored streets are noticeable.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5th, 1910

In the October 5th, 1910 a revolution deposed King Manuel II and established the Portuguese First Republic. In fact, it all started the day before in Loures when a group of 8 persons appointed by the people proclaimed the republic and hoist the Republican flag. The new green and red flag (the Republican colors) was created in that same year and replaced the two versions of the previous blue and white flags (here and here).

note: although it was only applied “auto levels”, after uploaded, the image shows some previously inexistent pixilated effect in both sizes.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Look up to the sky

The Lisbon city council organized, for the second year, the Mundial de Pirotecnia. This time at the Marina of Parque das Nações, Italy, Germany and United States of America had shown us their fireworks. Portugal (off competition) closed the show last Saturday. The winner of the competition was Germany that succeeded France, the winner of the first edition against Spain and Japan.