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, February 25, 2007

Panteão Nacional

The Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th century monument converted into the National Pantheon in the 20th century. The construction of the current building began in 1681 and it substituted previous collapsed churches dedicated to Saint Engrácia (a martyr of the city of Braga). When João Antunes, the royal architect, died in 1712, King D.João V concentrated his efforts in the Convent of Mafra and the church was left unfinished until the 20th century (the dome was added in 1966). This is the reason why the expression "Obras de Santa Engrácia" (Saint Engrácia's works) became a Portuguese synonym for long unfinished works. The personalities buried here include the Presidents Manuel de Arriaga, Teófilo Braga, Sidónio Pais and Óscar Carmona, writers Almeida Garrett and Guerra Junqueiro and fado singer Amália Rodrigues. There are cenotaphs to Luís de Camões, Nuno Álvares Pereira and Vasco da Gama, among others. This picture of the Phanteon dome was taken from Portas do Sol Square in Alfama in a July afternoon.

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Friday, February 09, 2007


This could be Lisbon by Night but, unfortunately, has nothing to do with it. This is how I'm feelling in this sad day in which my dear good friend and colleague José Morais passed away.
May he rest in peace.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Praça do Município

The Praça do Município is a downtown square where the city hall is located (not visible in the picture). In the center of the square there's an XVIII century pillory of unknown author.

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