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, May 27, 2007

Rock in Rio Lisboa: One year from now

Rock in Rio was created by Roberto Medina. The event had 3 editions in Brazil (1985, 1991 and 2001) and was then named Rock in Rio for a Better World. The name was due to the fact that some of its revenue was used in social projects in Rio de Janeiro.
When Roberto Medina decided to bring the festival to Europe, Portugal was the natural choice and, just before Euro 2004, we had the 4th edition: Rock in Rio Lisboa. In 2006 we had the 5th edition and today, the countdown to Rock in Rio Lisboa 2008 started with a fantastic fireworks show that ended with a 2Km waterfall fireworks.

The begin

The waterfall very beginning

The waterfall vanishing

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rua do Loreto

This is Rua do Loreto, just next to the Camões Square (on the left). To the right there’s Bairro Alto, one the most animated districts of the Lisbon night with lots of great restaurants (with or without Fado) and Bars for every taste.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Maternidade Dr Alfredo da Costa

A Maternity Hospital might seem a strange post but a few days ago, I was walking down the Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue and, although I know the place for “centuries” (my sister was born there), I noticed how nice that building is. The Maternity was inaugurated in 1932 and was built over an old temple. About 6000 lisboners give birth there every year.

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