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 30, 2007

Galerias Romanas

The Roman Galleries in downtown Lisbon were only discovered after the great 1755 earthquake. They are opened to the public just once a year because they’re permanently submerged and the absence of water for a longer period could affect their stability. The access is done precisely in the middle of the street with the trams passing in both directions. The galleries (dated from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AC) are considered part of a “criptopórtico”, underground galleries built in unstable lands to support the main buildings and also used as temporary storage.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Praça dos Restauradores

Restauradores Square, along with Rossio, is the heart of the city downtown. A few days ago, I went there and found this CTT ad about their campaign "Descubra um novo mundo" (Discover a new world) very curious. CTT is the Portuguese postal service company.

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