Meet Belém’s (or St. Vincent’s) Tower. “It’s a fortified tower in the [borough of Belém,] municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. The tower […]
Really looking forward for a sunny day… Did a set of castle photos over the weekend and the light was quite dull… Tried to save some with B&W conversion…
One of the outputs from my visit to Cardiff Castle…
Detail of the Portuguese pavilion at Expo 98 Lisbon area and the way the notorious cover is “stitched” to the side structure. Visit recommended; standing under the cover structure is quite impressive and overwhelming.
A partial view from old buildings in down town Lisbon. Considering their location and the 1755’s earthquake / tsunami it’s an educated guess to place their build date around late XVIII, early XIX century.
This one brings me to an old Blake & Mortimer sci-fi comic book. At any moment this evil alien weapon will disintegrate us.
This is the Tagus power station. It was thermoelectric with coal as fuel and it supplied electricity to Lisbon from 1909 until 1951, but acting as a backup until 1972. It’s placed right next to the river and is now a museum about electricity production history.