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Sheer Luck

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Anecdote / Architecture / Landscape / Seascape / Travel

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 […]

Power Station

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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.