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Amazing photo of “Ponte Vasco da Gama” in Lisbon! via BlogTwistedSifter.

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THE LONGEST BRIDGE IN EUROPE

 

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Photograph by F Mira

 

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon’s other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.

Construction began on February 1995; the bridge was opened to traffic on 29 March 1998, just in time for Expo 98, the World’s Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to…

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Sneakers washed well earned gossip, sorry, rest ;)

“Santa Catarina”, Lisbon
The lady and cute dog relax at her home little balcony, after the domestic labor, at one of the most typical neighborhoods of historic capital center. 

A senhora e o seu engraçado cão, descansam na pequena varanda, depois das tarefas domésticas, num dos bairros mais típicos do centro histórico da capital. 

Between the “Rua da Bica”, where the famous “Bica” Elevator passes for more than a century (it’s a National Monument since 2002) and the magnificent viewpoint known as “Miradouro do Adamastor”,  a mythical sea monster from the epic Portuguese poem “Os Lusiadas”, by our beloved poet Luís de Camões. Nearby the brilliant building of Pharmacy Museum, “5000 years of history”.

Entre a Rua da Bica, onde há mais de um século passa o famoso Elevador, que é Monumento Nacional, desde 2002 e o Miradouro do Adamastor, o monstro mítico de “Os Lusíadas”, do nosso amado poeta Luís de Camões. Perto, o Museu da Farmácia, “5000 anos de história”.

“Adamastor” and the sudden ball or “mith vs life”!?!

O Adamastor e   a súbita bola ou   “mito vs vida”!?!

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PS: Permission of lady to publish / Autorização da senhora para a publicação.


Beauty & strength United – the Portuguese Way!

Beauty & strength United - the Portuguese Way!

Austerity Protests in Lisbon, last September.


Finally, Lisbon!!!

“Yes, but… not so close, please.” 😉
The boat is arriving the dock “Alcântara”, one of the three cruise ship docks at the Port of Lisbon – Bridge over the Tagus River, “Ponte 25 de Abril” in the background. Welcome and enjoy! 

“Sim, mas por favor, não tão perto.”
O barco está a chegar à doca de Alcântara, uma das três no Porto de Lisboa que acolhem paquetes cruzeiro. Bem-vindos!