20/04/2008

#111 - Rua D Antão de Almada


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From the same place of the previous post but looking at the opposite side of the Theatre we find D. Antão de Almada street, parallel to Rossio. On the right side you can see the famous Ginginha and on the left the door of São Domingos Church with almost eight centuries of existence. The earthquake of 1755 shook not this monument, but in return the fire of 1959 destroyed most of what was beautiful. The place has always homeless "residents", some accompanied by their dogs.

11 comments:

Champ Townboy said...

This is a great series of photos that you have taken just for me, lol.

How are deliveries made on the street, and where do the residents park their cars?

Gwyn said...

Despite the fire, it still looks beautiful to me. It looks like a lovely place to take a stroll. It's nice to see the sunshine too.:)

Urang Awak said...

Wow such a beautiful city and long history to tell!

Thanks for visiting my DP ealier, Uma! It is rather hard now to keep posting a picture a day as the Summer is coming and the weather is getting warmer and hotter and less chance to go outside. I will try my best to get more pictures, BTw I do enjoy browsing your Lisboa DP, a beautiful city, for sure will be on my list in my future EURO trip. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Uma por Dia said...

Some streets in the heart of the city are closed to traffic (so good!) so that people can move. There may enter cars in the meantime to make deliveries, ambulances, etc. Residents park their cars in the back streets.

vero said...

oh, today is a beautiful day in Lisbona. You're very lucky!!

Uma por Dia said...

Vero: Is not so good time, in April it rains a lot here.
Does 15 minutes of sun and suddenly becomes dark and it rains 15 minutes too (and a lot) it is very triky to go outside.

andrée said...

Magnificent buildings. I had forgotten about the earthquake and will have to look it up again. the architecture, the language . . . it all takes me back to the wonderful days in the Azores

Uma por Dia said...

Lol Andrée! Here is a little bit larger than Azores :)

The D in D & T said...

These are so beautiful! And how civilised - no cars!! Love it.

Uma por Dia said...

LOL !!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Estas lindas fotos aumentam o meu desejo de conhecer Portugal! Muito bela arquitetura!