20/05/2008

#141 - Marquês de Pombal square, now and at 1930

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(foto enviada por mail-autor desconhecido)

This square is a challenge for any driver. If you don't have much experience as a driver, after passing through the roundabout of the Pombal Marquis Square you will feel ready for almost anything!The Pombal Marquis Square is located between the Liberty Avenue and Eduardo VII garden. In the centre of this square rises the splendid monument to Pombal, the man who was in charge of Lisbon's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake. On this monument, the marquis stands on top of the column with his hand on a lion(symbol of power) overlooking his masterpiece: downtown Lisbon. Directly connected to his life, this monument counts on references to Pombal's reforms in education, politics and agriculture and to the moment that changed his life - again the 1755 earthquake, represented by broken blocks of stone and tidal waves flooding into the city. [*]

8 comments:

George Townboy said...

Amazing and gorgeous!! I love these kinds of monuments ... and you did a fantastic job presenting it!!

BTW, I could drive that blindfolded!! LOL ... j/k

evlahos said...

very beautiful captures and history lessons

Uma por Dia said...

George: I will remember that. Lisbon have Lots os it!

Thank you Evlahos!

quinttarantino said...

I shall pay to see George driving there blindfolded ...

Grandes momentos e com um pouco de história.

cocabixinhos said...

Agora com os semáforos e o tunel a coisa não estaria tão mal não foram os taxista. Hoje passei lá duas vezes e sem trânsito o susto ainda é maior!

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Conheço esse caminho.
sempre que vou para o Aeroporto, passo por aqui.
Adorei conhecer a história da praça.

bjs.

JU Gioli

Sailor Girl said...

Post espectacular! É por causa desta rotunda que não me aventuro a tirar a carta! LOL!

Daniel J Santos said...

Excelentes momentos, mais um bocado de Lisboa, mais umas belas imagens.