16/06/2008

#168 - Detail of roof in Av da Liberdade

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Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) is an avenue in central Lisbon, in Portugal. It is located between Restauradores Square and the Marquis of Pombal Square.
The avenue was built between 1879 and 1882, modelled after the boulevards of Paris. Its creation was a landmark in the Northwards expansion of the city.
Many of the original buildings of the avenue have been replaced in the last decades by tall office and hotel buildings. Nowadays it boasts several interesting buildings that reflect Portuguese architecture from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries. Its pedestrian sidewalks and roundabouts are decorated with many monuments and statues. [*]
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Here is where I drink my cofee and spend my one hour and a half time Lunch!

12 comments:

George Townboy said...

Beautiful building! And what a fantastic place for coffee!! I love it. Order me a traditional coffee ... I'm on my way!! LOL

Awesome post!

Uma por Dia said...

With sugar or without it?

George Townboy said...

You're all the sugar I need, Honey! LOL

honey sweet sugar said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOLLL

quinttarantino said...

Eh lá ... isto vai por aqui uma intervenção açucarada!!
Noutros tempos dir-se-ia uma cantada, agora é uma brincadeira :)

Gostei da mansarda.

Sailor Girl said...

Hey! One of these days we shall meet there and have lunch under the trees, ok???

AUHgal said...

It looks so relaxing!

Uma por dia said...

Quintino: Sabe bem!! LOL

SAILOR: We will meet and make a picknick there like they use to in 1900!!

Auhgal: relaxing and poluted :)

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful area. I shall come for coffee too. MB

Sailor Girl said...

WE COULD ROAST A PORK ON THE GARDEN! LOOOL!!!

sonia a.m. said...

Que belo lugar para tomar um café e passar alguns momentos!

My Day said...

Oi, Bom dia.

By accident I came on your profile. I lived in Lisboa (rua Viana da Mota,Av. Infante Santo) and Rinchoa from 1956 - end of 1960. Was back once in 1978, never been able to return again. But Lisboa e no meu coracao para sempre. Does the pasteleria de Bijou at the av. da Liberdade still exist ?

If you want, mail me a franskebrouwers@gmail.com

Um abraco,

Franske, Holland