#182 - Church of St. John of God

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With the growth of Arroios north of Lisbon at the beginning of the 50s was necessary to establish new parishes. Only in Arroios in the census of 1950, had 70 966 souls. Cardinal Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lisbon, decreed the establishment of new parishes: Santa Joana Princesa, Santa Tereza, today Twelve Apostles, Holy Angel of Portugal, John the Evangelist and St. John of God, among others. Built without sacrifices of parishioners, the money came in substantial part, the compensation from the state for the demolition of the church at Relief in Martim Moniz.

António Lino was the architect chosen to take the project forward. Through its traces, Anthony Lino has reconciled the beauty with sobriety, the monumental with the functional. Still surrounding the work with names that are famous today in the recent history of Lisbon, Portugal. Names such as the engineer Richard Leopoldo da Mota, the sculptors Leopoldo de Almeida and Soares Branco, the ceramist Jorge Barradas and painter Domingos Rebelo.
At the time of construction, Anthony Lino explained his desire to bring the faithful of the altar, winning the compulsory removal that existed in relation to the assembly, which has been amended only a decade after the Second Vatican Council.
On March 8, 1953, Avenida of Rome, Square, London, with the blessing of Cardinal Cherry, was born a "giant parish".[*]

The entry of the main door is enriched with sculptures, laden with significance, the authors of the master Leopoldo de Almeida: Archangel San Rafael (which God healed) John of God (patron of hospitals and patients) and the apostle John the Evangelist, represented the eagle (one of the four evangelists).
The project's original church was amended to be greater rapprochement between the believers.
'Thus, the three ships converging on a common point that if you have found the tabernacle, tripled the desired approach, not far away in the last assistants, and benefiting all in the visibility and hearing A. Lino


#181 - Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima


The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima is located in the parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon.

Headquarters of the Lisbon Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, is a neo-Gothic Church whose heritage is made up of the most striking stained glass windows made by Almada Negreiros.

Located at Avenida de Berna, Lisbon, this church was designed by Prof. Arquitect Pardal Monteiro and forms part of the modernist movement in vogue at the time of its inauguration on 13 October 1938.


#180 - The new look of Glória Funicular II

Glória Funicular updated. You can see its previous grafittis here and here.


#179 - Police on Segway



#178 - Former Faculty of Dentistry in Lisbon...


... now abandoned!


#177 - The white City II

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#176 - Lisbon light

6:00pm today

Lisbon is known as the white city, the whiter city in Europe due to its brightness. And today I felt that!


#175 - Marquis of Pombal


Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Count of Oeiras, 1st Marquis of Pombal (in Portuguese, Marquês de Pombal, (13 May 1699 — 15 May 1782) was an 18th century Portuguese statesman. He was Minister of the Kingdom (the equivalent to a today's Interior Minister) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777. He was undoubtedly the most prominent minister in the government, and today he is usually considered to have been the de facto head of government. Pombal is notable for his swift and competent leadership in the aftermath of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In addition he implemented sweeping economic policies in Portugal to regulate commercial activity and standardize quality throughout the country. The term Pombaline is used to describe not only his tenure, but also the architectural style which formed after the great earthquake

The Pombaline Reforms were a series of reforms with the goal of making Portugal an economically self-sufficient and commercially strong nation, by means of expanding Brazilian territory, streamlining the administration of colonial Brazil, and fiscal and economic reforms both in the Colony and in Portugal.

During the Age of Enlightenment Portugal was considered small and lagging behind. It was a country of three million people in 1750; 200,000 people lived in the nation's 538 monasteries.[citation needed] The economy of Portugal before the reforms was a relatively stable one, though it had become dependent on colonial Brazil for much of its economic support, and England for much of its manufacturing support, based on the Methuen Treaty of 1703. Even exports from Portugal went mostly through expatriate merchants like the English Port wine shippers and French businessmen like Jácome Ratton, whose Memoirs are scathing about the efficiency of his Portuguese counterparts. The need to grow a manufacturing sector in Portugal was made more imperative by the excessive spending of the Portuguese crown, the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, the expenditures on wars with Spain for Brazilian territory, and the exhaustion of gold mines and diamond mines in Brazil.[1]

His greatest reforms were however economic and financial, with the creation of several companies and guilds to regulate every commercial activity. He demarcated the region for production of port, to ensure the wine's quality; his was the first attempt to control wine quality and production in Europe. He ruled with a heavy hand, imposing strict laws upon all classes of Portuguese society, from the high nobility to the poorest working class, and via his widespread review of the country's tax system. These reforms gained him enemies in the upper classes, especially among the high nobility, who despised him as a social upstart.

Further important reforms were carried out in education by Melo: he expelled the Jesuits in 1759, created the basis for secular public primary and secondary schools, introduced vocational training, created hundreds of new teaching posts, added departments of mathematics and natural sciences to the University of Coimbra, and introduced new taxes to pay for these reforms. [*]


#174 - Building at Rua braancamp


This building is in the oposite side of the street from the one in the previous post. It is not beautiful or nice but I liked the way the photo came.


#173 - Edifício Heron Castilho

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#172 - Red Alert

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Rua Braancamp today at lunch time was virtually deserted because of the heat which was felt, and the red alert given by the authorities.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can lead to acute and chronic problems, with serious effects on health, particularly of the skin, eyes and immune system. In this context, in regions with very high rate, between 8 and 10, it is recommended the use of sunglasses with UV protection, hat, T-shirt, umbrella, sunscreen and avoid exposure of children to the sun. When the index is equal to or greater than 11, the recommendations seek to avoid as much as possible exposure to sun and to take rest at home.
The district of Lisbon was today in the red level, the first and most dangerous of a scale of three, defined under the Plan Contingency for waves of heat. This level is very high temperatures that can bring serious problems to health.


#171 - Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

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Completely refurbished and redesigned, Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa is one of the most recognized icons in Lisboa. Its great location in one of the city’s most prestigious business districts allows you to explore and connect to our wonderful city. Fabulous shopping, theatres, art museums, and nightlife in the surrounding area are just a short walk away.
Only 15 minutes from Lisbon’s International Airport and the hotel is easily accessible by train, bus, subway, or car. [*]


#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!


#167 - Trip over the Tagus River

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"The 25th of April Bridge, also known as Bridge over the Tagus (Ponte sobre o Tejo), was inaugurated in 1966 with the name “Salazar Bridge”, the dictator who had it built. It was later renamed to commemorate the “Carnation Revolution” that happened on the 25th of April 1974. This was a day of "bloodless revolution." In the Carnation Revolution, the soldiers placed carnations in the muzzles of their rifles as they led the revolt against the world's longest dictatorship. This suspension bridge is very similar in appearance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is 2.278km long and leaves Lisbon at high level above Alcântara and makes landfall at Almada on the southern bank of the river. Particularly busy during weekends, traffic jams can be avoided by taking the recently-built Vasco da Gama bridge or leaving your car on a parking lot and taking the train that passes on the under side of the bridge since 1999. "
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In the last photo you can see the missing Whell that Sailor Girl have been blogging about!


#166 - TMN Building

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The tmn was founded on March 22, 1991 and is the operator of mobile communications, Portugal Telecom group. Company pioneer in the Portuguese market, first with an analog network and later with a GSM digital network, launched on April 21, 2004 the third generation UMTS mobile phone technology. Innovation and customer orientation are the main lines of action of tmn. Technological innovation, innovation in providing products and services and an attitude of the customer orientation achieved by the continuous diversification of solutions to the needs of each and every one, for all kinds of use of phone, personal or professional. The reward this attitude is the increasing number of customers. Since 1997, TMN is the market leader, a situation consecutively preserved and strengthened. With 16 years of activity, the TMN is now more than 5.7 million customers.



#164 - My Neighborhood XI

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Sete Rios Railway Station.


#163 - My Neighborhood X

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Today I took the adventure to go to the south side of the limits of the neighborhood where there are only viaducts and usualy we just pass by car. In the first picture you can see the Águas Livres Aqueduct, but I was a surprise that I could see Tagus Bridge from this poins of the city.

In the two following pictures you can see the neighborhood of Campolide and the Amoreiras Towers.

The Águas Livres Aqueduct (Portuguese: Aqueduto das Águas Livres, pron. IPA: [ɐkɨ'dutu dɐʃ 'agwɐʃ 'livɾɨʃ], "Aqueduct of the Free Waters") is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km.
The city of Lisbon has always suffered from the lack of
drinking water, and King John V decided to build an aqueduct to bring water from sources in the parish of Caneças, in the modern municipality of Odivelas. The project was paid for by a special sales tax on beef, olive oil, wine, and other products.
Construction started in 1731 under the direction of
Italian architect Antonio Canevari, replaced in 1732 by a group of Portuguese architects and engineers, including Manuel da Maia, Azevedo Fortes and José da Silva Pais. Between 1733 and 1736, the project was directed by Manuel da Maia, who in turn was replaced by José Custódio Vieira, who would remain at the head of the project until around 1747.
José Custódio Vieira conceived the centerpiece of the aqueduct, the arches over the Alcantara valley, completed in 1744. A total of 35 arches cross the valley, covering 941 m. The tallest arches reach a height of 65 m, and many are pointed, reminiscent of arches in
Gothic style. It is considered a masterpiece of engineering in the Baroque period.
In 1748, although the project was still unfinished, the aqueduct finally started to bring water to the city of Lisbon, a fact celebrated in a commemorative arch built in the Amoreiras neighbourhood. From this period on, construction was overseen by other architects, including Carlos Mardel of
Hungary and others. During the reigns of José I and Maria I, the network of canals and fountains was greatly enlarged.
The Mãe d'Água (Mother of the Water)
reservoir of the Amoreiras, the largest of the water reservoirs, was finished in 1834. This reservoir, with a capacity of 5,500 m³ of water, was designed by Carlos Mardel. It is now deactivated and can be visited as part of the Museu da Água (Water Museum).[*]


#162 - The new look of Glória Funicular

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You can see it here, months ago when they erase an older grafitti.


#161 - Tagus view from Chiado

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#160 - My Neighborhood IX

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The first terrace you see is from "Petit Restaurant", a litle cafee that is open until late and is very pleasant in the summer. Next you have the Italian restaurant "Casa Mia" of very good quality. The wall you see next to Casa Mia belongs to "Corinthia Lisboa Hotel". This is one of the views I can get when I leave home.



#158 - Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill ...

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I'm not homophobic and I hope that they arent too! LOL


#157 - My Neighborhood VII

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I like to leave home every day and see this advert :)