09/07/2009

The Cidade Museum sky watch




The Cidade Museum (City Museum) is situated in the lovely Pimenta Palace, in Campo Grande, on the northern side of the Portuguese capital: Lisboa. This Museum presents a rich collection, along with the also very rich history of Lisboa, comprising collections of archaeology, painting, drawing, ceramics, among many others that testify the town’s history since the remote pre-historical times up until the beginning of the 20th century. As the collection is installed in the beautiful Pimenta Palace, the visit includes the interior and the gardens of the palace. Some of the collection’s highlights are the Maquette of Lisboa city in 1750, five years before the big earthquake and tsunami of 1755 that destroyed the majority of the town; the documents of the construction time of the majestic Águas Livres aqueduct; or the piano where Alfredo Keil wrote the “Portuguesa”, the National hymn, among many other historical pieces. [*]


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21 comments:

Lara said...

good choice for the day!

Karen said...

Very cool shot !!!

I like how moody it feels..

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot! Perfect against the sky. The bird is such a great added touch! And thanks for the information, always makes the photos even more interesting.

Erin said...

so like this capture...the tile roofs against the moody sky. lovely.
have a good weekend.

clairz said...

Lovely photo. It's nice to read about your city. Thank you for sharing.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo for sky watch friday, it is interesting to see all the different places bloggers will take us to, always and adventure, thanks for sharing with us all.

Vita Stunder said...

I love the moody feeling in this shot.

Great photo for Skywatch!
Have a nice weekend :)

Tara R. said...

Beautiful architecture, I love the bell. Thanks for sharing the backstory of the museum and town too.

Dagrun said...

I've never been to Lisboa, but I would really love to go. Interesting to learn that you had a tsunami a long time ago too... Beautiful sky and architecture.

P-TER said...

Great shot!
Gr.
P-TER

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot and interesting info.
I am not home yet but hope to be on Monday. Just wanted to say HELLO!! MB

bettyl said...

Terrific photo and thanks for all the info. It's good to learn of other cultures.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely old world photo.

Ken Mac said...

love this shot. The bird looks like a spirit

J Bar said...

Good capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Excellent.

Arija said...

Beautiful photo with the bird in the sky, that lovely chimney and bell and the so typical roof tiles.

Anonymous said...

Indeed beatyful photos. The Museu da Cidade( City museum) has a big lack. Doenst reflect nothing about the material that has there. For example,there are there pictures of Lisbon(gravuras,?) of the 18 century after the big earthquake made by persons of another europeian contries that actualy havent been there. And so they represent Lisbon like a muslin camp ful of tents. No reflexion about this and about the influence in Europe in the ideia of God made by the earthquake.
Rino

Anonymous said...

dá -lhe gás! parabens.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice composition showing us details of the roof and capturing the seagull above.

Melusine said...

Interestig reading and great shot!