Lisbon fauna

2009 08 27_1445, upload feito originalmente por Coca Bixinhos.


Lisbon Mosque this morning

"The Mosque of Lisbon was built on the street to the Mosque, (Blue Neighborhood), near the Plaza of Spain.

It is kind of prayer room with oriental wide, dominated by a dome, and with Minarete ramp outside. It was built between 1979 and 1985 with the help of a large group of Islamic countries, the commitment of the Islamic community of Lisbon and the City of Lisbon which ceded the land. It also aims religious and social support to Muslims living, temporarily or permanently the area of the city. The mosque is for believers place of prayer and meditation individual and collective space and a much appreciated rest, peaceful coexistence and sharing society.

The Iberian Peninsula was Muslim territory since the seventh century until at least the sixth century, but in the south Islam remained longer, in some places by the end of the fifteenth century. Luxbuna, Lisbon Muslim, was conquered by Christians in 1147, but the community of believers was organized in Lisbon to the Moorish quarter of the sixteenth century around its two mosques and "Madrassa".

The influence of civilization and art in the Muslim way of being and living in Portugal and Spain was very deep and in many ways still remains. Islam currently has more than 950 million believers throughout the world, particularly in Asia (650 million) and Africa (270 million). "

Texts of Jose Luis de Matos published in the Guide to Temples, edition of the Lisbon City Hall with the National Center for Culture


Av José Malhoa


Hotel Real Palacio

Took these shots today morning while walking to work :)

Professional Review
Laid out in two separate structures connected by a terrace, this large-scale property feels like a small-scale operation. The marble-floored lobby where a lengthy reception desk can handle the crowds makes a fine first impression.
Dining on the ground floor consists of the substantial breakfast buffet and extends to all-day dining inside or on the garden terrace.
A fitness center caters to health buffs with a gym, sauna and steam room. Massage services can be arranged, and two meeting rooms accommodate small groups. Wireless high-speed Internet access is available throughout the public areas. A business center provides Internet-equipped computers for the self-sufficient. Those arriving in cars can park nearby.
Guest rooms offer frilly fabrics that grace the window panes, king or queen beds, and furnishings in coordinated patterns. Amenities in guest quarters include air conditioning, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable TVs, safes, minibars and phones. A pillow menu provides a choice of firmness for where guests lay their heads; sadly, there is no choice for the firm mattresses. Baths come with hair dryers, robes and slippers. Units with balconies are preferred.
A few rooms are set aside each for nonsmokers and disabled guests. Pets are not allowed. Room service delivers during regular hours.
Management takes pride in this operation, ensuring guests' comfort and placing this well-kept property at the top of Lisbon's list of high-end properties with the big brand names.

Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115, Lisbon, Portugal 1050-228
Phone: 351 21-319-9501
Email: realpalacio@hoteisreal.com
Web: http://www.hoteisreal.com


August Theme Day - Night

1. «One of us is gonna have to use the sidewalk.»

2. «Slowly now...»

3. «That wasn't so difficult was it?»

Autocarros 27 na Rua de São Bento
Bus 27 at S. Bento Street
Photos by João Quaresma

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