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And today...for the gentleman :)

Dave and Julie posted their visit Here, Go take a look :)


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For the ladys


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Blog day topic: The Tenin Technique



The Arco da Rua Augusta leading from Praca do Comercio to the Baixa's main, pedestrianised street.
The figures on the arch include Vasco da Gama and the Marques de Pombal

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Just a street lamp.


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Bookstore Diário de Notícias, Rossio. The façade is from 1938.


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Igreja do Carmo

This amazing gothic monument, or what's left of it, was founded by Nuno Álvares Pereira, the commander that became a member of the Carmelite Order. Its construction was finished in 1423 and was at that time the biggest church in Lisbon.

The ruins of the Carmo Church, left by the devastating earthquake in 1755, are best seen from the Baixa (downtown) especially from Rossio, from Graça or from St. George Castle. They represent centuries of history and is home to the Archaeological Carmo Museum.

In this museum there is a historical collection of inestimable value with pieces from prehistory to contemporaneity. So, make sure you go beyond the external wealth of these ruins and take a look inside for an enriching insight into the past! [*]


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People, pigeons and water at Rossio Square.


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Well...Rossio square again!


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Rossio Square


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   Rossio square

"Rossio is one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon. People pass here everyday, rushing for work, and hardly take the time to look around. It's not only the beautiful monuments and the fountains, or its fascinating history... Rossio is a living book.

Recently renovated, it hasn't lost any of its mysticism... Feel it around the D. Maria II National Theatre, where many plays were, and are, performed and seen by Kings and Queens, around the fountains used at the beginning of October to baptize the freshmen as they were about to enter the University -, around the cafes frequented by famous Portuguese personalities - like Cafe Nicola founded in 1929 - and yes, oh yes, smell it on freshly roasted chestnuts that have been sold in the Rossio Square for many many years.

In the middle of the square there's a statue of Dom Pedro IV and at its foot the four female figures representing Justice, Wisdom, Strength and Moderation, qualities attributed to Dom Pedro himself.
The originally called 'Dom Pedro IV Square', got the name Rossio from the local people and it's still today a traditional meeting point both for Lisboetas and visitors." [*]

Take a tour :)

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Rossio Square
Praça do Rossio

Take a google walk :)                                                                                


Theme day topic: Passageway


Passageway to the river

View of the Arch linking the Augusta Street and Commerce Square.

PS: Theme day should have been the Full Moon, don't you think?