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Walking down Rua Augusta to the Praça do Comércio (a praça refers to a open square). This is part of the Baixa area that was laid to waste by the earthquake of 1755. The Marquês de Pombal designed and had the Baixa rebuilt as a grid of streets. The Arco Triunfal or Triumphal Arch was errected in rememberance of the disaster.



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  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 25 Sep 2017, 00:55
I like how the trams share the mall with the pedestrians, Louis, and am reminded that this also occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
Louis: My hometown also had trams in some squares, but the trams have been discontinued somewhere in the 1960's.
I like the long view, Louis, a nice street scene.
Louis: Thank you, Frank. Busy they are.
Just wonderful! A lot to see in this great shot!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. They are busy, even at the late hour.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Sep 2017, 06:21
There is a glorious sense of perspective here Louis
Louis: Thank you Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Sep 2017, 06:38
That wonderful arch makes the street scene
Louis: That and the tram, thank you Lisl.
You sure get the sense of history and daily life in this image, Louis. So much to see....
Louis: It is one thing about Portugal - stooped in history.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Sep 2017, 07:46
Not often do we see a triumphal arch to commemorate a disaster Louis.
Louis: It must have been a sense of how the Lisboettas managed to overcome the impact of a major disaster. Normally, a triumphal arch commemorate the killing of enemy and own troops, plus whoever got in the way. More or less the same (lot of people died), so I thought.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Sep 2017, 07:52
Lisboa's former glory! A clasical composition! The earthquake of 1755 shaked the whole world then.
Louis: Thank you Philine. I think Lisboa is working hard at regaining it's good old days.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Sep 2017, 08:17
Jolie vue sur cette porte.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
A street I would enjoy walking down, the monument and arch are in perfect synchronisation with each other.
Louis: Many more great views to be had in this area, Brian.
This is a fine pic Louis. I like the idea of a triumphal arch to commemorate the triumph over a disaster rather than one celebrating going out and killing people
Louis: Thank you Bill. That is the way my thought lines goes about the arch as well.
I guess these are all new buildings by European standards - but not by mine. They look very old.
Louis: They date from just before 1800, Mary. I had to grin at your comment. In SA, we have the same lack of really old buildings. 150 years is considered to be very old, over here.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2017, 14:37
What a fabulous street scene, everything is in it. Did you take e ride with the famous tram??
Louis: Thank you Astrid. The famous tram is #28, because of the route it takes. No, I did not take a ride - did a heck of a lot of walking. There are more trams about in Lisbon.
A scene I know well, Louis!
Louis: I thought you would, Tom.
good street scene Louis... i like framing of the Triumphal Arch....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter. Yes, it does provide a wonderful frame.

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