Lisbonís steep terrain has led to the funicular railroad complementing the cityís network of public transport. The funiculars or elevadores, an institution on their own, are a popular mode of travelling to the cityís panoramic viewpoints.
The popular funicular attractions include Elevador da Bica, which passes behind the cityís central market and through a quaint neighbourhood before reaching the popular viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Elevador da Bica in Lisbon started operation in 1892 and is known to be the only funicular plying a steep road route through narrow alleys, allowing visitors to enjoy a glimpse of Lisbonís heartland.
The funicular climbs Rua da Bica for some 200 metres, and the sights presented along are fascinating.Passing through the streets near Bairro Alto, one can get close views of the graffiti covered walls and of the locals going about daily lives. Visitors can also enjoy the sweeping view of the city harbor and the magnificent Tagus river.
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macjake (45588) 2012-09-10 21:32
Hi May Jayne
I'm such a big big fan of Portugal and Lisbon in particular.
I can't wait to visit here in the next year or so.
Your photo helps to inspire me :)
Love the charm, the view, the graffiti covered rail car and the steep angle.
abmdsudi (32529) 2012-09-13 5:59
Classic Lisboa! This certainly does make the yellow tram stand out and just love the effect and most important is the feel which has a certain olde world charm, the retro feel about this place. Lovely work flows, with the shooting angle, exposure and well detailed and lovely how this narrow street leads all the way down entending the immense depth while the tram and the fig add pespective and context to the scene. Really an evocative shot, a wonderful insight and you have successfully conveyed the feel of this remarkable old place. Great shot May. Well done
GREGG (7804) 2012-10-03 9:27
nice picture so typical of Lisbon,
narrow streets with yellow tram.
I like the composition, empty tram
with a little boy on the outside,