The Pombaline Baixa is an elegant district, primarily constructed after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. It takes its name from Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquess of Pombal, the Prime Minister to Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777 and key figure of the Enlightenment in Portugal, who took the lead in ordering the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. The Marquis of Pombal imposed strict conditions on rebuilding the city, and the current grid pattern strongly differs from the organic streetplan that characterised the district before the Earthquake.
The Pombaline Baixa is one of the first examples of earthquake-resistant construction. Architectural models were tested by having troops march around them to simulate an earthquake. Notable features of Pombaline structures include the 'Pombaline cage', a symmetrical wood-lattice framework aimed at distributing earthquake force, and inter-terrace walls that are built higher than roof timbers to reduce fire contagion....
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lousat (57674) 2012-10-03 0:55
Hi Daniel,nice idea this vertical half and half whit the reflection on the windows on the left,a lot of things,people,details and colors,i like the lamp position too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
maxifred (2415) 2012-10-03 1:33
Nice combination of highlights and shades,nice colourful detais as the red umbrellas...
The animation of this street is well rendered.
siudzi (23891) 2012-10-03 2:06
Great image taken with great attention on details. Like the lighter background and the street lamp composed in the foreground. An interesting result achieved. TFS.
JFS (32153) 2012-10-03 3:06
I love the narrow view from the dark of this popular corner of Lisbon, so many details..Good pic my friend! Thanks!
timecapturer (30334) 2012-10-03 5:39
a quite special POV this, highly original and effective. Love the fg lamp and the use of light and shade. Lots of fine detail and colours to make the image attractive and full of impact. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (39259) 2012-10-03 5:41
J'aime bien ta manière de découper une image. Celle-ci, sombre sur la gauche et lumineuse sur la droite nous donne une bonne idée de cette rue piétonnière qui semble très populaire.
Nicou (97727) 2012-10-03 8:10
quelle compo et iamge sueprbe deux planhs différent le sombre et le clair et tous ces éléments en fond sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (8879) 2012-10-03 10:21
I like your idea to keep the camera close to the facade on the left.It creates nice effect and make the contrast much stronger between these two parts of the picture.The scene is perfectly composed and framed.Excellent details reproduction.Well done!
macjake (39235) 2012-10-03 11:04
another cool shot from Lisbon.
Its funny to read about the Troops jumping around to simulate an earthquake! How big are these guys? haha
When i see a tightly squeezed composition along the street, i know its you!
this is a total collage format, everything all squished together and i like it.
lpi (4424) 2012-10-03 12:18
Une très belle prise de vue sur cette rue riche en détails.
Très bon shot!
Schnappilic (7929) 2012-10-03 13:19
Interesanta viziune asupra locului.
O seara buna!
mauro61 (52527) 2012-10-03 14:12
hai scelto un posto perfetto per inquadrare la scena con la tanta gente ben bloccata dal tuo scatto.
Immagine molto curata e ottimo lavoro compositivo,
npecanhuk (53909) 2012-10-03 16:52
Very interesting and attractive picture, due specially to the chosen pov, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
fabbs99 (5471) 2012-10-04 6:16
Aceasta este o mare de culori picture.The sunt adanci, iar detaliile sunt exprimate excelent.Claritate și lumina sunt perfect.Very bine compuse, cu culori splendide și saturație.De iluminat este, de asemenea, uimitor,
precum șif. POV prea. Foarte bine făcut, TFS.
Cricri (86463) 2012-10-04 9:58
Tout bon le POV, discret, côté ombre sur une vue superbe de la rue très animées, beaucoup de détails avoir comme les bâtiments en fond de l'image
adramad (27556) 2012-10-05 4:19
A wonderful composition with great POV, I love the contrast between the darkness of the facade on the left, and the bright prospect of the street, full of people who make a very vital.
Have a nice weekend.
mayjayne (2792) 2012-10-05 4:53
A typical Lisboa street, and you have managed to capture all the little details with great clarity; there is a busy bustling feel to it, and the Portugese buildings in the background adds interest to all this.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-10-05 7:09
There are many elements in this shot that in themselves would make an interesting shot too, but I do like the view you have where I can just take it all in and even try to make up conversations for the people standing at the corner and those who eating.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (26281) 2012-10-07 6:54
Excellent view point for it does give the feel of depth forming a frame within a frame with the dark area making it stand out so superbly. The light is excellent filtering through highlighting the detail into the far end, and you have really brought out so much details throughout. A delightful street scene with a special charm and the reflections within gives that extra dimension. Well done and good observation, TFS.
cigdom (2574) 2012-12-04 7:24
I had chance to look at your gallery for the first time. And I should say that you have a realy artistic style! I really like this photo. It is because, photo shows the city in a extraordinay way. I also liked the lamp which play a frame role here. Good job!
Thanks for sharing