The area underwent a tremendous transformation in the 1990s when it was chosen as the location for the Expo '98 World Exhibition. After the exhibition, the area got its current name (although it is not uncommon for the Portuguese to still refer to it as "Expo"), and more transformations occurred such as the new Vasco da Gama shopping mall, the Lisbon's International Fair complex, hotels and many new office and residential buildings. Many attractions built for the Expo '98 remained and keep drawing visitors, such as the Oceanarium, one of the world's biggest aquariums.
Taking advantage of its geographical position, Parque das Nações is also proud of its brand new Marina. Marina Parque das Nações features 600 berths and modern infrastructures, a river pier for cruises or historical vessels, and an exclusive pontoon prepared to receive nautical and on land events.
For those who are birdlovers, this is a perfect spot for bird watching as it is sited in the Tagus Estuary, one of the largest and diverse estuaries of Europe.
An estimated 15,000 people currently live in the Parque das Nações, which was halved between the Lisbon and Loures municipalities till November 2012. After a movement of citizens requesting the Lisbon's half to annex the one belonging to Loures, thereby integrating the entire area within the Lisbon municipality, the area is now inside Lisbon.
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Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-26 9:18
I have read your note with interest and I like your photo illustraiting the changes in Lisbon. It looks so far from Wim Wenders "Lisbon Story", but I guess changes in modern world are unavoidable.
This place however is quite charming. I love the POV which gives very unique perspective to the image. Nicely composed and with good colors.
Romano46 (4714) 2013-01-26 9:30
che idea fenomenale che hai avuto!
Un ventaglio d'acqua che occupa buona parte del fotogramma ed entra in contrasto con l'azzurro del cielo e il colore rosso-bruno del pavimento.
Il tempo di scatto è stato ben calibrato per fare un effetto simile ad un ricamo mentre il contrasto abbastanza marcato ha dato maggiore imponenza al pavimento.
Ottimo scatto che ravviva lo schermo con i suoi colori brillanti
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dta (51280) 2013-01-26 9:42
Hello Dniel ,
superb capture of this water wall . The composition is excell ent and the sky is splendid .
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-01-26 10:20
worthseeing view to this man made waterfall
excellent chosen point of view with a nice
pov showing a perfect perspective
have a nice Sunday
flatwin (2057) 2013-01-26 10:43
bonne idée que d'utiliser une vitesse rapide pour capturer ce mur d'eau
kasianowak (2205) 2013-01-26 11:07
This is a brilliant, well thought-through composition. I just love this "semicircular diagonal" you are presenting here. Beautiful example of urban photography.
chrislo (2173) 2013-01-26 13:15
Great point of view and excellent graphical effect of movement caught in still motion. I like the long perspective lines in your composition and the depth you achieved with this curtain of cascading water. The frozen sharp wave creates an interesting pattern of sparkling light. Very well done.
Have a nice Sunday.
Ninello52 (7065) 2013-01-26 13:52
Beautiful design on the diagonal of the water flowing! Very nice composition of the painting in the vertical format!
Best regards, Nino.
carlo62 (12434) 2013-01-26 14:22
piacevole taglio verticale ed inquadratura millimetrica, una foto ben composta, con la presenza delle persone a farci capire le dimensioni della cascata.
chrisvek (5423) 2013-01-26 14:30
Wow!So amazing effect!Great POV for this capture.Nice colors and contrasts,especially with the colors of the sky!
Well done & have a nice weekend
lousat (57510) 2013-01-26 15:10
HI Daniel,another time the choice of point of view makes the difference,magnificent idea to go under this waterfall to take so well the details of the water,perfect backlight and perspective too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-01-26 15:18
Really the perfect POV for this destination, Daniel. Excellent shutter speed showing us the detail of the water and capturing its energy well, and the people dancing in the BG make great human elements bringing this to life. Color and light both very well rendered as well. Thanks!
ifege (9408) 2013-01-26 19:31
Looks like it would be popular on hot days. Good POV looking along the sheet of water.
divail (7209) 2013-01-26 19:49
C'est une belle représentation de l'eau en mouvement. J'aime aussi la diagonale créée par la chute. Je ne sais pas si j'aurais envie de passer dessous.
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-26 22:38
Jolie mise en image de ce tunnel d'eau spectaculaire. Bon cadrage et très bonne exposition de l'ensemble de l'image.
Nicou (97509) 2013-01-27 2:05
grandiose image quel point de cadrage de cette eau qui chute superbe quel effet cela donne ce lignées d'eau grandiose.
bravo et amitié
timecapturer (30190) 2013-01-27 2:50
have to admire your POV in this superb shot. I love the effect it looks like shattering glass. Fascinating and wonderful imagery!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
marabu61 (3865) 2013-01-27 4:09
a great POV, I could imagine that it must be a pleasure to walk under this water feature on a hot summer day.
Somehow I still have an image of Lisbon in my head dating from Alain Tanners film "in the white city" but as your picture proves that is nothing more than a distant memory and cliché
have a great sunday
Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-27 6:16
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage très particulier sur cette chute urbaine. Le point de vue est bien choisi et le ciel est parfait comme arrière plan.
mjw364 (3612) 2013-01-27 8:43
I like this a lot. The lines and shapes of this shot along with the contrasts between areas of colour, light and shade give this an underlying abstract dimension - very well composed.
claudeD (24147) 2013-01-27 9:03
Very fine contribution to TE with an excellent composition and fine colors. I like the very good choice of title. Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (27544) 2013-01-27 9:41
Sensational this vertical composition, showing us this beautiful artificial waterfall splendidly, I like the curve of it on the plane and see the beautiful sky in the background.
Happy start to the week.
mesutilgim (67856) 2013-01-27 13:04
Nice capture of this artisanal waterfall ! Good TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (53829) 2013-01-27 14:05
Great urban space and details!
Very attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (3197) 2013-01-27 17:33
I can't decide what I like more about this photo...the vivid colors or the pattern & shape of the waterfall, they're both spectacular! What a fun and interesting point of view, this is well realized and presented in a great fashion to show so much detail and life. Wonderfully done!
Have a great week.
JFS (32027) 2013-01-27 22:36
Impressive and creative shot of this "fall", the final result is very pleasant.
Have a good week Daniel!
SWEETFREEDOM (18381) 2013-01-28 5:17
very nice p.o.v. and interesting shot. good colors.
Bluejeans (64211) 2013-01-28 5:20
Ola Daniel ,
Uma bela composição vertical neste local , gostei muito das cores de da luz , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
prashantprabhu (215) 2013-01-28 7:55
This one is beautiful, I like the way there is bright sunlight on the outside and comparatively dark on the inside, diving the frame diagonally. Very well done.
cornejo (17972) 2013-01-28 11:15
Hello Daniel, very good pov chosen to show us this wonderful and interesting view of this beautiful and interesting artificial waterfall. A beautiful picture nicely framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
delpeoples (44888) 2013-01-29 3:00
Ciao dear Daniel
A very artistic and inventive POV from below the fountain. I lvoe the stark colours and the excellent freezing of the water with the faster shutter speed. The vertical frame was also well-chosen. A beautifully composed and well-realised photo.
amaryllis (30149) 2013-01-30 9:16
excellent cadrage de ce mur où l'eau tombe et arrose même; un bon raffraichissement.....
un bel effet ainsi présenté
annjackman (13171) 2013-02-01 2:49
This is an interesting image and you have caught detail throughout. A super perspective and lovely sparkling water.
Kind Regards, Ann