I was quite desapointed when we arrived at the Belém Tower: the footbridge was under construction.
Well, I think it worths to share this picture with you.
Belém Tower (Portuguese: Torre de Belém) or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defense system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
The tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, but it also incorporates hints of other architectural styles. The structure was built from lioz limestone and is composed of a bastion and the 30 m (100 foot), four storey tower. It has incorrectly been stated that the tower was built in the middle of the Tagus and now sits near the shore because the river was redirected after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In fact, the tower was built on a small island in the Tagus River near the Lisbon shore.
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mesutilgim (95520) 2014-01-15 11:55
Nice capture of this interesting tower in Lisboa.
Good pov and good layout.
TFS and best regards
dta (79094) 2014-01-15 12:19
Bonjour Stephane ,
Belle présentation de la célèbre tour , sous un superbe lumière , avec le ciel bleu bien polarisé .
ruisc_pt (11090) 2014-01-15 13:22
Hi Stephane Bon
Fantastic image despite your disappointment.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-15 20:36
Beau point de vue sur cette Tour superbement décorée et son bastion. Bonne netteté de l'image avec une lumière qui met l'architecture en évidence. Bien fait.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-15 23:29
C'est vrai que la passerelle n'est pas du plus bel effet mais la tour est tellement bien éclairé que celà compense. Belle qualité d'image.
- Copyright: Stephane Bon (HimalAnda) (10669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC, Hoya 62mm Pro1 circular-pl
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Week-end à Lisbonne
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 11:27