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This another from my hometown. Beeing deactivated a long time ago and replaced by the ugly steel structure that we can see by it, it's a good candidate for my "Retired Theme".

The Siphon of Alviela Canal, is a civil engineering structure built in 1880 and notable for its architecture, integrated into the framework of the Alviela Aqueduct and was intended to supply with the waters of the River Alviela, the city of Lisbon and the surrounding municipalities. The siphon, which is one of ex-libris of the city, crosses the Trancão river describing an arc of 45.5 meters and 13.5 meters rope arrow just a few hundred meters from where its mouth flows into the vast estuary of Tagus river.
in the early 1940's were placed in each end of the siphon, two portentous sculptures in concrete, for use as sources, representing a water carrier from seven feet tall, with one knee on the ground floor, an empty pitcher of water no less colossal. A short time later, however (late 1942), the statues were removed because its excessive and disproportionate size did not fit into the urban landscape.
From those statues, only one head remains near the site.
Here you can see a picture of it

Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2009/09/20 16:00:08.1
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/80 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
VR Control: On

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