The Elevator is a vertical structure, developed along the Rua de Santa Justa, consisting of a metallic tower, observation platform, walkway and base.
Its base includes four vertical columns, each composed of two pillars. The largest part of the structure runs parallel to the Rua de Santa Justa. With a height of 45 metres, covering seven stories, the tower includes two elevator cabins, decorated in wood, mirrors and windows, and an initial capacity for 24 passengers in each (updated to 29 people later).
The structure includes a dozen transverse beams, forming a double lattice, supported at the top by foundations at the Escadinhas de Santa Justa. On the sides of the elevator, the walkway is articulated by means of bearings, as well as on the pillars, which is articulated at the base.
On the top floor is a kiosk and lookout, with panoramic views of the city, while connections to the floors below are made (in addition to the elevator) by two spiral staircases, with different patterns on each storey.
The main machinery was installed at the base of the Elevator, while at the exit to the Largo do Carmo there is a veranda to allow circulation. The corridor that passes above the structure, was transformed into a terrace, and exits to Largo do Carmo through an iron gate. The space destined the electrical equipment was located under the Escadinhas, in a space set aside for this purpose, under a vaulted ceiling.
The Lift is decorated in a Neo-Gothic style in iron. Since this was a new material at the time of its construction, it is symbolic of the technical and memorial construction from this period, representing the culture of the 1900s, when the structure and elevators were considered a magical innovation and portent of a modern age.
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fotka (3181) 2014-01-24 5:49
I hope you enjoyed lunch or diner at this table...
Indeed the restaurant has an excellent location with wonderful view of Lisbon.
Great quality photo that shows all interesting buildings as well colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
snunney (78789) 2014-01-24 7:06
Lunch or dinner, the view is perfect! Lovely soft light and colours to match.
SNOOP_Chan (3839) 2014-01-24 7:18
Oricum ar fi, pranz sau cina, privelistea e foarte misto. Imi plac culorile si cred mai degraba ca e vb de dinner. Foarte fain.
holmertz (36441) 2014-01-24 8:13
A very nice composition. The view of the city is beautiful and the colours are great. You made an original choice of foreground but the neatly laid table looks very nice.
marina7 (8049) 2014-01-24 10:13
a table for two with a stunning view is one of my favorite subjects:)) Excellent picture, inviting, intriguing...and tasty!:)
Thanks and best wishes!
adramad (34911) 2014-01-24 10:43
A very strategic place, with a wonderful view, both for sampling both a lunch and an early dinner.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-01-24 12:25
semplicità ed eleganza sono le caratteristiche di questa fotografie.
Ottimi sia la composizione quanto i colori.
Assai riuscito il taglio ed ottima la nitidezza.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-01-24 15:10
This picture clearly has a romantic touch.
Well composed. Attractive colours.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (60160) 2014-01-24 16:02
Wow! What a view! What a picture!
So beautiful and inviting, for so pleasant-looking it is!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (44431) 2014-01-25 3:43
eating and drinking figure highly in your images and why not, it is something that we all like to enjoy when on trips away from home. This looks like a cracking place to sit and take in this stunning view across the rooftops of this wonderful City. A shot full of ambience and alluring atmosphere. Hope you managed to sit at this table and enjoy it too!
Have a great weekend - B.
macjake (51374) 2014-01-25 3:48
there seems to be a large disconnect between the elegant and rich looking city views compared to the plain and ugly looking floor! Is it just me or do they not seem to match very well? Kind of funny in a way :)
but anyways, i absolutely love the viewpoint from here, has a truly romantic feel to it. the light is soft and attractive.
excellent city moment where its all quiet.
enjoy your weekend
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-01-25 4:42
I´m in no matter if it´s late lunch or early dinner:)the scenery is just fabulous from this place.
Excellent composition,beautiful and very moody light and finally great view on Rossio square in the distance.
Have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (21542) 2014-01-25 4:48
the view is great from here, i like the inclusion of the table in fg. very nice.
tatadalou (5641) 2014-01-27 10:56
So, the elevator has a little restaurant ? This place offers a nice view on Lisbon. This table is a perfect foreground to suggest a future nice moment, and provides some depth to the picture.
amaryllis (33426) 2014-01-28 23:30
Je dirais que soir ou matin peu importe car la vue est superbe et l'on perçoit une intimité à cet endroit. Comme tu nous y invites pas de problèmes je réserve....sourires
Merci de ce partage intimiste