The image with the column was taken from the stairs that connect the Baixa downtown with Bairro Alto, a higher district.
The column is of Pedro IV, King of Portugal, who was also the first Emperor of Brazil, as Pedro I. His bronze statue stands atop of a tall Corinthian order column. At the base of the column, there are the four female allegorical figures of Justice, Wisdom, Strength, and Moderation, qualities attributed to Pedro IV.
There is an urban legend that the statue atop the Column of King Pedro IV had actually been originally designed for the Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. As the Mexican emperor was shot in 1867, shortly before the completion of the statue, it is said that the statue was then bought for the beautification of Rossio Square. Several historians, such as José Augusto, have proved this urban legend to be incorrect, pointing out the details of the statue that clearly symbolize the Portuguese King, such as the Portuguese Coat of Arms on the buttons, the collar of the Order of the Tower and Sword.
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carlo62 (54854) 2013-08-10 2:11
spettacolare vista della colonna, perfettamente ambientata in un clima notturno di grande effetto.
Bravo, mi piace molto.
snunney (106393) 2013-08-10 3:34
A nicely exposed night time composition. The illuminated column makes a good focal point. I like the pleasant atmosphere with the couples walking hand in hand. Attractive warm tones and good sharpness. Have a good weekend.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-08-10 3:40
Well I didn't know Brazil had emperors, fascinating. Fine night shot of this part of Lisbon, good composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-10 4:02
glorious night shot of your beloved Lisbon. It captures the warmth and atmosphere so beautifully. Wonderful lights and sights. Excellent, all the more so if this was hand held!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-10 4:21
It's one of your signature shots, a small alley, left and right the house row and at the far end the main subject in this case a column. No falling lines but spot on setting, using available light and vibrant colour hues. Well done
Sergiom (88141) 2013-08-10 4:51
J'aime beaucoup le format de cette image, très haut, il donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble.De plus, les passants semblent très relax en ce début de soirée.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-10 10:29
Good night shot and interestig story in your note. I lived for some years in Brazil, so I know a Little about their two emperors (both Pedros), but had never Heard about that legend linking the monument to Mexico.
I like very much hoe you captured the movement on the Street.
claudeD (41514) 2013-08-10 12:04
Very fine night shot from Lisbon with a perfect light managment and good sharpness. I like Portugal very much. I think you too. Very good contribution to Te.tfs.
With regards from Luxembourg
npecanhuk (78455) 2013-08-10 16:32
Beautiful night picture!
So many details to be seen and enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-10 23:04
Très bonne photo nocturne avec un très bon point de vue et une bonne maîtrise de la lumière. Bonne composition verticale.
lousat (97487) 2013-08-11 1:47
Hi Daniel,another magnificent composition whit the facades as a natural frame like in your last post,but this time the end of the pic is different and really beautiful whit the big column so well exposed,great details and colors as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
limielski (0) 2013-08-11 2:15
Wonderful nocturnal photo and the orange/red colouring gives a charm. I like narrows streets of old towns and old buildings. They have soul, charm, mood.
And your picture has it all. TFS
Have a nice Sunday, Leszek
Cricri (125748) 2013-08-11 3:27
Belle prise nocturne, bonne profondeur, lumière et de jolies teintes des façades, bravo pour le POV offrant une vue admirable sur la colonne
marabu61 (11279) 2013-08-11 4:33
Lovely view over the busy Lisbon night life in this street with the great column in the background. Even the starlights created by the lamps are attractive here.
have a great sunday
cornejo (46680) 2013-08-11 11:03
Hi Daniel, charming and interesting night view of the daily life of the Lisbon nightlife, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture with very good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-08-11 13:07
Daniel, exceptional light, marvelous colors and a very complete note!
all the best
emka (106570) 2013-08-12 10:15
Hi Daniel, Splendid night shot in your usual vertical format. Interesting colours and lights.
abmdsudi (57606) 2013-08-14 5:32
This looks so pleasing to eyes with lots of highlights to savour that evokes the special atmosphere and romantic feel! Indeed a well captured night shot so well treated.
and the warm glow makes this special. Congrats.