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Hi TE friends

This is the Palace of Cristal, also known by Pavillion Rosa Mota, and the gardens arround.

In WS, I have 2 pictures:
- Old Palace of Cristal
- View of Douro River and famous garden

I hope you like it !

Co-ordinates in Google Earth:
Lat 41.146735
Lon -8.625957

Pavilhão Rosa Mota is an arena in Porto, Portugal. It is primarily used for basketball. Pavilhão Rosa Mota opened in 1954 and holds 5,400 places

The Park and Gardens of the Crystal Palace is a pleasant green space located in the parish of Massarelos in the heart of Oporto, from which to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Douro River and the sea.

These romantic gardens were designed in the decade of 1860 the German Emilio David, to involve the then Crystal Palace, replaced by Rosa Mota Pavilion in the 1950s.

The romantic gardens of the Palais de Cristal always have been a privileged scene of several cultural events, social, entertainment and public shows of various kinds and even theatrical exhibitions, as the International Exposition of 1865, or the Colonial Exposition of 1934.

The theme gardens are represented by the Garden of Aromatic Plants, Garden of Medicinal, the rose garden and the Garden of Feelings where a statue of António Teixeira Lopes.

Entry is free and opens at 8:00 a.m.

Nikon D40X
2009/07/30 11:08:27.9
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
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Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
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