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Hi TE friends

Tommorrow, I'll post the first picture of the Lisbon TE meeting. I'll post also my first picture with new camera D90

In this meeting participated the following people:
Miguel (nszeretlek) from Spain and his wife Annette, Goncalo Lopes(Bluejeans), Filipe (Sacavem), Paulo Goncalves (Juntas), me and my friend Cidalia Bolacha.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) is a monument that celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration, of the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river in the Belém parish of Lisbon, Portugal, where ships departed to their often unknown destinations.
The monument consists of a 52 metre-high slab of concrete, carved into the shape of the prow of a ship. The side that faces away from the river features a carved sword stretching the full height of the monument. It was conceived by Portuguese artists, architect Cottinelli Telmo and sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida as a temporary beacon of the Portuguese World Fair in 1940. The Monument to the Discoveries represents a romantic idealisation of the Portuguese past that was typical during the regime of Salazar.

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