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Hi dear TE friends

Place : Downtown Lisbon(Rossio)

Theme: Christmas card to YOU All/ Christmas lights II

To see: map view and links

Another picture was taken in the most noble of Lisbon. Downtown, the place is called "Rossio" has underground station. Here there are shops for all tastes. Whole area of downtown, meets with Christmas lights. The place is very beautiful.

Here you can see the this it’s part of the Christmas lightings here in Lisbon at Dom Pedro IV Square (commonly known as Rossio).
Dom Pedro IV as a daughter named D.Maria II who’s name he decided to give to the theater visible on the background, National Theatre D. Maria II (constructed in 1836 and inaugurated in 1846 by 27th D. Maria II birthday anniversary occasion).
On the left and right side, you can see several souvenir shops, goldsmithery and coffee houses, installed on nice Pombaline architectural buildings (from 18th century, constructed by Marquês de Pombal, after the earthquake, which happened in 1755).

The reason why you see some mist in the photo is the smoke of roasted chestnuts.

A very typical scene of the autumn and winter in Lisbon is the charcoal-roasted chestnuts seller. The Portuguese are enthusiasts of roasted chestnuts; therefore these hawkers are a welcome sight when the cooler days arrive. The chestnuts are usually sold by the dozen 2€, wrapped in paper.
By Francisco Santos (Xuaxo): O Homem das Castanhas and O Rapaz das Castanhas

I would like to give a big hug to all TE members and their families.
Because this is an international web site, I wish that 2011 will be a peaceful and better world and who knows if this simple picture can be a good start for it!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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