Saturday, December 12, 2009

Santa Justa Elevator (II)

This is the opposite side of the structure shown on the pic I posted yesterday.
The small 'Céu de Lisboa (Lisbon Sky) Café' on top has the best view, but it's closed for winter...
São Jorge Castle stands in the background; it was conquered to the Moorish by King Afonso I in 1147.
(Click to enlarge)

15 comments:

Crazy Tourists said...

I think that your town is very beutifull!! We should definitely visit!!

Sharon said...

Such a fantastic view! I had to enlarge it so I could see the castle! Such history!

Jarart said...

How grand to dine there and look out at that view! Splendid.

lizziviggi said...

Great shot-- I love the tower in shadow, and the city in light. It looks rather foreboding. What a history! Our oldest buildings here in the wild west are from the late 1800's!

Babzy said...

What a beautiful view and you're lucky with the blue sky, here everything turns grey !!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We have a painting in our dining room of one of the gates to St. George's castle, purchased from an artist on location. The elevator is indeed unique, and your photo shows the prominent position of the castle overlooking the city.

Cezar and Léia said...

I didn't know about this elevator and its privileged view of the city. But I did appreciate nice panoramic views from Castelo São Jorge and the top of Torre de Belém!
God bless you!
Cezar

Tricia said...

very nice, yes, very nice!

Vogon Poet said...

Great view, you did well including the elevator itself.

Jacob said...

Well, you answered my question of yesterday. Too bad the restaurant is closed during the winter. I wonder why that is.

But, this panoramic shot is delightful.

Asta said...

Hi JM,

What a spectacular view!
Very beautiful indeed.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards
Asta

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not so pretty from this side.

Steffe said...

That looks like a great place to shoot a panorama from!

Anya said...

Its a wonderful view :-)
Very special shot ...
Have a wonderful sunday
(@^.^@)

AB said...

Lisbon's Alhambra?