Sunday, July 18, 2010

Visiting the Tower


Belém Tower, Lisbon
Check this post for some information and views of the building
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28 comments:

VioletSky said...

I'd somehow expect the bridge to be a little more substantial for such a tower. Never mind, it gets you inside!

Paty said...

nossa, parece um lugar muito lindo mesmo, gostaria muito de conhecer!

Francisca said...

I can only think that this bridge to this spectacular tower is a much later addition to accommodate tourists.

Randy said...

Beautiful building. I think I would be in awe of the building that I would'nt have paid too much attention to the walk way.

JM said...

@Violet Sky and Francisca: If there was a kind of entranceway in the good old days, I'm sure it would be wooden and massive.
This is new, I still remember the previous 'bridge' for visitors which was, in fact, nicer than this.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» welcomes you to Sunday Bridges, JM, and he hopes you'll join in any Sunday you have a bridge to post. «Louis'» posts publish at 0001 hrs central Europe time, despite his San Francisco location. Boa vinda!

Sharon said...

There are a lot of people using this bridge to this historic sight. I love how your photo shows just a slice of this building.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has linked to your blog in his right side bar.

Pedro Ferreira said...

E daqui sairam à conquista...
Boa foto :)

Jarart said...

This picture makes me want to see more! I love photo's that stir the imagination like this.

Lucka said...

Amazing tower, I want definitely see more shot of it.

brattcat said...

A wonderful composition.

Small City Scenes said...

Yes you think for the tourists they would put up a massive wooden bridge reminding one of the proper times but anything will work. Beautiful tower. MB

Jacob said...

Another of your exciting compositions, Jose. The light is gorgeous and their is a sense of vibrancy to the scene. I think it's the people making their way across that little bridge. Of course the tower is magnificent, too.

Jacob said...

Oh, re: Charity Ministries: This outfit is not Catholic and would be insulted by the thought they would hold "masses." It's a fundamentalist Christian group holding the typical views -- that the Bible is inerrant in all aspects and one must be "saved" to get into heaven, etc.

VP said...

I have not traveled much outside Europe, but I still remember this tower as one of the most beautiful places I have seen.

Boom Nisanart said...

Love this posted...it look fantastic !

Kate said...

Terrific composition. Better than most postcard I've seen which are trying to "sell" a city to the viewer. Lovely!!

J Bar said...

Terrific bridge.

T. Becque said...

I like your composition on this one as well. Love how old it is with all that history! I looked at your previous post, the place looks small but grand at the same time.

Kaori said...

What a lovely tower. I'd be making a mad dash across that bridge :-D

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What an impressive setting for this castle.

Hilda said...

Ooh, what I'd do to be on that bridge on my way to the tower!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This looks like a fantasy castle.

Halcyon said...

A very nice bridge. I have been to Belem, Brazil, but never Belem, Portugal.

In fact, I've never been to Portugal at all. :( But I hope to get there one day. :)

Dina said...

The Belem Tower is incredibly beautiful and old, and this bridge adds such charm.
I wanna go in!

Gunn said...

Whata unique place!:) Alsoa nice and interesting shot.

this too will pass said...

I was there in Easter 1975, just after the Revolution; fond memories... great blog