Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rua do Carmo


August 1988: a fire destroyed this part of the city and, once again, much of the downtown Lisbon history was lost for good.

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22 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the wide angle and the contrast of colors ...

Olivier said...

cette vue sans fin est fabuleuse....

Sharon said...

A sad bit of history. It looks like the area was restored nicely.

Carolina Tavares said...

Que coisa impressionante este incêndio! Lamentável a perda histórica.

Conhecendo um pouco da história de Portugal através das tuas lentes e narrativas. Grata.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So tragic when things like this happen, so much lost..but by the look of it JM it might not be the same but it has been restored beautifully.

Halcyon said...

It's a beautiful perspective. Too bad so much of history gets lost in disasters.

Woody said...

The rebuild has a lot of character, which would be unlikely around here. It is very beautiful and I like the angle of this shot.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Woody regarding rebuilding with character here in the states! Love your composition, JM, as always and as always, a superb capture! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

James said...

It's sad about fire but your photo is really cool! Even after the fire Lisbon seems like an amazing place.

RedPat said...

So glad it has been rebuilt in a pleasant way but probably not as nice as the original!

cieldequimper said...

Nicely rebuilt and you have a fantastic vantage point!

VP said...

Great perspective view, would have been perfect for tomorrow theme day...

jennyfreckles said...

The Great Fire of Lisbon...how tragic - but one day the new buildings will have a history too.

Joanne said...

Muito bem este angulo, acho que nunca tinha visto!

joo said...

Superb perspective and it's rebuilt really nicely.

Babzy said...

Great view , amazing shot of the fire !!

Cildemer said...

Ficou lindíssima! Grande pespectiva! Gosto do alinhamento das casas!

Randy said...

What a photo! That is one scary looking fire. Would have been a great theme day shot.

Mark said...

Hi JM, thanks for your comments on Clarence Valley Today. It is a long way from rural Australia to your city but that is the great thing about bloging. I have traveled to Europe many times but sadly never to Portugal. Oh well your blog will transport me there.
This was a really interesting post. I sort of remember this event on the news a few years back.

Dina said...

Something nice has risen from the ashes. But what a fierce and terrible fire in that photo. oi ...

Joe said...

Fantastic perspective in the top shot.

Francisca said...

I'm not clear, what your photo taken before or after the fire? If after, Lisbon sure did a nice job of rebuilding. Impressive... as is your street shot, JM.