Wednesday, October 2, 2013

There Is Always A Crane (II)


Downtown Lisbon

The ruins of the Carmo Convent (1389) can be seen next to the crane. The top of the Santa Justa (iron) Elevator, built by an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel in 1902, stands on the right.

19 comments:

Birdman said...

... to frig up a wonderful scenic.

Sharon said...

Your title made me smile. I've felt that way many times when I've set out to get an nice downtown shot and there it is; cranes and other construction equipment.

Lowell said...

A fascinating shot! I like the juxtaposition of the convent ruins and the satellite dishes in the bottom right of the photo!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the tile roofs.

Sylvia K said...

A fascinating shot indeed, JM!! I love those red roofs! Great combination of the old and the new! Hope your week is going well!

Doronette NF said...

I like the red roofs...
Well done!

VP said...

My favorite elevador! There is always some crane around...

Kate said...

Even a crane cannot ruin the sight of those marvelous roof tiles.

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting shot with so many contrasts.

RedPat said...

Lots of interesting layers to this pic!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

You are right indeed! There's always a crane on pictures that you make in cities. :-)

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ladyfi said...

Beautiful rooftops. And yes, there's always a crane in every city!

Kay said...

I love the combination of old and new here! Lisbon seems like such a vibrant and interesting city.

Linda said...

Beautiful capture. Lovely rooftops.

Jack said...

Cranes are good. They mean someone is building. There are far too few cranes in Hartford these days.

Kovács Miklós said...

YES, always!
Sometimes very difficult to take a good photo due to cranes.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu gosto de ver os telhados! Essas construçoes para mim são bom sinal de economia se aquecendo! :)
forte abraço
Léia

Laura. M said...

Me gusta la vista del fondo con el Elevador y el convento do Carmo:))

Merisi said...

I love how you manage to capture views from higher grounds!

Cranes are also ubiquitous around here. I see it as a good sign, people having work at the construction sites.