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Dead Boat


Dead Boat

Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal is brought to you by: colavitos ghost, cool-tsk and others

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A Streetcar (-filled City) Named Lisboa

author: colavitos ghost : Lisbon, Portugal
Monday, April 14th, 2008


Destruction of Lisbon City

author: cool-tsk : Lisbon, Portugal
Friday, February 3rd, 2006


 

A Streetcar (-filled City) Named Lisboa

author: colavitos ghost : Lisbon, Portugal


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One of Lisbon's most enchanting aspects (and it has many!) are its lovely streetcars, which have been rattling through it's windy hills since the 19th century. The originals--imported from the US, and called, appropriately, "americanos"--are now protected in Lisbon's Public Transport Museum; however, those still in use retain a very distinctive old-world charm. Here are a few pictures of these wonderful machines: One of the "elevators" at rest. These types of trams (there are 2 or 3, I think) spend the whole day moving in a straight line: Up. Down. Repeat. Another "elevator", at the height of it's...



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Crossing the Street


Crossing the Street

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Collins Street


There are a number of wonderful, historic buildings along Collins Street. the north end (once known as the 'Paris End') hosts Scots Church, built in 1873, and St. Michael's Church, built in 1866. There are two theatres, the Athenaeum Theatre, built...

Collins Street

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Two Strips of Dirt


I was trying to enjoy the few last days of warm weather before winter takes hold by biking around some of the more obscure parts of the city. While in , an interesting but relatively neglected part of...

Two Strips of Dirt