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CFFC: Bridges

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal. Cars on the top, trains on the bottom.

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon. Cars on the top, trains on the bottom
©2019 Regina Martins

Iconic in construction, striking in colour.

Ponte 25 de Abril in Lisbon, iconic in construction and striking in colour
©2019 Regina Martins

Cristo Rei looking over the Ponte.

Cristo Rei looking over the Ponte
©2019 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, this week’s theme is Bridges.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hallways

Cee says: "This series I call Odd Twists meaning we are looking for the bizarre and the common things we don’t always take photos of. This week the topic is Hallways.  Hallways come in all sizes and uses.  They are usually thought of as indoor, but don’t forget about hallways that are outdoors and underground.  Hallways usually have some great repetitive lines and shapes. "

The MAAT in Lisbon provided the perfect photo for this week’s challenge. I don’t usually take photos of hallways, but this one caught my attention – it’s a stark white space with stairs that disappear into where…? Hmmm…mysterious…

MAAT in Lisbon
©2017 Regina Martins

Check out my MAAT Photo Essay.

Entered in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Hallways. Click on the link to see more Hallway photos.

WordPress Weekly Photo: Bridge

The Rua Da Academia das Ciências in Lisbon is a narrow lane 100m from our family’s abode. Cars that turn into it have to slow down to navigate the sharp turn and pedestrians hug the wall to let the cars pass. The arch and the bridge a bit further on used to connect a convent and a church many centuries ago. It is rumoured that the priests secretly used the bridge at night to visit the nuns.

Rua da Acedemia das Ciências, Lisbon
©2017 Regina Martins
Beneath the bridge
©2017 Regina Martins

Bridge.

 

WordPress Weekly Photo: Reminder Of Edgar Allen Poe

This door leads visitors down to the water systems that serve the city of Lisbon. These are ancient water systems and many go back to Roman times. Every time I walk past I remember my uncle describing a tour he took down these dark dank tunnels and I was reminded of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories…

Door to Lisbon water system
©2017 Regina Martins

Delta.