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Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

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Today I wanted to show you a famous Lisbon square called Rossio. In the pictures shown above you can see the details of a mermaid that sits still in a fountain, a big column where a statue of D. Pedro IV, the first emperor of Brazil, lies and last but not least a subway/train station.

Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM


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I just wanted to share this video with you that pretty much sums up my hometown: Cascais. It’s so peaceful and calm, you can only absorb its true nature by being here.

Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Praça dos Restauradores

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The following pictures were taken at the Praça dos Restauradores (Restauradores Square). It is located near the center of Lisbon and it lies between the Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio. The tall monument shown on some pictures was built after the restoration of Portugal’s independence. It is also visible the Eden Hotel, once the Eden Theatre.

Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Goodbye Christmas

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Christmas is over, and so is 2011. It’s time for new changes in our lives, better ones.

Goodbye Christmas tree, I will see you next year again.

Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM

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Lisbon’s Downtown at Night

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Baixa-Chiado, also known as Lisbon’s downtown, is a location where almost 90% of the ground floor is occupied by stores and little shops. I decided to take these pictures at night, during Christmas time, because I believe it is the most beautiful time of the year to visit it. Definitely a must see/must go place when visiting Lisbon.

Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM

New Year’s Eve

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Largo de Camões

Avenida da Liberdade

Belém Bar Café (Photography by Glória Ishizaka)

I can pretty much say my New Year’s Eve was awesome. Normally I spend it in Cascais, but this year we decided to go to Lisbon and give it a try – totally worth it. The night started at the Largo de Camões, which is located in Lisbon’s downtown, while we waited for the clock to strike midnight. And when we did, I just have to say a lot of champagne flew around the area. There were a lot of people on the streets, being around 60% tourists. Afterwards, we decided to go to the Avenida da Liberdade, which had a lot of kiosks and cafes with some good music spread along the avenue. We decided to end the night in a club in Belém called BBC. In conclusion, you can say with absolute confidence that Lisbon is a city where everyone has to spend New Year’s Eve at least once in their lives.



Written by António Pinto Cerqueira

January 2, 2012 at 3:11 PM

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