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photoblog image Lisbon, Almada, Christ the King.

Lisbon, Almada, Christ the King.

 

Across the Tejo from Lisbon is the town of Almada and on a high promontory is this figure of Christ the King. Construction began in 1949 and the complex (there are various chapels associated with the statue) was opened in 1959.  The total height is 110 metres (361 feet) and the rock upon which it is built is 133 metres above the river.  This was taken from a restaurant near the statue, with the little Panasonic at pretty well full zoom.

 

Lisbon, Almada, Christ the King.

 

Across the Tejo from Lisbon is the town of Almada and on a high promontory is this figure of Christ the King. Construction began in 1949 and the complex (there are various chapels associated with the statue) was opened in 1959.  The total height is 110 metres (361 feet) and the rock upon which it is built is 133 metres above the river.  This was taken from a restaurant near the statue, with the little Panasonic at pretty well full zoom.

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Nov 2016, 03:20
How many titles does a bloke need!
Tom Wilson: As many as he can get, Ray - as we are discovering in the case of Trump!
Interesting bit of history Tom!
Amazing image and quality of it hahing been taken with a P&S camera!
Tom Wilson: The little Panasonic "travel zoom" cameras are excellent, Richard - this is the third I've had. No doubt the fact that the lens is designed by Leica has something to do with it smile There are times when I think I need nothing else, given the kind of thing I do!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Nov 2016, 04:54
Il est impressionnant.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
Both statue and camera are very impressive, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank - Panasonic know how to build a travel zoom - they invented the species smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Nov 2016, 07:17
Copying Rio I guess Tom
Tom Wilson: Very likely, Chris - it was built about 30 years after the Rio monument.
I imagine it commands the local area Tom, like Christ the Redeemer in Rio.
Tom Wilson: Yes, one can see it across the river from many parts of the city.
Quite an impressive monument isn't it. Bill has the TZ70 whilst Alan and I have the TZ60, that big zoom comes in handy at times.
Tom Wilson: It certainly is handy, Brian - and good quality, too.
Brings me right to Rio too.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I suspect that, "If a former colony can do it, so can we!" had something to do with it smile
I like the lightning conductor sticking out of his head
Tom Wilson: A necessary accessory!
I like the folds of his clothes...

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