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photoblog image Lisbon-rua do Carmo

Lisbon-rua do Carmo

 

The rua do Carmo leads up from the "baixo" area to Chiado - a trip avoided by using the elevador pictured yesterday - the walkway to the lift crosses the street at a pretty high level!  Virtually all of the buildings on the left side of the picture were destroyed by fire in 1988.  I visited it shortly after and it was a total mess, but the restoration made a fine job and everything was back in operation in a relatively short space of time.

Lisbon-rua do Carmo

 

The rua do Carmo leads up from the "baixo" area to Chiado - a trip avoided by using the elevador pictured yesterday - the walkway to the lift crosses the street at a pretty high level!  Virtually all of the buildings on the left side of the picture were destroyed by fire in 1988.  I visited it shortly after and it was a total mess, but the restoration made a fine job and everything was back in operation in a relatively short space of time.

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I visited the place in 1080 and I agree with you a fabulous restoration job has been done Tom!
Tom Wilson: Some idea of the scale of the fire can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u39lkCmUEvI
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2016, 07:47
It looks to be brilliantly restored Tom
Tom Wilson: It has, Chris - when you look at the damage that was done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u39lkCmUEvI
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Nov 2016, 08:03
It is looking good, Tom.
Tom Wilson: A fine restoration, Ray - everyone in Lisbon was fearful that the whole street would simply be torn down after this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u39lkCmUEvI
A hilly city will get you in shape.
Tom Wilson: I don't need to move out of Sheffield for that, Mary - http://bit.ly/2fMoaMo - going up to the local shops involves me climbing the equivalent of ten flights of stairs smile
A very fine street scene after that awful fire, and I like the high level crossing bridge and that great lamp against the blue sky.
Tom Wilson: Lots of photo opportunities in Lisbon smile
Quite a handsome building....
Tom Wilson: They did a very good reconstruction job!

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