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The Oriente Station and surrounding buildings were mostly built for Expo' 98 and the area is now known as the Parque das Nações and is remarkable in that it is an Expo site that was built to be re-used - the genius behind this was, in fact, originally a journalist.  The cable car runs for about a kilometre along the Tejo.

 

More info from http://www.golisbon.com/sight-seeing/parquedasnacoes.html:

"Lisbon's World Fair was special because it hosted a record 130 countries and international organizations, was the 100th international exhibition since the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, the last one of the 20th century, and coincided with the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's arrival in India and the United Nations' "Year of the Oceans." 

The theme was "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future," and the entire area at the eastern end of the city's waterfront was rebuilt for the event. When it was over, the new urban district was dubbed Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), and is now one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe. 

Most people arrive by metro, which stops at the stunning Oriente Station. From there many are drawn to the Vasco da Gama Shopping Center or head straight to the several popular attractions in the area. The main highlight is the state-of-the-art Oceanarium, hailed as the world's most impressive aquarium."

 

Riding High

 

The Oriente Station and surrounding buildings were mostly built for Expo' 98 and the area is now known as the Parque das Nações and is remarkable in that it is an Expo site that was built to be re-used - the genius behind this was, in fact, originally a journalist.  The cable car runs for about a kilometre along the Tejo.

 

More info from http://www.golisbon.com/sight-seeing/parquedasnacoes.html:

"Lisbon's World Fair was special because it hosted a record 130 countries and international organizations, was the 100th international exhibition since the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, the last one of the 20th century, and coincided with the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's arrival in India and the United Nations' "Year of the Oceans." 

The theme was "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future," and the entire area at the eastern end of the city's waterfront was rebuilt for the event. When it was over, the new urban district was dubbed Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), and is now one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe. 

Most people arrive by metro, which stops at the stunning Oriente Station. From there many are drawn to the Vasco da Gama Shopping Center or head straight to the several popular attractions in the area. The main highlight is the state-of-the-art Oceanarium, hailed as the world's most impressive aquarium."

 

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jan 2017, 00:45
Good stuff, Tom...I enjoyed your narrative.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray
Oh that's great! I love how you captured the gondola!
Tom Wilson: It's a very interesting area!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Jan 2017, 04:26
A Brest, nous avons aussi un téléphérique, il est toujours en panne...
Tom Wilson: Ah! The Lisbon téléphérique seems to work well!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jan 2017, 07:04
It looks charming Tom, bathed in lovely sunshine too
Tom Wilson: Lots of attractions in the area, including some good restaurants and, in particular, one in the shopping centre run by the local brewery.
A person of sense was involved. How unusual
Tom Wilson: Indeed it is! Most Expo sites around the world have ended up little used.
All of the Expo '67 sites and buildings were built to be reused. The infamous ball field with the opening and closing roof cost Montreal millions and millions of dollars over the years.. This Lisbon site sounds very inviting.
Tom Wilson: It's a good place to visit - most of the country pavilions were turned into other things, e.g., the former US pavilion is now the oceanarium!
belle perspective!! amitiés
Tom Wilson: Merci Jean Pierre
Good timing on the cable car Tom, it looks quite a nice area to visit.
Tom Wilson: It's a very pleasant place to spend a day, Brian.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 30 Jan 2017, 16:48
Will you be showing any creatures from the Aquarium, Tom?
Tom Wilson: Not this time, Lisl+I might have some old ones, but you'll find a lot here:
https://www.google.se/search?q=lisbon+aquarium&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqscuOzerRAhWDCJoKHbsiCNkQ_AUICCgB&biw=1333&bih=648

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