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A working Roman aquaduct that supplies the water to the city of Lisbon.

Lisbon, Lisbon rocks and we're planning on coming back again sometime. Preferably sometime cooler. It's bloody hot here, I don't want to know how hot it is but take my word, it's hot. And, shade? It's rare? Why might you ask? Well, first cause the soils not so good for most trees, and two because they've got these great miserable plazas everywhere with nothing but rock paving, a handful of benches and a massive statue in the middle. They're everywhere and not my friend :P But, that's the only thing I don't like here and it's a minor inconvenience because my skin is so pale. If I tanned nicely like the people here I wouldn't complain. Moving on. Lisbon rocks, we got a taxi ride with a fluent English speaker so he attempted to teach us some Portuguese.

The Mosteiro de Jeronimos.
He was cool. We went around the city, saw the heart of the city, then went to a bunch of plazas, and then to the main cathedral and I have to say, I liked it more than yesterday's. Personal choice ;) It had 5 Michelangelo's behind the alter. From outside it's pretty but when you walk in and they're piping in the monks singing from next door (1/3 is the cathedral, 1/3 is a museum and the last 1/3 is the home of the monks) it wins you over. Such a peaceful place. From there we went to a monument fort tower thing... I'll have to look up the proper name for it. It was cool, but we had to go up a tiny spiral staircase to get to the 6st floor for the view. It was scary and at the top there was just a thin wire close to the ground to keep you from walking over the edge.
Five Michelangelo's inside the Mosteiro de Jeronimos cathedral.
But the view was very good. You can see the monument to Jesus and the suspension bridge that looks a whole lot like Golden Gate in San Fransisco. Oh, by the way, I didn't mention that the city gets it's water from a HUGE aqueduct that was built by the Romans, did I? We drove under it, it's baffling how they made it so tall and long without machines like we have and it still works! How cool is that?! We went to a monument memorializing Portuguese discoveries, took a few shots and called it a day. It was a lot of fun, a lot of heat but a good day all and all. I hope when we come back it's winter so we can walk around more. It's the capital of Portugal after all. Anyway, tomorrow's Vigo, then we hop back on the boat, have a day at sea and head home. After that this page probably wont be up dated much till September, but I might use it to load up house pictures in the mean time cause we should be signing the papers when we get back to England. Oh, and Jen, Mr Bear says 'Hi!' I'll have a new log for you at Xmas! Well, hope everyone is doing well! Miss you, Carrie

Crow1147 says:
"A working Roman aquaduct that supplies the water to the city of Lisbon."

The wild imagination of visitors is amazing.

That Aqueduct is a Portuguese creation from the.... XVIII century after Christ.

I mean... The Roman Empire was gone for almost 1300 years.

And no, the city does not get its water from the Aqueduct. Is not active for almost 50 years. Is now a Museum. You can visit it if you want.
Posted on: Oct 02, 2013
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A working Roman aquaduct that supp…
A working Roman aquaduct that sup…
The Mosteiro de Jeronimos.
The Mosteiro de Jeronimos.
Five Michelangelos inside the Mos…
Five Michelangelo's inside the Mo…
A detail of the outside of Mosteir…
A detail of the outside of Mostei…
Torre de Belem, a fort on the side…
Torre de Belem, a fort on the sid…
A massive plaza, a statue of a Kin…
A massive plaza, a statue of a Ki…
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