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Another perspective of the Nations Park in Lisbon (Parque das Nações)

It is situated in the Northeastern side of the town of Lisboa next to the Tagus estuary, Parque das Nações (Nations Park) is almost an “urban centre inside an urban centre“: it is an extensive leisure, commercial and residential area.

Formerly used for mainly industrial purposes, this area underwent a tremendous transformation in the 1990s when it was chosen as the location for the Expo '98 World Exhibition. After the exhibition, the area got its current name (although it is often called “Expo”), and more transformations occurred such as the new Vasco da Gama shopping mall, the Lisbon's International Fair complex, hotels and many new office and residential buildings.

Many attractions built for the Expo '98 remained and keep drawing visitors, such as the Lisboa Oceanarium, one of the world's biggest aquariums or the Knowledge Pavilion, a science and technology interactive centre which regularly presents a series of different exhibitions, and of course, the well-known Cable Car ride that offers the widest and most spectacular view of Parque das Nações and the Tagus River, covering a distance of over 1-km. Nevertheless, this is a very pleasant urban area often chosen just to take a walk, a meeting, a bike-ride, a meal in one of the huge and diversified Restaurant's offer, a drink in one of the many international Bars or to stress out dancing in one of the trendy Night clubs of Lisboa.

The great variety of public transportations, and fantastic road access and parking facilitate the large affluence of visitors to this fascinating new area of Lisboa, often referred to as the 21st century Lisboa.

Nikon D40X
2009/11/04 17:10:33.9
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 46mm
Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/125 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto

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