Photographer's Note

Today a photo from an old facade located ot the old part of Almada.
It’s incredible that everywhere I go on Lisbon and it’s surrounds I always find abandoned old buildings like this one.
Almada, on the south bank of the River Tagus, has undoubtedly the best view of the city of Lisbon. The most outstanding views are from the castle, the panoramic funicular of the Boca do Vento (Mouth of the Wind), and above all the statue of Christ the King, built in 1959.
In past centuries, Almada was a popular summer resort for the Court, which ordered the construction of stately homes and buildings that are still preserved in the city.
Life in Almada does not revolve only around the capital, where most of its inhabitants work; it is a city with its own life, the setting for well-attended events like the Theatre Festival.
The area's cuisine deserves a special mention, especially the delicious caldeiradas (fresh fish casseroles) that are typical of places like Cacilhas, Porto Brandão, Ginjal and the Costa da Caparica.

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Additional Photos by Teresa Travassos (TeresaT) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1507 W: 70 N: 3013] (10806)
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