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D Luís I Iron Bridge

D Luís I Iron Bridge connecting Gaia city Portugal (where in fact Port Wine is made) to Porto City Portugal. Designed and built by Theophile Seyrig, a Belgian ...
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D Luís I Iron Bridge connecting Gaia city Portugal (where in fact Port Wine is made) to Porto City Portugal. Designed and built by Theophile Seyrig, a Belgian Engineer that was a former associate of Gustave Eiffel and with him had been working on the construction of the D. Maria Pia Iron bridge for the Portuguese Rail Road back in 1875-1877, won the project for this bridge and built it between 1885 and 1887. Both structures preceded the Eiffel Tower respectively 12 years and 2 year before it was built between 1887 and 1889 in Paris, and it was in fact with the construction of the D. Maria Pia Iron Bridge for the Rail Road, that detained at that time the world record for a metallic arc for covering a span of 160 metres, that Gustave Eiffel earned international reputation and recognition which led among other for him to build the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Arzhtatiana January 04, 2016
A stunning shot, Pedro!
pedronunoferreira
pedronunoferreira January 04, 2016
Thanks. This is taken from the view point of the monastery - Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar - located on top of hill right a the Gaia city end of the Bridge (Gaia city is where in fact Port wine is made, not in Porto. It takes the name of Porto only). It is very close to us so I walk there. I have more that I will upload progressively. There are so many stories I can tell you about this bridge, this place, even a beautiful music that starts at this view point and is sang by Rui Veloso, the official father of Portuguese Rock and son of the first democratic elected mayor of Porto ... https://youtu.be/cJNhFzs9aGQ ... enjoy ... you will see many of the subjects, places I photograph ... you will the traditional river boats (Barco Rabelo) that used to transport the wine casks to the Port Wine cellars in order to be prepared there, you will see what is left of the old medieval Fernandina wall, namely the Torre (Tower) dos Guindais right at the end of the bridge on Porto city side, you will town hall, you will the famous statue called Juventude (youth) by Henrique Moreira in the form a naked girl whose name was Aurelia Magalhães Monteiro and whose story you can read in one of my photographs here in my gallery, you will see the place where Porto people and with help of the British army commanded by the Duke of Wellington, fought the Napoleonic army commanded by the French Marechal Nicolas Jean de Dieux Soult on march the 29th 1809 and defeated the French Grand Armée ... and many other places, streets that are located from next to our door step up to 1000 metres from it ... you will see also the lighthouse that I photograph and regularly walk the 4000 metres to get there, it stands right after the River Douro Mouth facing the Atlantic Ocean for more than 129 years now ... and I can tell you a lot more that will make travel in the time machine and by the time you return you will feel like if you've always lived here ... here is one more https://youtu.be/ch5DVcZqsu4 ... enjoy
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