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In the Praa da Figueira of Lisbon, were placed a few enormous photos of diverse views of the same square, which in addition they had a night lighting, creating an interesting contrast with the real image of this place.
When I saw several persons who were trying to photograph one of these big photos, with their shades projected on her, I believed that the scene was a bit surrealistic and very funny, and I took this photo that I present you today.

No tripod.

Information:The Praa da Figueira is a great square of the Baixa, placed to only a few steps of the Rossio.
In the 16th century this place was occupied by the Royal Hospital of All the Saints, constructed between 1492 and 1504, which was for a long time the most important sanitary center of Lisbon. Seriously damaged during the earthquake of 1755, the building of the hospital was never reconstructed and was completely demolished twenty years later.
In the great space that remained empty, was installed a great market outdoors, for the most part of fruits and vegetables. It changed its name into several occasions: Horta do Hospital, Praa das Ervas, Praa Nova and, finally, Praa da Figueira.
In 1835 trees were planted and one installed lighting. In 1849 the space was closed by a fence with eight doors of access, and in 1882 there was constructed a metallic rectangular building, with four towers, which it was covering 8000 square meters of the square. The offer of products was extended according to the demand of the population, and due to its central situation, the market turned into a real emblem of Lisbon.
The modernization and the need to extend the road networks in Lisbon did that in 1947 there was decreed the end of the market of the Praa da Figueira. In 1949 the building was demolished.
Nowadays the square is a wide space where they reign the pigeons around the equestrian statue of the king Juan I (1357-1433), a work of Leopoldo de Almeida, raised in 1971 in the center and displaced in the year 2000 towards a corner in order that it was visible from the Praa do Comrcio.

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En la Praa da Figueira de Lisboa estaban colocadas unas enormes fotos de diversas vistas de la misma plaza, que adems tenan iluminacin nocturna, creando un interesante contraste con la imagen real de este lugar.
Cuando vi a varias personas que intentaban fotografiar una de estas grandes fotos, con sus sombras proyectadas sobre ella, cre que la escena era un poco surrealista y muy divertida, y tom esta foto que os presento hoy.

Sin trpode.

Informacin: La Praa da Figueira es una gran plaza de la Baixa, situada a tan solo unos pasos del Rossio.
En el siglo XVI este lugar estaba ocupado por el Hospital Real de Todos los Santos, construido entre 1492 y 1504, que fue durante mucho tiempo el ms importante centro sanitario de Lisboa. Seriamente daado durante el terremoto de 1755, el edificio del hospital nunca fue reconstruido y fue completamente demolido veinte aos ms tarde.
En el gran espacio que qued vaco se instal un gran mercado al aire libre, mayoritariamente de frutas y verduras. Cambi su nombre en varias ocasiones: Horta do Hospital, Praa das Ervas, Praa Nova y, finalmente, Praa da Figueira.
En 1835 fueron plantados rboles y se instal iluminacin. En 1849 el predio fue cerrado con una cerca con ocho puertas de acceso, y en 1882 se construy un edificio metlico rectangular, con cuatro torres, que cubra los 8000 metros cuadrados de la plaza. La oferta de productos se ampli segn la demanda de la poblacin, y debido a su situacin central, el mercado se convirti en un verdadero emblema de Lisboa.
La modernizacin y la necesidad de ampliar las redes viales en Lisboa hicieron que en 1947 se decretara el fin del mercado de la Praa da Figueira. En 1949 el edificio fue demolido.
Hoy la plaza es un amplio espacio donde reinan las palomas en torno a la estatua ecuestre del rey Juan I (1357-1433), obra de Leopoldo de Almeida, erigida en 1971 en el centro y desplazada en el ao 2000 hacia una esquina para que fuera visible desde la Plaza de Comercio.

Copyright - Esta fotografa es propiedad intelectual de su autor, y est protegida por la Ley. Su uso o reproduccin por cualquier medio sin previa autorizacin por escrito del fotgrafo est estrictamente prohibido.
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