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Hi dear TE Friends

This weekend, I decided to enjoy Lisbon with my kids.
When they are playing in the area and i made this picture.

Enjoy it and have a nice week.

This one is the Electricity Museum.

In the workshop you can see a panoramic view of the Museum from the seaside

The new Electricity Museum opened to the public in May 2006 as a reflection of a more up-to-date concept of a museum. Associated with its primary vocation as a repository of the past is an area that is also designed to show the present and discuss the future of energy.

The Tejo Power Station is one of Lisbon's architectural landmarks and boasts a faade of undeniable beauty. In its day it was a real pioneer in electricity generation. Today, almost a century since it was built, the power station has again taken on innovative aspects and a prominent position as an Electricity Museum.

The main part of the permanent exhibition is the power station itself, i.e. all the equipment making up the old generating unit, which is still all there today. The exhibition endeavours to give visitors a clear idea of the way Lisbon's old thermoelectric plant worked, identifying its different components and explaining how it operated.

O Museu da Electricidade ou Edifcio Central Tejo situa-se na freguesia portuguesa de Santa Maria de Belm, no concelho de Lisboa, mais precisamente na Avenida de Braslia. um edifcio do sculo XX, tendo a sua construo sido iniciada em 1914. Cinco anos volvidos comea a sua laborao.
Sofreu diversas ampliaes, das quais se destaca a que foi delineada pelo engenheiro Fernand Touzet e tambm o edifcio das caldeiras de alta presso. Este ltimo edifcio inicia a sua laborao em 1941.
O fornecimento de energia elctrica cidade de Lisboa era efectuado por esta central termoelctrica. Passa reserva em 1951, tendo sido desactivada oficialmente em 1975. O edifcio, propriedade da EDP, foi adaptado a museu no final da dcada de 80 tendo sido inaugurado em 1991.

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