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Hi TE friends

Another picture of the Porto city. This one was made in the Square Infante D. Henrique. In this square, there are the Palcio da Bolsa, St Francis Church, Statue of Infante D. Henrique and Market Ferreira Borges

In the WS, you can see the Arabic saloon.

I hope you like it !

Lat: 41.141551 N
Lon: 8.614641 W

The Palcio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Oporto, Portugal. The Palace was built in the 19th century by the city's Commercial Association (Associao Comercial) in Neoclassical style. It is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Oporto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Palcio da Bolsa is located beside the St Francis Church of Oporto, which was once part of the St Francis Convent, founded in the 13th century. In 1832, during the Liberal Wars, a fire destroyed the cloisters of the convent, sparing the church. In 1841, Queen Mary II donated the convent ruins to the merchants of the city, who decided to use the spot to build the seat of the Commercial Association.
Building work began in 1842 following the plans of Porto architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Jnior, who designed a Neoclassical palace of Palladian influence, inspired by previous structures built in the city. Most of the palace was finished by 1850, but the decoration of the interior was only completed in 1910 and involved several different artists
Nikon D40X

2009/07/23 11:38:49.7
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 22mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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