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Hi dear TE friends

Place : Lisboa, (Bairo Alto = Fado)

Region: Municipality- Lisboa / Parish- Bairro Alto

Theme: The Funicular I- ( Lisbon TE meeting 05/01/08)

To see: map view and Group themes:Tram, funiculars and lift of Lisbon , my favorite theme of Lisbon :)

(Elevador da Bica - Bica's Lift)

Immortalized in announcements, filmed for Wim Wenders, looked for for tourist, former-lbris of Lisbon, national monument for decree approved in Cabinet the November of 2001, the elevator of the Pipe has 126 years.
Inaugurated in 1882, by Raul Mesnier Ponsard, it was moved by vapor and just in 1914 it changes to the electricity. It takes us from Calhariz to Rua da Boavista.
Lisbons steeply sloping terrain has always been a serious problem for the transport of people and goods between the high and the low-lying areas. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Company was using American-style trams (using animals to draw the carriages which were on rails) but not even these could answer the problem satisfactorily.

The Bica Funicular - history

*The weather wasn't as good as I desired. The light of the day didn't help at all for taking photos.

Best Regards, Filipe (Portugal)

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