“Portuguese Perspective” : Lisbon, 7th September 2011
A rather different view of the epic Discoveries Monument in Belem, Lisbon to the one I published before (Picture of the Day #275), but still definitely a non-touristy one.
As I’d walked a certain distance away from it, I thought I should take a picture, but I wanted something different, so I just lay the camera on the ground, lined it up, and took a view shots with certain variables, and this was the best.
The monument looks tiny here, but it’s actually 52m (171ft) tall, and on the right you see the large bridge which spans the river Targus.
But that’s why I like this shot – nothing is as it seems, and our senses are somewhat befuddled by the perspective.
You can see a larger version of this photograph here.