“Concrete Wave” : Lisbon, Portugal, 5th September 2011
These modern but elegantly shaped concrete steps lie in front of Lisbon’s impressive National Pantheon (formerly the Church of Santa Engrácia), an enormous 17th century white edifice that, in contrast with the surrounding red roofs, gives the place that particular Mediterranean look.
The church and the spacious square surrounding it were strangely silent and devoid of people when I visited, although I’m not sure why, since the rest of the city was heaving with tourists.
I suppose the answer could be that this place is a little less central and therefore takes some time and effort to hunt out, not to mention a fair bit of leg-work, and that’s enough to deter most of the lazy-arsed galoots with cameras.
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