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Yoshiyuki Kaneko

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Willy Kaemena

Elevated View of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

June 22, 2008 13:50

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© 2008 Willy Kaemena, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

After 30 months of absence I returned to Lisbon as a tourist, having lived there for more than 3 years already.
I had many "elevated" ideas and panoramas shot, but finally I chose the view from the Public Elevator Santa Justa as my entry for this event.
The Santa Justa Lift was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an engineer born in Portugal. Construction began in 1900 and was finished in 1902. Originally powered by steam, it was converted to electrical operation in 1907. The iron lift is 45 meters high. It has a terrace on top that offers views of Lisbon Castle, the Graça Convent , the Rossio Square and the Baixa neighborhood. The lift has become a tourist attraction in Lisbon although it was intended as a public means of transport to get people from the Baixa (low city) to the Carmo square in Bairro Alto (high city) . Still it has to be used with public transport tickets (Bus / Metro)

Additional Caption: Behind the scene : how this panorama was made ▼


Others of my "candidats" for this event:
Elevated view from Graça Convent over Lisbon
View from top of the Monument of the Discoveries in Lisboa Belem
Near Lisbon Sesimbra Castle with Carlos Chegado
View from Atlantic Sail Hotel in Bremerhaven Germany

Location

Europe / Portugal

Lat: 38° 42' 43.61" N
Long: 9° 8' 21.81" W

Elevation: 65m

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Nikon D300 with Nikkor 8mm, handheld. PTGUI 8 pro beta MAC, CubicConverter, Photoshop

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made

This panorama was taken handheld with an 8mm lens making about 16 pictures from the terrace . The large offset of 5-10m from the nodal point ( no parallax point) and the quite close buildings caused a lot of parallax errors which took several hours of photoshopping to get it acceptable. Don't trust a panoramic photo it might not show always the reality...
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