Elevador da Glória

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  • Day222

    Lisbon, Portugal

    April 9, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    I great date out in Lisbon with Jackson. We started the day off by forgetting it was an hour back. So we ended up with more time out then we originally thought. We went up a tower that I had found with another photographer last year so Jackson could see the city from above. We also came across the weirdest store i've ever seen. We both thought it was a kid's store until we got closer and realized it was a sardines store with a carousel and everything.

    We finished off the day with a long lunch at Hard Rock Café where I enjoyed a VERY messy burger and Jackson had a club sandwich.
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  • Day1

    Funicolare da Bica

    June 10 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Der Elevador da Bica ist eine von drei Standseilbahnen in Lissabon. Er verläuft durch die Rua da Bica de Duarte Belcio im öffentlichen Straßenraum. Auf einer Länge von 260 Metern überwindet er dabei einen Höhenunterschied von 45 Metern.
    Der Elevador da Bica ist eine klassische Standseilbahn mit der Fördermaschine an der Bergstation und der durchschnittlichen Steigung angepassten Wagen in Stufenform. Das Zugseil läuft in je einem Kanal unterhalb der Straßenoberfläche.Read more

  • Day5

    Funiculare Gloria Lisabon

    June 14 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Die Glória Funicular ist eine der noch bestehenden Standseilbahnen Lissabons, die direkt in die Stadt führt, genau bis zum Platz der 'Restauradores'. Sie verbindet diesen Platz mit dem Bairro Alto (übersetzt: hohes Viertel) auf einer Strecke von 265 Metern den Hügel hinauf oder hinunter. Sie hat eine durchschnittliche Steigung von 18 %.
    Die Glória funicular wurde am 24. Oktober 1885 eröffnet und seitdem fahren zwei Seilbahnen täglich den Hügel hinauf und hinunter
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  • Day5

    Lissabon - Kulinarisches

    November 1, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Man könnte glauben, durch die ganze Rennerei wäre kaum Zeit für Nahrungsaufnahme. Absolut falsch☝🏼
    Nein, wir mampfen nicht den ganzen Tag, aber ja, es gibt so viele kulinarische Highlights, die kann man einfach unmöglich unprobiert liegen lassen.
    Besonders heimtückisch sind die kleinen süßen Köstlichkeiten an jeder Ecke, gefolgt von hervorragenden Snacks aus Neptun‘s Reich (zum Beispiel mit herzhaftem Käse gefüllte Kabeljaukuchen mit Rotwein), Käse pur, Wein, Fleischiges.... mein lieber Scholli🤤.
    Zum Abendmampf auf unserem zimmereigenen kleinen Balkon wurde diesmal g’spart, allerdings nur anhand von Eigenversorgung, nicht an Geschmack... denn es gab lokale Köstlichkeiten aus der Region frisch vom Markt auf dem wir uns vorher schon fast sattprobiert hatten😊
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  • Day4

    LIsbon - day 2

    April 21, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 63 °F

    Ok, we have decided to do a walking tour with Chill - Out walking tours (free) which start at 10:00am. We stagger out of bed and head towards the square where it begins. As we arrive at the square, we notice a bakery, so we duck in and grab two coffees (espressos) and two egg/sausage sandwiches on croissants and one of the famous Lisbon custard tarts. Dang, that was tasty.

    Ok, we join the Chill-Out folks and meet Nuno who is our tour guide. Awesome fellow - he precedes to take. Us on a 4 hour walking tour of all the old neighborhoods of Lisbon. Knows everything - his English is better than ours. First rate experience! Did you know that the earthquake that leveled Lisbon in 1755 was 8x greater than the one that hit Japan recently? Over 9 on the Richter scale. Many Lisboans fled to the large squares near the river, only to be drowned by a Tsunami. The largest earthquake to ever hit Europe.

    After the tour, we wander down the hill and stop in a restaurant that is offering a lunchtime special. Ok, but not excited about it. Think we bought into the tourist trap scene. Heading further down the hill into Alfama, we decide to catch the 28 Tram which covers much of Lisbon. Just getting on is an adventure - every tourist wants to ride this - as well as some locals. So we had to wait till a 2nd and 3rd tram comes along before we can squeeze on. Now we careen off through the old boroughs of Lisbon on this herky jerky machine till we finally come close to a church where we get off and stop briefly in a market to grab some apples (major dehydration - 8o degrees out - too much wine, etc). After checking out the church, we look at Google Maps and notice a restaurant that we had saved back when we were in Winston - decided that we could walk there. So after a few more hills, we arrive at this little restaurant where they're grilling fish and steaks.. About the time we're entering, a Canadian couple is entering just ahead of us - they sit down and then see us and I guess they figured we looked friendly and the lady asked if they could sit with us. Of course we said yes1. Ordered up some more Green wine (young wine with bubbles) from the north of Portugal and ordered grilled Sea Bass and grilled Perch and had some bread,butter and olives. Delicious - had some sort of pudding for dessert - also very tasty. Our friends left to get some money for a tip (no credit cards here) but as we were leaving, they showed back up with a bottle of wine in hand and asked us to come join them down the block at their AirBnb. We cracked open a Bottle of Lisbon Red and hashed over politics and health care, then exchanged email addresses and Janet and I headed back through twisty streets with the help of Google maps on my phone to arrive back at the apt at 12:04 a.m. Finishing this at 12:24. Do you know how hard this is to do after two bottles of wine? Holy Mackerel ! (Hmmm - that might taste good grilled too!)
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  • Day10

    Ascensor da Gloria - Funicular

    July 23, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    The Glória Funicular (Ascensor da Glória), sometimes known as the Elevador da Glória (Glória Lift), is a funicular railway line in Santo Antóniol. It connects the Pombaline downtown (Restauradores Square) with the Bairro Alto (Garden/ Overlook of São Pedro de Alcântara).

    It should be noted that this was designed by Raoul Mesnier in 1882, who also created the Elevador de Sant Justa, in 1901

    Although described as a funicular, it does not truly qualify as the traction is provided by electric motors, the cable merely links the two cars together so that they ascend and descend simultaneously.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Elevador da Glória, Elevador da Gloria, Ascensor da Glória

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