Portugal

Very Large Christs

Back to his very origins, humans have chosen to worship physical representations of their deities. Currently the most popular religion (in terms of current number of followers) is this Christian faith, with around 2,000 million followers. We’ve previously covered Very…

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Tuesday, 18th May 2010

Calatrava’s Buildings

Continuing our exploration of the work of Santiago Calatrava, we visit some of his more notable buildings, beginning with an in-depth look at the magnificent Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències – the City of Arts and Sciences in…

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Wednesday, 11th November 2009

Bullrings

Bullfighting traces its history way back to when the Romans held public spectacles of “Man vs Beast”, and although France and Portugal both have long bullfight histories, it is considered a very Spanish tradition. So it’s in Spain where we…

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Thursday, 3rd September 2009

Aircraft Strip Bar

Just outside Lisbon Airport we can see an old jet airliner. Nothing unusual about that, clearly – however you’d have to go a very long way to find another aircraft that has ever been converted into a strip bar, complete…

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Friday, 23rd May 2008

Face of… Santa Claus?

Here in Portugal there’s a forest fire burning through the landscape (Portugal’s been hit hard by these fires in recent years), but there seems to be a little more to this particular plume of smoke… Does that not look like…

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Monday, 4th December 2006

Euro 2004

EURO 2004, the UEFA European Football Championship, was held between 12 June and 4 July 2004 in ten stadiums around Portugal. Of those ten stadiums seven are availible in high-resolution… Estádio do Dragão (Dragon Stadium) (Porto, capacity 52000) Estádio do…

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Thursday, 17th November 2005
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