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On arrival by plane at Lisbon

Aqueduto das Águas Livres (Free Water Aqueduct). Built in the beginning of the XVIIIth Century by King John V (D. João V). It carried water from the hills north of the city and crossed 4 Counties. It is 20 kms long, part underground. The picture shows its most important and spectacular segment, composed by 35 arches (14 ogival). The biggest arch is 24 meters wide and 65 meters high. Through many of them, there is a complex web of car an rail roads. Nowadays, this construction has only hystoric and touristic interest. The upper trail allows passage of people, worth a visit. At the background, part of Monsanto Woods. The extense yellowish spot at the right side is a concrete wall built recently to support the hill and its houses.

RGatward, joso, bertolucci, Galmeida, capthaddock, faraujo heeft deze opmerking als nuttig gemarkeerd

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Additional Photos by Rui Monteiro Santos (Vagabond) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1063 W: 317 N: 409] (5848)
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