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In my trip by Downtown, I stopped in this beautiful Square.

This is the Triumph Arch of Street Augusta, in the Commerce Square

The Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Square), because it was the location of the Royal Ribeira Palace (Paços da Ribeira) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. After the earthquake, the square was completely remodelled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown ordered by the Marquis of Pombal.
Urban development of the banks of the Tagus (the Ribeira) was given a definitive impulse in the early 1500s, when King Manuel I built a new royal residence - the Ribeira Palace - by the river, outside the city walls. The area was further developed with the building of a port, ship building facilities (the Ribeira das Naus), the Casa da India and other administrative buildings that regulated the commerce between Portugal and other parts of Europe and its colonies in Africa, Asia and America. From Wikipedia

Nikon D40X
2008/12/19 19:45:55.3
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/3 sec - F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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