This image is a photo work to show the view on Tagus river and the Vasco da Gama Bridge at sunset.The Tagus river is the biggest river of the Portugal. It starts in Spain and lasts 1038 km (645 mi). The largest bridge of the Europe is built over this river. The bridge’s name is Vasco da Gama Bridge. Its length is 17.2 km (10.7 mi).
This image was made using layer masks and few shots with different exposures. You may see how it was before and after processing.
Finally I’ve merged the panorama, photos to which I made in Lisbon visiting the Castelo de Sao-Joseph. I had to make 19 photos to get whole view from the wall of the castle. And there was a problem to merge those images together as the result panorama was going to be too large. But this trouble was solved using PhotoShop. It has a nice feature of photo merging. It is automatic and needs only the input set of images to work with.
So, the result panorama came with 24,000px width! Here is a smaller copy for your review.
This post is to share some thoughts about the metro in Lisbon.
Metro Lisboa Route Map (from Wiki)
The Lisbon metro was opened in 1959 and for now it has 4 lines and 55 stations. The lines can be identified by colors and logos. So, there are following lines:
Azul – Blue
Amarela – Yellow
Verde – Green
Vermelha – Red
The good thing that they have built a station near the airport. This make the life easier.
Tickets to enter the metro can be bought right before the entrance. We used magnetic cards which can be loaded with some amount of money. Every person should have his own card.
The stations are modern and clean. There are not too many people. So, I would say that the metro is very comfortable transport there.
The thing one should notice, that you cannot change the train if you missed the direction, without going upstairs and then downstairs to a platform. This was not great surprise when we did the mistake (we had all our baggage with us). But they have lifts that can help you moving your stuffs.. although we didn’t see that on every station.
I like the trains in the Lisbon metro. They are not like in Ukraine. They are modern, move smoothly. You do not feel the stop but in Ukraine you could fall if you are not held up.
The stations are decorated with stones. But I’m not really satisfied with those decoration.. although this is only my opinion..
Lisbon Metro – Orient Station
If you want to choose in which direction you have to go you must know the last station in the line in your direction. But the good thing everything is described on boards and you may ask the metro staff for help or even people in station. They all are very friendly.
Here are some photos taken inside the metro. All the photos were made using my smartphone, so they do not pretend on any quality.