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The “Aqueduto das Águas Livres” is an architectural masterpiece built from 1731 to 1748 when it started bringing fresh water from Belas (15 kms away) to the thirsty city of Lisbon.
The aqueduct main line extends for 14174mts and was able to transfer 1300m3 every day just through gravity. The water was dropped for distribution at the “Mãe de Água” a beautiful reservoir which is another “must see” to any Lisbon visitor.
As the line runs under ground most of the way, actually what is called Aqueduto das Águas Livres is the monumental set of arches across the Alcantara Valley, some of which can be seen in this photo.

When I was reviewing this photo, one thing that caught my eye is the strange form of the cloud above the aqueduct which, to me, resembles a Japanese samurai on horse, with his sword pointing forward…

As a workshop I included a full view, but the photo is too noisy and too crammed. You just have to drive under it or walk over it, to understand it’s full scale.

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