Photographer's Note

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After another rake through a box of Kodachrome slides taken with my trusty little Voigtländer Vito B during the course of a school trip in July, 1965, here is another picture from Lisbon, this time including the enormous and imposing Arco da Rua Augusta also seen in my last photo but viewed from its north side which bears a clock. And through the archway you can see, in the distance, the equestrian statue of King José I in the Praça do Comércio.

If you click on Map: view (or if you enter these co-ordinates into Google maps: 38.709226, -9.137104), you should be able to see where I was standing when I took this picture 54 years ago. And, if you drag Google's little yellow man down to this spot, you will see this place as it is today: no longer are vehicles driving through the archway or the square - these streets are now for pedestrians only - and underfoot the roadways are now finished in those lovely mosaics of small limestone cobblestones (known locally as " calçada") which we see in so many of Portugal's town and cities.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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