room with view

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Year 2007. A view of Tagus bridge from Belem Tower in Lisbon. The Torre de Belem have had many usages throughout its 500 years of existence. Fortunately is today a National Museum, a Masson masterpiece of carved stone representing a style intended to celebrate the Discovery’s golden period, The Manuelino. But it once served as a jail for special prisoners, a jail on a tower built near the banks of the Tagus River and only possible to reach by boat, which is not today’s case. The bridge construction was finished and inaugurated in 1966 and the jail services were long gone. But if we ignore the bridge on the picture we can easily imagine what the prisoners were seeing all day long… a beautiful landscape filled with caravels sailing away.

//jb.10december2014