Parque das Nações

May 22, 2011

I went out today to a butterfly conservation area. I figured that it’d have some beautiful flowers, butterflies and bees. It had… none. So, then I visited a steam fair which we found in the area. Awful, was like some weird Craggy Island fair (google it). Consquently I got no photos … still, here instead is a photo taken from the best area in Lisbon, Parque das Nações. For an expo a few years ago, this place was recreated. It’s now home to an Oceanarium, Science Park, cable cars, variety of businesses, a huge shopping centre and best of all, wonderful outdoor art installations. Architecturally, it’s the very best part of Lisbon. So basically, if you have just a few hours in Lisbon, get the metro to this place and enjoy yourself. One word of advice, don’t take that little blue train ride, it’s awful, boring, pointless, bumpy and will just cost you 30 minutes of your life that you can never get back!



  1. hahaha no little blue train ride, check! nice picture, you are very good with a horizon!!

  2. Lovely!

  3. Wonderful perspective and tones here. Sorry you didn’t get to see any butterflies or flowers.

  4. Really nice. I love the perspective. 🙂

  5. Interesting lines Nigel. You did very well with the composition and sepia tone PP.

  6. Beautiful shot. I, too, really like the tones and processing on this.

  7. Great composition, did the fair have a spider baby?!

    • Hi Kieran. Thankfully not but it really felt like something abnormal. Worse than my visit to Bishop’s Lydeard where the highlight at the end of a train journey was (and I quote) “a large wall and a shop that sells ice cream.”

  8. I love the rhythm in this one, Nigel… very nice!

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