Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Travels ~ My Mother's Visit to Portugal: Part IV

This is the train station coming from Sintra, Portugal, into Lisbon. There are homes built over the tunnel.

The station which connects to Sintra is the Rossio Station. If the above picture is the same station, it has been rebuilt and modernized since my mother saw it.

Image by Jaime Silva

Image by Jaime Silva

Image by philip_sheldrake

One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is the Oriente Train Station. It was built by master architect Santiago Calatrava with a roof of glass and steel made to look like a row of trees. The Oriente Station is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York.

Image by Feliciano GuimarĂ£es from GuimarĂ£es, Portugal

Image by chloeloe

Sintra is a major tourist attraction, about 50 minutes by train from Lisbon. My mother visited this beach below Sintra.

More beaches at Sintra.

Image by Fr Antunes

The waves make an interesting fan shape.
Image by Fr Antunes

Image by Jeroen Bosman

A sunset is a good way to say goodbye to the pictures from my mother's trip to Portugal.

Image by vanessa lollipop

We can put a picture from the Portugal in Giraffe #233.

1 comment:

  1. I think having Girraffee 233 hold a picture is a good idea.

    Pink Kitty