Aqueduto das Águas Livres. Aqueduct of the Free Waters. by terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
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Lisbon.Portugal. Taken from the top of the aqueduct.

The Águas Livres Aqueduct is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km.
The city of Lisbon has always suffered from the lack of drinking water, and King John V decided to build an aqueduct to bring water from sources in the parish of Caneças, in the modern municipality of Odivelas. The project was paid for by a special sales tax on beef, olive oil, wine, and other products.
Construction started in 1731 under the direction of Italian architect Antonio Canevari, replaced in 1732 by a group of Portuguese architects and engineers, including Manuel da Maia, Azevedo Fortes and José da Silva Pais. Between 1733 and 1736, the project was directed by Manuel da Maia, who in turn was replaced by Custódio Vieira, who would remain at the head of the project until around 1747.
Custódio Vieira conceived the centerpiece of the aqueduct, the arches over the Alcantara valley, completed in 1744. A total of 35 arches cross the valley, covering 941 m. The tallest arches reach a height of 65 m, and many are pointed, reminiscent of arches in Gothic style. It is considered a masterpiece of engineering in the Baroque period.
In 1748, although the project was still unfinished, the aqueduct finally started to bring water to the city of Lisbon, a fact celebrated in a commemorative arch built in the Amoreiras neighbourhood. From this period on, construction was overseen by other architects, including Carlos Mardel of Hungary and others. During the reigns of José I and Maria I, the network of canals and fountains was greatly enlarged.
The Mãe d’Água (Mother of the Water) reservoir of the Amoreiras, the largest of the water reservoirs, was finished in 1834. This reservoir, with a capacity of 5,500 m³ of water, was designed by Carlos Mardel. It is now deactivated and can be visited as part of the Museu da Água (Water Museum). (wikipedia)
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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    Amazing…………………….I am still very attracted to this beautiful city………………………..Joyce………………….x

  • thank you Joyce:)))

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 2 years ago

    I love the POV here Tereza … beautifully captured and amazing architectural design and colours….. colours…

  • thank you very much Sharon:)))

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 2 years ago

    love this bridge and POV, wonderful

  • thanks so much sweetie:))

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture Tereza!

  • thank you so much Thegn:))

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago

    STUNNING WORK !!!! UAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

  • sweet Guenda, thank you!

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • Janone
    Janonealmost 2 years ago

    Very nice work, you created here, dear Tereza. Without the cars it had looked older..
    Jan

  • Thank you so much Jan:)

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations. Your work is beautiful!
    View your feature here and join me in congratulating your co-creators
    June 2013

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous work!


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