Oporto: Special houses

Lesser known details of the city of Oporto. Some special houses.
Rua 31 de Janeiro
Rua 31 de Janeiro
Corner of Rua 31 de Janeiro com a Rua de St.ª Catarina
Corner of Rua 31 de Janeiro com a Rua de St.ª Catarina (detail).
Corner of Rua de St.ª Catarina and Praça da Batalha (detail).
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Café Magestic
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Café Magestic (Interior)
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Grande Hotel do Porto
Rua de St.ª Catarina
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Hotel St.ª Catarina
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Via Catarina
Rua de St.ª Catarina – Edifício Paladium
Rua Duque de Loulé
Rua Sá da Bandeira e Rua Formosa – Mercado do Bolhão
Mercado do Bolhão (detail)
Rua Sá da Bandeira
Rua Sá da Bandeira
Rua Sá da Bandeira – Café A Brasileira
Avenida dos Aliados
Rua Clube dos Fenianos – Edifício Sede dos Fenianos
Rua da Fábrica – Hotel Paris
Rua da Fábrica – Hotel Paris (detail)
Rua José Falcão
Rua dos Clérigos – Livraria Lello
Rua dos Clérigos – Livraria Lello (interior)
Rua dos Clérigos – Armazéns
Rua dos Clérigos – Armazéns (interior)
Rua Cândido dos Reis
Rua Cândido dos Reis
Rua Cândido dos Reis
Rua José Falcão
Travessa Passos Manuel
Travessa Passos Manuel
Travessa Passos Manuel
Praça Carlos Alberto
Praça do Coronel Pacheco
Praça de Mouzinho de Albuquerque
Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes
Praça de Parada Leitão
Praça de Parada Leitão
Rua Azevedo de Albuquerque – “Árvore”
Rua Dr. Barbosa de Castro – Building where Almeida Garret was born
Rua de S. Miguel
Rua do Almada – “Pestanas”
Passeio das Cardosas – Vitália
Largo do Terreiro (Ribeira)
Largo de S. Domingos
Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque – Casa da Música
Largo do Terreiro (Ribeira)
Virtudes

Photos by @Ludan, taken from the PowerPoint that can be found here: https://www.slideshare.net/joaocouto/porto-pormenores

Thank you Ludan for giving us a glimpse of Oporto beauty and history!

Pedestrian bridge in Lisbon, one of the 10 best in the world

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Architectural reference site praised the dynamism of the orange bridge found in Telheiras.

The orange bridge that connects Telheiras to the Torres de Lisboa was voted one of the 10 best in the world by the website Designboom, a website on art, architecture and design that is already a reference in these areas.

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According to the website, the fact that the bridge is positioned on a busy highway with no columns on the road and promotes physical exercise, with ramps, stairs and spaces for bicycles, are advantages that differentiate it.

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The use of side beams instead of columns in the center is also highlighted by the architecture website. The bridge is a project by Maximina Almeida + Telmo Cruz and was inaugurated in 14th February 2015.

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Designboom refers to the bridge as a dynamic structure that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

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In addition to the Portuguese bridge are also at the top:

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The Cirkelbroen Bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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The iron bridge that was created using 3D printing technology. This bridge is placed in the center of Amsterdam, Holland.
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The Danjiang Bridge in Taiwan.
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The “Bat” Bridge, in Monster, Holland, which was built to be a bat shelter.
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The Nomanslanding Dome Bridge, a movable bridge built for the Ruhrtriennale Festival in Germany. The sphere in the middle of the bridge can be separated into two, making it a point to watch the water or cross.
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The Nine Elms Bridge to Pimlico, which is still a project, will be the first bridge without cars, only for pedestrians and cyclists, in London, England.
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The Glass Bridge in Shiniuzhai National Park, China. that allows to pass over the space between two precipices.
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The Butterfly Bridge in Denmark. The name of the bridge is explained by the shape it takes when the two wings rise together or one at a time.
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And the bridge of the project of the company Niall Mclaughlin Architects, in the competition for the construction of a passage on the coast of Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, next to Tintagel Castle, opened on august 2019.

This is based on an e-mail I received a few years back, so I had to search for the nowadays bridges! Do not know the original author, but I thank him/her/it for the amazing information!