3306 – 260 Years After The Quake II

Remember the Elevador de Santa Justa, that giant elevator from the Baixa up to Bairro Alto, that I decided not to ride up because of the queue of tourists? Well, for the Image of the Day I am standing atop. I just went the bridge from the convento to the top of the tower and then a few steps up to the platform.

The second image is again from inside of the ruins of the church. I can’t remember where I’ve read it, maybe in some travel guide, but the church is said to have collapsed during a well attended mass. The the vault was made of stones, so you can imagine that nobody within survived.