Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Lift Obsession???

You must think that I am really obsessed with lifts, but this one is definitely worth blogging about. I have seen trams, buses, trains, bikes and taxis transport people from one district to another, but never have I seen or heard of a lift that does exactly just that!

The Santa Justa’s Elevator connects the Upper and Lower parts of the city in just 3 minutes. Just imagine the time saved by using this lift, instead of walking up and down steep roads! Not only that, once on top, you have stunning views of Lisbon.



Did you notice any similarities with the Eiffel Tower? That’s because this masterpiece was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an apprentice of Gustav Eiffel.

Besides this lift, the other thing I found interesting was the funicular service, literally a one-stop tram that brings people back and forth on just one street. It is like going down a straight slope on a sledge, and doing it over and over again!



Will be back with more to share!

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