Queuing at the Elevador de Santa Justa

This is our entry in Manja Mexi Moving’s Friendly Friday bricks and tiles.

The Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, Portugal, carries passengers (mostly tourists) from the Baixa district below to the Bairro Alto district above.  The observation deck on top of the elevator gives excellent views of the Baixa district as well as the line of tourists queuing to enter the elevator.  From 45 meters up, the people in the queue seem to copy the pattern in the tile beside them.

For a photo of the Elevador de Santa Justa itself, from which we took the above photo, see our post Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E.  For another view from the top showing tiled rooftops, see our other post at View from Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc.

View from Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc.

The Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, Portugal, carries passengers from the Baixa district below to the Largo do Carmo above.  (A photo of the elevator can be found in our earlier post Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E.)  The photo below was taken just before sunset from the viewing platform on top of the elevator. Looking down on the geometric shapes of the red terracotta tiled rooftops, you can see the hats and caps of previous tourists who leaned too far over the railing without securing their headgear in the breeze.

This photo was taken on September 11, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 800, f/4.9, 1/100 sec, 18 mm.

Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E – Needs to have two E’s in the topic word.

The Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, Portugal, carries passengers (mostly tourists) from the Baixa district below to the Largo do Carmo and the Igreja do Carmo church above.  Not visible from this angle is the walkway (in the back) leading to the church, but an arch of the church is visible on the right side across from the elevator. (The church was severely damaged in the 1755 earthquake and the stone roof of the main nave is gone, leaving only the pointed arches between the pillars.) The viewing platform on top of the elevator gives excellent views of the Baixa district and the side of the church.

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017. It was converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro, with the elevator itself left in its original color. Specs are:

Canon 100D, f/16, 1/80 sec, 34 mm