All the Peoples of the World (Lisbon 3)

Views from atop the Monument to the Discoverers, or Padrão dos Descobrimentos, built in around 1960 at the height of the Salazar dictatorship. This is on the river edge overlooking the Tagus, near the Belem Tower and self evidently across the road from the Jerónimos Monastery. I loved how the people on the encompassed mappa mundi directly below it are all trying to stay out of the wet bits… see Google for the names of the figures on the monument.

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