Torre de Belém – Tower of Belém in Lisbon

Torre de Belém – Tower of Belém in Lisbon

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The tower was built in the sixteenth century in the Tagus river to control the entrance to the city from the sea. The Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland. the beautiful Tower of Belem was being built as the third in a series of fortifications designed to protect the natural port of Lisbon. Constructed between 1514 and 1520 of local lioz limestone, the tower is an example of the distinctive Portuguese “Manueline” style, named for King Manuel I. The style incorporates motifs inspired by the great Age of Discovery and the recent return of Vasco de Gama from explorations to the Far East. Design elements from Morocco, Venice, and India mingle with nautical symbols like rope.

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Broadway Tower – The Highest Little Castle in The Cotswolds

Broadway Tower – The Highest Little Castle in The Cotswolds

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Standing 65ft high Broadway Tower is the second highest point in the Cotswolds and sits dramatically on top of an ancient beacon site. Broadway Tower was built for the Earl of Coventry in 1798 by renowned 18th Century architect James Wyatt. It is located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the Worcestershire county. The tower has been home to Sir Thomas Phillipps, and served as a country retreat for artists such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones who lived there together in the 1880s. Today, the tower is a tourist attraction and country park with various exhibitions open to the public as well as a gift shop.

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Magnificent Brodway Tower, England

Magnificent Brodway Tower, England

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Broadway tower is a magnificent sight. It was built in 1799 as a signal tower. It is located in the Cotswolds with an impressive view of 13 Counties. With 1024 feet (312m) above sea level is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. The Tower is open for public and for a small fee you may climb to the very top.

Opening Times:
10.30am – 5.00 daily

Admission prices:
Adult £4.50
Child (4-14) £2.50
Concession £4.00
Family (2+2) £12

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Briliant Set of Eiffel Tower FishEye Photography

Briliant Set of Eiffel Tower FishEye Photography

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Most original views of the eiffel tower i’ve ever seen. Fish-Eye lens allows you to create a highly unusual perspective. Superwide lens has a focal length about 10.5 mm producing a circular photo. It produces 180-degree view on frame. The images they produce are highly distorted, giving them a dynamic, abstract feel.

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