Saturday, 22 February 2014

Portuguese Trip 6 - Lisboa and back in time...

We headed towards Lisbon, and took the 'new' Vasco de Gama bridge over the Tagus towards the city. We were heading towards an area called the Park of Nations which hosted the world Expo in 1998.

I visited the Expo with my wife for our honeymoon. We had three days in the Expo and the main memory was the blistering heat each day...

It was really interesting to see how the park had changed in the fifteen years since: one of the main changes being the addition of tens of thousands of flats and houses. Some of the signs were still there, and also the wavy pavement designs representing the oceans, as well as the fountains and statues and the main buildings. We parked up and had a wander before I was dropped back at the airport.
It was good to see Gil, the mascot was still around in the Park, although its paint was peeling a little with the age...

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