Monument to the Discoveries

We are in Lockdown in Lisbon. It is empty and quiet everywhere!

Once upon a time, before the Pandemic, I used to guide walking tours in Belém, Lisbon, Portugal. This historical district is one of Lisbon’s main tourist attractions. Travellers from all over the world used to explore it. Today, the place maintains its wonderful beauty, but it is shocking to see it so deserted.

I took this photo of “Monument to the Discoveries”. It is located in Belém, next to the Tagus River, from where ships sailed, in the 15th and 16th centuries, during the Age of Discovery, to explore the Orient.

The figure on the edge of the Monument is that of Prince Henry the Navigator, who is regarded as the main initiator of this glorious era of Portuguese explorations.

How would you like to take a tour of Belém from the comfort of your home?

I recently wrote and published a book that will help you do just that, virtualy! It’s an opportunity to satisfy your wanderlust and discover an amazing place, in a world in which our freedom of movement is restricted. And it’s all yours for the price of a cup of coffee. More info here:

By Arik Zara

I am Creator, Project Manager and Moderator of "What do you see from your window?". If you would like to learn more about me, here is a post of my life story in my own words, containing some interesting chapters of my life.

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