Saturday, 21 December 2013

Cruising from the Atlantic Ocean into the Taag River, Lisbon

Our ship, the Celebrity Equinox is docked in Lisbon on the Taag River. The river is the direct connection of Lisbon to the Atlantic Ocean and a true commercial and industrial vain of the region. Cargo ships regularly pass by under the watching eye of Jesus. The statue is called Christ the King and is almost 80m high. It was inspired by the Christ Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro. You can reach the statue via the impressive bridge of 25 April.

Ons schip de Celebrity Equinox ligt aangemeerd in Lissabon op de Taag Rivier. De rivier is de directe verbinding van Lisbon met de Atlantische Oceaan, een echte commerciële en indrustriele ader van de regio. Vrachtschepen varen regelmatig voorbij onder het wakende oog van Jezus. Het standbeeld noemt Christus de Koning en is bijna 80 meter hoog. Inspiratie hiervoor werd gevonden in Rio de Janeiro. Je kan het bereiken via de indrukwekkende brug van 25 april. 
 
Celebrity Equinox Lisbon

Taag Lisbon

Taag Lisbon Christ the King

Taag Lisbon

Taag Lisbon

Taag Lisbon

Taag Lisbon

Taag Lisbon Christ the King

Taag Lisbon 25 April Bridge

Previous Lisbon article: Fantastic ceiling and carved rocks in the Baixa Chiado Church

Previous River article: A river cruise on the Xi River (Li River) from Guilin

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15 comments:

  1. Mooie beelden en herinneringen. Een prachtig schip.

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  2. Beautiful ship and beautiful scenery to go with it. Are you on this trip now?? or have you finished it. Looks like a wonderful time. Hope that you and Kristel have a wonderful Christmas, and no cooking for you at 4 am! Best to you from the LONE STAR STATE, Jeanne

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  3. Obviously a busy port. The statue is enormous.

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  4. wonderful maritime shots



    ALOHA to YOU
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  5. Christmas is a time of giving hearts filled with love and pride, spreading the word of peace on earth and happiness at yuletide. So a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Greetings
    Dark

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  6. It is lovely to know about the statue, Christ the King in Lisbon !! Loved the picture of the statue as well. "Cargo ships regularly pass by under the watching eye of Jesus" , Indeed a lovely description.

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  7. Beautiful view; all of it. I've been on a few cruises and ship trips before. Somehow I didn't enjoy the stay on board but loved the sightseeing.

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  8. Een hele fraaie serie ....steeds weer geniet ik van jullie reisfoto's.

    Fijne Kerstdagen gewenst !

    Groetjes, Joop

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  9. We cruised aboard the Allure of the Seas. Love RCI.

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  10. Happy a whole-year holiday to you.

    And Merry Christmas to you.

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  11. Well, I guess you know how to let the pictures do the talking now, hehe~

    Early Merry Christmas to you ;)

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  12. Superbe!! De belles photos!! bisoussssss

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  13. Lovely Statue...a busy port, and quite nice.

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  14. ik ben naar het Jezus standbeeld geweest en men voelt zich erg klein als men ernaast staat. Groetjes Dietmut

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