Photo of the Day

a cable car on a street in Lisbon, Portugal
August 29, 2013

Cable Car, Lisbon

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

A jam-packed cable car clacks over steep cobbled streets, bringing Lisboans downtown from Bairro Alto, the High Quarter, in 1965. The quarter's multistoried 17th-century buildings were once the city's tallest. The small vintage trams still operate today, navigating tight turns past markets, restaurants, and churches, sometimes getting caught in traffic jams.


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Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic

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