May 6, 2013

Discoveries Monument, Lisbon

Photograph by Luis Filipe Catarino, 4See/Redux

On Lisbon's Discoveries Monument, historical figures crowd a representation of a ship set to sail from the banks of the Tagus River. The Portuguese landmark's only female figure—Queen Philippa of Lancaster—can be seen crouched in prayer above. The monument was built in 1960 to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of her son Prince Henry the Navigator.

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