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The Campo Pequeno Bullring is the bull ring of Lisbon, Portugal. It is located in the Campo Pequeno Square, by the Avenida da Repblica. After a profound renovation, it re-opened as a multi-event venue in 2006, designed to be used for various events apart from bull fighting. It hosts a range of live acts and has seen many famous bands perform there. It includes an underground shopping centre, restaurants and a parking lot.
Lisbon's bullring was built between 1890 and 1892 under the project of Portuguese architect Ant鏮io Jos Dias da Silva. His design was inspired by the bullring of Madrid, by Emilio Rodriguez Ayuso, later demolished. The style is the neo-Mud嶴ar, a Romantic style inspired by the old Arab architecture from Iberia. Lisbon's new bull ring replaced an old one, located in the Campo de Santana.

The bull ring has a circular floorplan with four large octagonal towers on each cardinal point with oriental-looking domes. The Western tower is flanked by two turrets and serves as main entrance. The many windows of the building have a typical horseshoe shape. The entire surface of the building is covered by bricks of orange colour. The inner arena has 80 metres of diameter and is covered with sand. The seats hold almost 10,000 people.

Unlike Spanish bull fighting the bull is not killed at the end of the fight. This was decreed by king Miguel of Portugal during his reign of 1828-1834 as he considered it inhuman to the animal.
From English Wikipedia.


Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2010/12/26 16:30:48.6
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/30 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off

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