This gallery presents panorama pictures of Portugal (mostly) and
some other countries.
These pictures were taken with digital cameras featuring
a special mode for panoramas.
Since the file size of each picture is above
200Kb, I added an intermediate size with approximately 50Kb to 100Kb.
technical data on the right shows the equivalent focal distance in conventional
35mm format (135 film), the angle is the azimuth spanned by the camera and the
ratio is the aspect ratio, between horizontal and vertical.|
panoramas of Portugal are split into three pages:
Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital of Portugal, the city
where I was born, where I live and the one I photograph the most. The city unfolds
over multiple hills, offering high viewpoints, numerous belvederes and attractive
Portugal is shaped by the Tagus river
that cuts the country in two. To the south, plains and sparse forest dominate
the landscape. On the inland, population is currently scarce whilst traces of
ancient peoples abound.
The Tagus valley is defined by a
chain of hills and mountains named Montejunto-Estrela; these mountains feature
the typical relief North from Tagus: steeper slopes, thicker forests - especially
pinewood - and denser population.
photos of Ispra
On this page there are three panoramas of Rome, Italy and one panorama of Trujillo,
In addition to the panoramas on this page, the album
of Rome has six more panoramas. Also, there are four panoramas in the album
of Ispra, Italy.
Rooftops of Rome, Italy
church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli offers a splendid belvedere to appreciate the
rooftops of Rome. This picture points towards northeast.
From left to right,
the first dome is from Sant' Andrea della Valle church, located on Corso Vittorio
Emanuele; the second dome, on the background, is St. Paul's Cathedral on the Vatican;
the third dome, sided by two towers, is Sant' Agnese in Agone church on Piazza
Navona; and the fourth dome is Gesù church, located on Piazza del Gesù.
Sacred Area of Piazza Argentina,
At Piazza Argentina, known as Campus Martius by the Romans,
lay the remains of four temples from different periods of Ancient Rome. The archaeological
works are still in progress.
Following an old Rome tradition, stray cats
gathering here are fed by neighbours, in memory of the unfortunate periods of
Rome history, during which the cats were sacrificed to nurture the starving people.
Forum of Trajan, Rome,
This panorama encompasses the Fori of Trajan and its neighbourhoods.
The forum was built on the second century AD and was approximately 200meter (yards)
long by 180meter (yards) wide.
On the left one sees the Column of Trajan,
celebrating Rome's victories over de Dacians and, on the foreground, the ruins
of the Basilica (used for civil services). The forum included two libraries, one
hot lavatory, among other buildings.
On the right background, one can see
the remaining walls of the Trajan Market, a remarkable multi-storey building;
perhaps this architecture was the best response to an overcrowded city.
Trujillo's Plaza Mayor,
Circular view of the Plaza Mayor (main square) in Trujillo,
home town to Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru. Trujillo knew its apogee in
the XVIth century with the glory and fortune of conquerors
and navigators, who build palaces, churches and monasteries.
town looks down in the valley, watching the progress passing by over the Autovía
del Suroeste (SouthEast highway).
Note: While scrolling the photo,
you'll find a description of the highlights.
I, João Gomes Mota, keep all the authorship and reproduction rights of
The copy and reproduction of these
photographs is not authorised, although I can do very little to prevent
In case you want a copy, contact
me. Your courtesy will be rewarded wit a higher quality file, whenever possible.
to other sites with freeware and/or shareware to create panorames and others
with information and galleries about panorama photography.
An essential reference in panorama photography. Includes tips for beginners, a
step by step guide to create panoramas, analysis of hardware and software for
creating and viewing panoramas.
tools: a set of free tools created by Helmut Dersch from Germany to create
panorama images, both cylindrical and spherical. Includes many beautiful images.
It has a drawback, though : it assumes that every one has a fish eye lens in his
camera bag :-)
Portugal: A tour around Portugal (and a bit of Spain) browsing through hundreds
of circular QuickTime panoramas. It features some spectacular (and rare) views
from Portugal. The site is maintained by Santiago Ribas and includes some introductory
texts in English.
João Gomes Mota|
|Published: June 2002. Last update: February 2005.|