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The Estrela Basilica

The Estrela Gardens next door are equally inspiring!

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One of the buildings often found next to a Roman forum is the basilica. It served as a place where people could meet. Basilicas had no statues of Roman gods and had beautiful light that came in through windows near the roof, so they were a favorite gathering place for early Christians.

The plan of the basilica was later adopted for the construction of important churches. Lisbon has an elegant basilica at Estrela, built in 1790 by Queen  Maria I.

Few people seem to know that one can climb the stairs to the roof of the Estrela basilica and enjoy in peaceful silence breathtaking views of the city. It is a perfect place to meet Lisbon.

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The view from Blog HQ...

The view from Blog HQ…

You might be interested to know that 3 years ago today I set up the blog ‘Old School Garden’. The stats:

  • 2,145 posts (including reblogs and this one!)
  • 2,098 comments
  • 256,714 hits (or views) of pages
  • Views from 184 countries with a top ten of U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and Ireland.
  • Posts about recycling, especially using pallets, continue to be the most popular group of posts, with one (the reblogged ‘Ultimate guide to Upcycling Pallets’) achieving over 7,000 views alone.
  • My blog following has increased to 3,036 on all channels, with 634 being direct followers.

And it is to you, my followers, and others reading my stuff that I say, once more, a very big THANKYOU!

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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

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Agriculture, being a significant contributor to climate change, will no doubt be on the agenda at COP21 discussions being held in Paris at the moment. Despite being a noted omission from UNFCCC negotiations to date, it is a sector which can’t be ignored if we are to halt climate change. Recent research found that while emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) were dropping in terms of their contribution to overall emissions (29% of man-made emissions in the 1990s to 21% in 2010), emissions from agriculture are growing at around 1% per year. Yet there is a lack of public awareness of the magnitude of greenhouse gas emissions from farming. In a global survey by Chatham House less than a third of people surveyed thought that meat and dairy production significantly contributed to climate change, despite it having a larger carbon footprint than the…

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