National Geographic : 1938 Feb
AN OUTDOOR ELEVATOR CONNECTS STREET LEVELS Pedestrians in the Rua da Santa Justa are lifted by Lisbon's municipal elevator to an iron bridge, where they get out and walk across the roof tops to a shopping district several stories higher than the one they started from. Streets in this lower section have long been identified with different trades (page 136). ORPHAN BOYS PLAY WHERE VASCO DA GAMA PRAYED In a seamen's home and chapel established here atBelem byPrince Henry the Navigator, Da Gama and his crew spent the night before sailing for India. In gratitude to the Virgin forthe expedition's success, King Manoel Ibuilt the mag nificent Monastery of Jeronymos, now occupied byan orphan school (page 134).