"The public fountains in the city of Lisboa were not merely running water. They were, above all, places to pause and ponder. Close by one could see both old people warming themselves in the sun and children in the colourful spectacle of their play. In the water that flowed from each public fountain the history of a street, a quarter, a whole city was told."
The complete text I've prepared, can be read here.
With this cache, I wanted to heat your feet and your head. Have fun!
This cache was a regular one but, after 4 successful visits, it disappeared. I converted it to "virtual". Read the new instructions to find it.
To log this cache as a find, you'll have to visit all the spots, collect the information and make the calculations.
With the result, you'll get to the final spot and note the numbers in the 3 public lamps around the exact coordinates place (in a radius of less than 10 metres) The sum will be the password to open your certification document below in this page. The document, also, has some pages with information about the final location and that info was in the container, which disappeared.
Then, email me the first sentence of the last paragraph in the document (MS Word 97 compatible. If you can't open the doc. or haven't MS Word installed, email me the number, that you've just calculated.).
After that, you can log this cache as a find.
|Itinerary on Foot (Best choice!)
||Itinerary by Car (Poorest choice...)
Proposed parking places
Itineraries between Parking places
|( if you have difficulties opening these links, due to a Firewall or your browser, ask me for the files and i'll send them by mail )
||Chafariz de Dentro and note the year writen at right as A
||Chafariz d'El Rey and note how many taps still exist as B
||Chafariz das Moiras and note how many stone benches are as C
||Chafariz S. Paulo and note how many stone faces still exist as D
||Chafariz da Rua de "O Século" and note the nbr. of taps as E
||Chafariz do Carmo note the nbr. of taps that work by twisting the handle as F
||Chafariz da Mãe d'Água and note the door nr. in the building at right as G (the door is blocked with a ugly brick wall)
||Chafariz do Rato and note the total nr. of steps (both sides) as H
Now, it's time to a little brainstorm!
(take the data to home/hotel ( or just sit in the stairs ofChafariz do Rato ) and make this calculations:
I = A/624, J = (B * 9) - 24 , K = (C * (F + 1)) – 11, L = D + 1 + (F + 1) - B, M = (E * 2) + B, N = (F + 1), O = G – (C * C), P = H – O
||The cache place is at
|Total distance (one leg)
||+/- 7.400m (only the car)
||+/- 4.700 (only the car)
Don't forget: "Cache in, trash out" and Leave No Trace
(With the password made up by the final calculations, open this document and copy it to you PC if you wish. Allow some time for the file to be downloaded.)
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