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Tagus river at low level, bridge over Tagus, traffic jams due power cuts, telex at a news agency (Reuters) down, hall of a Lisbon hotel (Tivoli), trains at Rossio station stopped and shop interiors all without electricity.
Daily 90-minute power cuts ordered by the government because of the country's worst drought in 50 years started last monday affecting the whole Portugal.
Water levels in reservoir serving hydro-electric power stations are 60 per cent below normal, and France has recently reduced exports of electricity to Portugal for the same reasons.
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