Portuguese American Journal

Google doodles Lisbon tramcar – Portugal

Google-Portugal search engine users were surprised Wednesday to find a “doodle” of a Lisbon “elétrico da Carris” (Carris tramcar) celebrating the Cais do Sodré-Algés line which started circulating in Portugal’s capital city on August 31, 1910.

Currently the line serves more than 20 million passengers every year.

Carris, the company that oversees Lisbon’s tramway network, still runs 65 units around Lisbon daily.

Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.

Recently Google-Portugal search engine featured Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa on his 123th birthday and Portuguese Fado singer Amália Rodrigues on her 100th birthday.

Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them.

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