27/01/2008

#27 - Subway



Some photos of the the zoo beautiful subway station.
The Zoo station is one of the eleven stations belonging to the network's original Metro in Lisbon, opened the December 29, 1959. This station is located in Plaza General Humberto Delgado, commonly known as Sete Rios. The station allows access to the Lisbon Zoo and the bus that is located in that square. The original architectural project (1959) was the work of architect and Falcon Cunha and the speeches of plastic painter Mary Keil. In 1995 the station was completely remodelled on the basis of an architectural project created by the architect Benoliel de Carvalho and intervention plastic the painter Julio Resende. The refurbishment of the station meant the extension of the pier boarding and construction of a new lobby with connection to the station of CP Sete Rios.

8 comments:

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Oh I love this tile work. Nice shots!

Gwyn said...

I love the eccentric colors of the animals. You always do such a great job of capturing your city's artwork.:)

Gwyn said...

Check out www.sitkadailyphoto.blogspot.com Marcel has a beautiful shot of the moon. Enjoy!

g_mirage said...

Interesting street art! Nice day!

Olivier said...

les peintures murales dans le métro sont vraiment superbes.

Murals in the subway are really superb.

Uma por Dia said...

I quite appreciate this metro stop, although it is not my favorite. I hope to continue shooting some of the subway stations because I think they are worth.

Thank you for the blog Gwyn :)

The T in D & T said...

these are really lovely, must be a lovely metro stop too. i like the whimsy of the animal colors.

Jackie said...

What beautiful tile art - I love it! I'd forgotten about it, I think it's quite common in Lisbon isn't it? (I was in Lisbon for a few days about 5 or 6 years ago - what a wonderful city!).