21/04/2008

#112 - Baixa/Chiado Metro Station

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Click the photo and enjoy a trip of 45 meters profound.


This station allows access to the Baixa and the Chiado, and is one of the most crowded of the city. The architectural project was the work of architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and of plastic painter Angelo de Sousa. Due to locate the approximately 45 meters from the surface, the station Baixa/Chiado is the most profound of the entire network of Metro in Lisbon.
The signs are related to Islamic art, but retains as much as possible characteristics of simplicity and restraint of means to be used: white tiles and, in some areas of the walls and ceiling, a gilded inscriptions.

6 comments:

George Townboy said...

Unique!! Loved this post, and all the photos ... MUITO BOM!!

Kris McCracken said...

I love that you've given us a wider shot of the stop. Fantastic and thanks very much!

quintarantino said...

Linda! Linda! Linda!
E obrigado pelos mimos, Mary Jo!

Destitute Rebel said...

This is a unique building, quite different then what you usually post, thanks for sharing, wonderful shot.

The D in D & T said...

Thank you for your message. I'm ok, it's been a bit rough, and also trying to get the bloody phone / internet connected, but mostly we're ok! I've missed Daily Photos!! But we are back online now - hope your well and thanks again for your concern, I really did appreciate it x

Uma por Dia said...

Townboy: Muito bem para ti também! Heheh Beijão

Kris: I think some structures must be highlighted

Mr Q: Miminhos sempre para quem é querido. Mais uma vez um beijo.

Rebel: if you click on the photo you see that is only one big beautiful tunnel!

The D in D & T: Welcome back!!