domingo, 20 de abril de 2008

Baixa/Chiado Station

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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.

3 comentários:

George Townboy disse...

Awesome post ... fantastic series of pictures, and I love love love the final one!!

Anónimo disse...

Tal como disse, linda; linda; linda!

Abby disse...

It's amazing how something so utilitarian could be so beautiful. It's like liquid gold running over the ceiling.