Caught today, invading the Avenida 24 de Juleo. Stylish. Very stylish. And the scooter is nice too :)
This is at Quinta da Regaleira in Cintra, Portugal. It is a part of a labyrinthic layout of mansion/grounds/grottos/caves/gardens that were commissioned by Carvalho Monteiro, who is claimed to have been richer than the king of Portugal at the time (1904 is when the construction commenced).
The architect employed was Luigi Manini of Italy, who designed the 4-hectare plot and installed various designs in the buildings alluding to alchemy, Freemasons and the Knights Templar.
I guess Dan Brown spent some time in Cintra too ;)
This is on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo (sounds almost like a character from a famous Indian movie).
3 building,adjacent, all covered with art! Yes, that’s what it is nay-sayers.
Notice the spokes on the crown going ‘out of the building’ :)
I think Lisbon and I are gonna get along – just fine!
Another building-art in 5 minutes.
OK. I know it’s close to the Watchmen tagline, but I couldn’t resist.
It was too damn obvious.
This is a building I cross daily from my home in Hannover to Macshsee Lake.
The industrial architecture from the 70s still dots the city, even though ‘modernism’ is trying to plant its feet well and deep too.