Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The dark room









This amazing video of a guy playing drums at a football stadium can be seen in a dark room installation, as part of a modern art exhibition (Young at Heart - Remix) at Cascais Cultural Center (see below). Photos are not allowed, but I took advantage of being in such a dark room where video cameras could not catch me. The formerly Convent of Our Lady of Pity (built 1641) became Cascais Cultural Center in 2000, after some great work inside, beeing now a multifunctional space.

16 comments:

marie6 said...

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Kate said...

Naughty! Naughty! Taking forbidden photos (I've done that, too, but very nervously!). I'd love to see the front of the building because the architecture looks interesting!

Olivier said...

tu es un dangereux garnement ;o)) ils sont énervants avec leurs interdictions de prendre des photos ;o(

you are a dangerous scamp ;o)) are irritating with their bans to take pictures ;o(

Tanya said...

Ha ha, I can see myself doing that too!

Marcel said...

Kate is right, naughty, naughty. My wife and I saw a guy get caught taking photos in a St. Marks in Venice it looked to me as if the guards were none too happy. But, we are glad you took this one and hope that no one who can give you trouble looks at your blog.

tr3nta said...

Good to know... shame that I'm not in Lisbon...

Hilda said...

So glad you didn't get caught!

I love how they painted this former convent!

See? Buildings can be bright, cheerful AND elegant at the same time! Can you understand why I detest that spiky building and costumed radio tower? :D

JM said...

Well, in fact I was so frustrated not to be able to take some photos inside the building, this was my little revenge! :-) The interior is awesome with 3 elements I really like, glass, wood and white+stone walls in such a great combination you have the most amazing angles to shoot! Different stairs are everywhere and some parts of the floor are made of glass. It's fantastic! Now imagine all this combined with great pieces of modern art... and nothing to show! Lol!

I've been caught once taking a shot inside a synagogue in Prague and is not a nice situation... So I'd rather ask for permission, which is denied most of the times... and once you ask you can not say you didn't know it was prohibited (if you get caught...) Lol!

Per Stromsjo said...

Well, dark rooms always used to go hand in hand with photography... ;)

Marie-Noyale said...

I was caught too on one of Manhattan bridges,where no photos are allowed since 9/11.. I truly had not seen the signs but had to wait 45mn in the car for them to check me on their computers!!! They did not find anything!!!

ken mac said...

certainly a contrast today!

Ann Pablo said...

ahaha. am guilty myself of taking photos where its prohibited. thanks for dropping by my blog.

Zsolt72 said...

for the first sight i thought it was Iggy Pop:)

Saretta said...

Shoot first, ask questions later! You're a regular photography renegade! ;-)

JM said...

Marie-Noyale, if I think getting caught at the synagogue was not nice, your experience was a true headache!!!

Zslot72, yes, I can see why you thought it was Iggy Pop! :-)

Saretta, that was really funny! :-)

Thank you all for your comments.

Neva said...

Like Kate I have also done it wondering if my beloved camera would be snatched from me! I have also asked and been denied....when my Russian visitors were here...you would be amazed at what people said "no" too>(shopping in a grocery, at the mall...it was shocking) so we took them on the sly....so there. It is not as if the grocery store is a state secret or anything!
I love the building here.