Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fundição de Oeiras (II)

These are some of the artworks you can find at the old foundry compound (1921):
'Labs and Research' tile panel. Inside the 'medallion' you can see two scenes of lab evolution Tile panels along the front wallTribute to all workers of the different sectors (1961)

One of the buildings at the entrance.

I wonder what will happen to all of this when demolition will take place (see previous post)...

15 comments:

Tanya said...

This factory is a work of art...such a shame.

Hope said...

It would be a shame to destroy such beauty. It would be nice if somehow these could be preserved.

Hilda said...

I wonder too. I just hope they get preserved!

The tile panels are fabulous! My father would have loved the first one — he was a chemist and scientist and the image of the historical and modern laboratories would have tickled him.

Marcel said...

Wow, I sure hope they save that fantastic art. Hope is right it would be a shame!

Sailor Girl said...

Tás a gozar!!! Vão deitar a baixo a Fundição???

LOVELY PHOTOS!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Stunning! That first one is amazing and the others are great too.

Wayne said...

Seeing these makes the idea of demolition even more disturbing.

Per Stromsjo said...

Stunning colours and lots of detail in that first shot, when enlarged!

Virginia said...

When I see these photos I realize how young our country really is and how much rich wonderful history and art cities like yours have. Please don't let these be destroyed! What a shame.

Neva said...

This is amazing....

Jules said...

I am going to come over to chain myself to that tile wall - it is exquisite - I can't believe that would be pulled down. I'm coming now!!!!

Sally said...

I just love that colour blue in the tiles. Thanks for visiting me at Sydney Daily Photo while I was away. I’m back from Queensland now and transmission should resume as normal.

My Life In Montreal said...

I love the tiles. This is the reason that I want to visit Portugal one day.

Olivier said...

les mosaïques sont magnifiques, un superbe travail.

the mosaics are beautiful, a superb job.

babooshka said...

It is awork of art. I do hope it's preserved. This kind of subject needs to be there for all.