Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eden Teatro

This was one of Lisbon's major cinema/theatre buildings (1933). The magnificent interiors have been totally torn down in 2001 and it was converted in a hotel but, gladly, most of its Deco façade has been kept. (Click to enlarge)

21 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh how I do love Art Deco and this is a wonderful example. Just Fantastic.

B SQUARED said...

A beautiful theatre but I'm not sure about the hotel.

Julie said...

Yes, I love art-deco too and this is a magnificent example, Jose. I also like the lamps ...

Check out the photograph that Michael from Melbourne has posted this evening. You will love it!

Sailor Girl said...

You're photo is also AWESOME!!!
(hehehehehehe)
Have an Excellent Tuesday, my Friend!!

brattcat said...

What a gorgeous building. Even the glass detail on the roof is stunning. I bet it's a beautiful hotel.

Anya said...

sooooooooo BIG building ^___^
I love it :)

willow said...

Oh-so-Deco! Love it.

Ken Mac said...

Eden is right!

Jarart said...

It must run in the family because art deco is my favorite too. This one is a wonderful example of the style.

Mo said...

A very grand theatre.

Have you heard anymore from your friend in Tehran.

Jacob said...

A striking building with superb lines. It seems unfortunate that when it was renovated they couldn't have kept it as a theater. I can imagine the hotel is very nice, though.

Lois said...

Sad about the interiors, but at least they saved the facade. I like those lamp posts!

Asta said...

Hi JM,

Fabolous building. It doesn't make me think of cinema - more like grand café or exclusive shop.
What is the building material? Sand stone? - It really is Art Deco.....

Best regards
Asta

Per Stromsjo said...

I agree with Jacob. Wiping out the interior sounds unfortunate. Over here they would probably not have been allowed to do this. Important buildings become earmarked as part of the cultural heritage and from that point on any simple renovation will be an exercise in bureaucracy to get all the permits.

m_m said...

Wonderful and interesting building!

marley said...

What a building! Glad it wasn't totally lost.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Stunning building, beautifully photographed. A lot newer than what you usually post but right up there with it's neighbours in decoration.

magiceye said...

classically imposing!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beautiful structure indeed. I would love to see more of this building.

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White Oleander said...

A very classic building.

Sherry Stewart said...

Wow, great perspective, I love it!!