Wednesday, August 26, 2009

An old favourite

This is one of my favourite buildings (early 20th century) at Avenida da Liberdade, the most beautiful and also the most polluted avenue in Lisbon... (Click to see the details)
My office used to be here on the first floor.

28 comments:

Kate said...

The facade appears to be very ornate. I'd love to see a close-up of some of the balconies and other aspects of the building.


I'm still having problems with my internet but hope to have it solved this week sometime. But, so sorry that I have missed so many wonderful photos of yours and other bloggers! Happy to be back, though, even if it's momentary!!

Sharon said...

I think a person could stare at this building for days and still not see all the intricate detail here. What a masterpiece. How lucky you were so see it every day for the time your worked there.

Virginia said...

I'm first to say what knockout that new banner photo is and the building is one too. Lucky you to work there. IT's gorgeous!
V

brattcat said...

What a grand lady she is. How could you do anything but love coming to work in such a building each day.

Lois said...

I can see why it is one of your favorites! I would never have minded going to work in that building.

magicpolaroid said...

yes u are lucky to woth there! is barocco?

Olivier said...

tu as raison, il est très beau, surtout les balcons

Vogon Poet said...

Did you really work in this building?It is magnificent, a pity that is in a polluted zone of the city, as you say.
Great new banner, I am thinking of changing ours with something like yours. I like your idea of changing it quite often...

Tricia said...

extraordinary details & quite beautiful! i see why it's your favorite.

i was watching a program on tv last night about a permanent polluted cloud over asia that's 2 miles thick & is getting worse every year & it's expanding in height & width, so it's now over japan & headed out over the ocean

Jarart said...

I can see why it is one of your favorite. It would make going to work much nicer to be going into a building as lovely as this one.

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful art déco. Lucky you for having worked there!

Sharodindu said...

looks royal! Nice architecture....we too have some old structure in diiferent cities here in India.
I love old building...specially western style!

Steffe said...

Not bad for an office!

JM said...

Well, actually, there were lots of inconvinients working there! You could not keep windows open because of the traffic noise and also because of the black dust that covered everything! The huge curved windows made the rooms so hot in summer that it seemed I was working inside a greenhouse for cacti! Lol!You could not have the a/c boxes on the façade of the building, so it was a mess installing the system crossing the whole house to the back... But the interiors were gorgeous, the view was fantastic and I don't regret it! :-)

Babzy said...

Nice building !

White Oleander said...

The exterior is so gorgeous...I can only imagine what the interior looks like. Now I want to visit Portugal.

James said...

That is a fantastic building, with so much detail.

Anya said...

Its a fantastic historic building,
Cute new banner :))

Paty said...

it´s really beautiful, must have been nice to have worked there!

marley said...

That is a lovely building. Great place to work but when seating inside you can't enjoy the exterior! You're best off outside it now!

Cristóbal said...

Wow, it would have been great to work inside this buildings although as I've seen in the comments... probably it is just nice to visit it.

Jacob said...

Ornately gorgeous, although I would guess it might need some updating...

Love the way you composed this!

I wonder what you mean by "polluted" avenue: a lot of traffic, smoke, and noise?

I hope your new office overlooks the ocean!

Cezar and Léia said...

Outstanding façade!
Léia

Gunn White said...

Unique and very elegant! :-)

exposemaximum said...

what a gorgeous building :)

Dina said...

Ah, so it has its drawbacks.

But the outside is interesting, every floor different.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Magnificent architecture.

Hilda said...

Fantastically ornate and magnificent!