Monday, December 7, 2009

Contrast

The glass box (leading to the underground car park elevators) stands against the Our Lady of Light Fort, built between the 15th and 18th centuries, next to the marina at Cascais.

16 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Fire and ice.

Olivier said...

Surprenant cette boite, contrasme moderne/ancien poussait à l'extrême ;)
Surprising this box, contrasme modern / old pushed to the extreme ;)

Dina said...

Well, maybe the fort is guarding all those cars under it.

Lois said...

That is a great shot and quite a contrast indeed! That fort looks very similar to the fort in St. Augustine, Florida.

Jarart said...

You named this one just right. The box seems out of place there.

Cezar and Léia said...

Parabéns pela foto!Interessante contraste entre contemporaneo e o quase medieval, lindo lindo!!!
Sinceramente eu prefiro o castelo de conto de fadas, é adorável!
Léia

Babzy said...

It can't be more contrasted !!!

Vogon Poet said...

I am wary of modern stuff, but I like it when is used as contrast to something very old. I see this as an exaltation of the old and a respectful way to catch the distract eye of the passer-by.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Old and new - a very striking photo! It almost looks unreal.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie said...

I like the contrast in your photograph, Jose. But I don't like that Civic Fathers allowed that style of structure to be placed just there. Shows little respect to the past.

The other thing that astounds me is that the car park entrance is not spattered with graffiti tags.

Jacob said...

Now there's real contrast between old and modern! But this glass box really doesn't show off "modern" in a good way. It's just a glass box.

Nice shot, though! Provocative, for sure!

Sharon said...

Great shot displaying architectural contrast. What a difference between these two structures.

Crazy Tourists said...

Oh! Why did you put that thing there?

Paty said...

legal o contraste entre o moderno e o antigo...mas sinto aos amantes do moderno, não me agrada nem um pouco...

Joan Elizabeth said...

When you have to juxtapose old and new I think clean lines of glass like this work well ... we can't be total slaves to our history.

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