Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rossio Train Station

Lisbon has three train stations. This Neo-Manueline building dating back to 1886 is one of them.
I've previously posted on another here (Art Deco).

22 comments:

willow said...

I'm so envious. Public transportation stinks in the Midwest.

Leif Hagen said...

That's clearly one of the more magnificent train stations which I've seen (in a photo).
BTW, I saw a photo 20 minutes ago of Amir the Tehran CDP blogger on Facebook - he looks good! Phew!

Olivier said...

superbe architecture pour une gare

Sharon said...

Beautiful building. It reminds me of a wedding cake with it's layers and trim.

Dina said...

They just don't make grand old train stations like that anymore. Entering such a building adds excitement to the train journey.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Amazing, JM!

lizziviggi said...

What a beautiful place to catch the train! I agree with Sharon, it's very reminiscent of a wedding cake.

Jarart said...

It looks so beautiful, I thought it was a church.

Irina said...

Lisbon is so beautiful. Specially in your photos.

cieldequimper said...

Wow. Very nice.

Rob and Mandy said...

Love the horseshoes on it! One of the finer train stations in Europe.

Babzy said...

This is a really beautiful station !

Joan Elizabeth said...

That looks like an impressive place ... train stations these days are such utilitarian places ... but can still whisk us away to interesting places.

Jacob said...

Goodness, this is another incredible building. It looks more like a cathedral than a train station with all that intricate carving.

Beautiful photo, too!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I can just imagine looking up at this fine station- fabulous workmanship!

J Bar said...

Top shot.
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Small City Scenes said...

I really like this train station---but the blue at the doors and windows is magnificant. MB

Mirela said...

Wonderful!

VP said...

I am not sure, but I think I took a train to Queluz from there. Is it possible?

JM said...

You're absolutely right, VP! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

It looks like a beautiful museum, wonderful façade, I loved the little details. Also very romantic with the tower clock!
Léia

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

What a gorgeous building ... such pretty architectural detail ... been here, but soooo long agao don't recall it's beauty ... note to self - to visit and take loads of pics when there!!!
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