Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bairro Azul (I)

Art Deco district in Lisbon

25 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Nice! All the same---yet all different. Cool idea. MB

Paty said...

Nossa, que coincidência... o meu último post ( no blog http://moradadevenus.blogspot.com/ ) foi sobre Art Deco em Miami, onde estive recentemente... estas fachadas são magníficas!

Anya said...

Wow!!
So many colors and all totally different :-)

Rafael said...

eu já passei por aí algumas vezes, adoro as cores dos prédios

Leif Hagen said...

Some very classy, stylish, cool real estate - big $$$ no doubt!

Sharon said...

Lots of interesting buidlings to look at here!

B SQUARED said...

A style one either loves or doesn't.

Lois said...

I love all the different colors!

Peter said...

Interesting architecture, so colourful! ... just missing the azul?

Rob and Mandy said...

Colorful, if not much azul. Could almost be in Miami

JM said...

Peter, Rob and Mandy,
You are absolutely right, not much azul (blue) in this neighbourhood, I don't know where the name comes from. Maybe many of the buildings were blue back in the 30's...

Irina said...

My art teacher told me: "forget about shapes and likeness - colour is the key!" The proof is here.

cieldequimper said...

Okay, my knowledge of Portuguese is pretty basic but why is it called Azul? Ooops, just saw the answer... ;-)

VP said...

OK, nice set of building, but why 'azul' if any color is present except blue?

Marie-Noyale said...

A Spring-like way of looking at architecture!
We need the colors!

joo said...

As I understand azul means blue - am I right? The buildings are fabulous, Art Deco in its best, bur where is blue?
Seriously, the yellowish one is marvellous!

Jarart said...

This would be a favorite place for me. I love art deco buildings and these are great.

Tinsie said...

Interesting selection of colours!

CathM said...

What a lovely collage of architecture... each distinctive in their own special way :)

Jacob said...

This reminds so much of the pastel colors that are prevalent in Boca Raton, Florida! Lovely buildings and I would guess a fun place to live!

T. Becque said...

Ok, so I'm not the only one wondering where all the blue is in this neighborhood (I was thinking my Spanish was off for a while - I know you're Portuguese, but I've been using Spanish to help me out here)! But what a great series you did, love to see all the different colors and architecture.

Babzy said...

thanks for the visit , nice architecture !

Andreea said...

Beautiful buildings, love the colors.

Wolynski said...

What great buildings, especially the yellow one. How beautiful.

th said...

Andei a pesquisar (é um entretenimento e uma virtude...lol)e encontrei isto:
«...o bairro chamou-se 'azul', e continua a chamar-se apesar das mudanças que descaracterizaram essa razão, porque todos os prédios eram brancos com as ferrarias das portas e janelas, até mesmo as persianas, em azul...»,
retirado do blog:
http://www.bairroazul.net/myportal/memo/lvisitas.asp?pag=0