Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Architectural Facelift


Tea room at the Oeiras Cultural Center
The building is a small palace dating back to the 18th century

24 comments:

Dina said...

A tea room, a small palace, a cultural center, sigh . . . it's all good.

Francisca said...

What a very pretty building! The white exterior with the tan stones make it very elegant. Interesting how it is built on the hill. Where in relation to the second photo is the first photo, with this modern wing?

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindo lugar e tudo está tão limpo e perfeito, renovado! :)
Maravilhosa composiçao essa sua primeira foto!Ficou show!
abraços
Leía

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It seems incongruous to add such a modern extension to such a classical building. I am sure that is what they said about the I.M Pei pyramid in front of the Louvre.

JM said...

@Francisca: The tea room is in the back next to the Norfolk pine tree.

São said...

Zé estás PRO. As cores e ângulos bem bonitos. Quando eu regressar proponho-te um desafio...
beijos

Virginia said...

That is a great shot. Very difficult to compose but you did a great job here JM!

Genie said...

Great angles and contrast on that first photo and the tree shadows on the second are nice. I always like to know "more" and thank you for telling something about the building. Merci!

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting--I like the smoothness of the look.

Re wildfires: I did read about all the fires in Portugal and they are so devastating. MB

Sharon said...

It looks like a beautiful addition, modern but still blending well with the orginal look. I'd have tea here!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Dina, it's all good! Love your composition it the first shot! The addition does indeed blend well with the original. Yes, I'd love to have tea there!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

The windows are what catch my eye. So pleasing to look at.

Leif Hagen said...

Ah, small palaces - gotta love them! I wonder how the tea is there? And scones?

VP said...

Your first photo is simply great! It seems that they did a very good job at restoring and modernizing this building. I'm quite sure those steps near the windows are benches of sort: any close-up available?

jennyfreckles said...

That top photo really excites me - I'd be thrilled if that was mine. It's the colours, the light and shade, the straight lines and diagonals. The new architecture really adds to the old, I think. Phew, now I'm ready for a long cool drink.

Irina said...

Bravo to the photographer.

Photo Cache said...

Looks so new and fresh.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I do love the fresh white simplicity ... glowing in the sun.

T. Becque said...

Pretty building and you captured it with a great composition and lines against that blue sky.

You're right, Joanne's photo lookes EXACTLY like Arizona. I told her it's crazy, I feel like I've been in that exact spot!

Randy said...

Beautiful building, not sure about the white though. Maybe I've lived around adobe too long. I need color.

J Bar said...

Terrific architecture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gunn said...

I think this modern style add something extra to the old style! Beautiful light and lines you have managed to catch with your camera. A nice place!

Bergson said...

la première est superbe !quel graphisme !!

AB said...

A fine place to have tea