Wednesday, May 25, 2011

At an Old Dirty Alley


... you'll find the entrance to the Häagen-Dazs new space in Lisbon.
After a long 'white' passageway...


... there's a shady terrace garden with a view over the Tagus estuary.


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40 comments:

Dina said...

Secret, strange, and a nice surprise at the end.

Milton Ostetto said...

Belos lugares
Milton

brattcat said...

JM, these are fabulous, particularly that second imagine...like a white fantasy.

Kaori said...

I have SUCH a weakness for Haagen Datz ice cream! That said, this garden is like a dream! A great view, too :D

Paintings and Wanderings said...

That view gives me the travel bug.

Carolina Tavares said...

Interessante, gosto de mistério... algo a descobrir.

Leif Hagen said...

At first, I thought it was an entrance to a car wash! Ha!

Woody said...

How mysterious and a great surprise at the end!!

JM said...

@Leif: LOL!

Sharon said...

I like this mysterious entrance leading to a beautiful garden. I'll take two scoops of chocolate mint!

Sylvia K said...

I love it, JM! Fun and mysterious entrance and definitely different! Gorgeous garden and, yes, I'm with Sharon -- two scoops of chocolate mint please!! I love Leif's first impression! What a hoot! Enjoy!


Sylvia

joo said...

The name of the place is inviting and the place itself charming!

Jarart said...

That is a great surprise at the end of the foamy white passage. And ice cream too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful at the end of the long alley -- but even if it weren't, I don't know if I'd care as long as there was Haagen Daaz there (make mine coffee flavored please ;>) ).

jennyfreckles said...

It doesn't look promising to start with - but I'd go amywhere for one of their ice-creams!

Amin said...

Very beautiful and interesting photos!

Margaret said...

Fortunately,the name Häagen-Dazs is universally known. Follow the ice cream trail....

Lois said...

My favorite ice cream!

VP said...

Almost a happening, with a great surprise at the end and a wonderful view! Do you know if this 'entrance' is something temporary or a deliberate choice?

cieldequimper said...

Niiiiice!!!! That's a brilliant idea!

JM said...

@VP: It's a deliberate choice, but it's also the only way to get to the terrace garden without crossing the manor (3rd pic), which I have no idea to whom it belongs. This entrance is what we call the 'àrea de serviço' of the house for servants, deliveries, etc.

Jacob said...

How very interesting...I'd be a bit fearful of venturing beyond those curtains if I didn't know what I would fine. But I'll go through any dark alley for Hagen Dazs!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful entry-way. I wonder how they keep it clean and white, serving ice cream?? :-D

RedPat said...

It must be like walking into an oasis to enter that lovely space! Nice one.

VioletSky said...

oh yes, I would walk through a veil of white netting to get to Haagen Dazs

Joanne said...

Ficaram muito bem.... convidativo:)

J Bar said...

What an interesting entrance. Wonderfully presented.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a humble entrance leading to an amazing setting! Love the white flowing curtain!

Lesley said...

mmm Haagen Dazs.... I always feel like I am floating when eating my ice cream, so the floaty curtains are perfect!

Stickup Artist said...

That is such a unique entrance and the ultimate destination so worth it. I bet all those white "sheets" feel really good against the skin on passing through. A beautiful spot to enjoy a cool treat with a great view. Not much can beat that. You just wouldn't guess it from the entrance!

Wren said...

Darn! How did I miss that when I was there?

Bob Crowe said...

I thought it was the entrance to a car wash from the first picture. I'm sure it tastes much better.

Clytie said...

I thought it kind of looks like those plastic flaps they put over commercial fridge and freezer doors so they don't lose so much cold air when they move product in and out. Maybe they're trying to keep the ice cream from melting?

Or maybe a car wash ...

Whatever it is, I'm actually more concerned about whether they serve sugar free chocolate mint!!! Great shots of a delicious place!

Randy said...

Interesting entry but hey if you get ice cream in the end I am all for it.

Luna Miranda said...

what a unique entrance! you'd be craving for ice cream by the time you hurdle the "curtains".:p

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

All of the above JM, plus now I desperately want ice cream!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I thought it was a car wash,

Cildemer said...

Original! Não teria imaginado que ao entrar por essa porta iria parar a um lugar tão lindo e com uma bela vista sobre o Tejo!

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Small City Scenes said...

Strange yet interesting. Ice Cream!!

I have missed so many of your posts but I did scroll through and found them all interesting--specially the Palace decay. MB

Gunn said...

Wonderful!