Saturday, May 28, 2011

Patriarcal Reservoir



This reservoir, no longer in use, was built in 1856 to supply water to the city of Lisbon. It's one of the three buildings incorporated in the Water Museum and it's located right under the pond on the previous post.

23 comments:

Dina said...

This is all very exciting--what is was, what they have done with it.
Amazing pictures.

Jack said...

This place must be wonderful to visit. I love the arches, the stonework and the light. You captured them nicely. It is good that the building has been preserved.

Woody said...

Fascinating!! Neat place.

Celia na Italia said...

Lindo lugar e belas fotos!

Leif Hagen said...

It must have been fun to tour around in there!

Lois said...

It looks like a fascinating place!

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating! What an amazing museum and, of course, I love your captures! Great post for the day as always, JM! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

What an interesting place to explore. I kept staring at the photos trying to understand where the light is coming from. It looks like illuminated glass blocks on the floor.

VP said...

Almost unbelievable! They have really done a great job here.

magicpolaroid said...

I love the reflections in this shots!

Irina said...

Miracle photos.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Não conheço, tenho de lá ir

Abraço

Jacob said...

How very cool! And I'll bet it was somewhat cool down there. Looks to be in pretty good shape for being so old.

Wonder why they call it the "Patriarcal Reservoir"? 'Cause it's the "father" of all reservoirs? :-)

Your photos are wonderful...I especially the colors and feeling of depth in the first one.

Francisca said...

High arches always look elegant, but that floor is really something else! (Do you have a new camera or lens, JM?)

brattcat said...

Remarkable!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What great photos JM, it looks very cool down there, was it actually so?

Gine said...

Magnifique endroit, très bien restauré me semble-t-il. Il donne envie d'y aller - souvent !

Cezar and Léia said...

Essas colunas são maravilhosas, adoraria visitar esse museu.E suas fotos estão super lindas!
Léia

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've never been in one of this old reservoirs but I know there is one in Sydney somewhere.

San said...

Wow, wonderful pictures. And how amazing that it is under the pond.

Have a great new week.

Carolina Tavares said...

Achei muito interessante o aproveitamento do lugar para o Museu. Excelente espaço cultural.

Small City Scenes said...

Under the pon, you say. Amazing!!! Very cool looking. MB

jennyfreckles said...

It looks a lovely space - I'd enjoy that exhibition. Your photo is so well-composed.