Thursday, November 3, 2011

Post-Earthquake Architecture


Lisbon collapsed in November 1755: the earthquake was followed by a tsunami and a five days fire. Then the whole town was rebuilt according to this style.

24 comments:

Sharon said...

I like the way this building is painted.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the style, the colors that are used and the wrought iron balconies. Sounds like our weather in some places today! Great post/photo for the day as always, JM! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

I had no idea that Lisbon was re-built. Great architecture!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a disastrous trifecta of events to happen one after the other JM, one of these things would have been bad enough, but three, that's just not on! I really like the style and colours in the rebuilding!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente foto de bela Arquitectura....
Um abraço

Louis la Vache said...

An elegant style it is, too.
Modern buildings all seem to subscribe to the "Stacked Ice Cube Tray School of Architecture."

joo said...

I love this style and the colour of the building - really matches perfectly the colour of the sky!

Photo Cache said...

i love this style of architecture. i saw a lot of this in barcelona and madrid.

cieldequimper said...

Simply classical beauty.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Lindíssima arquitectura! Não sei como era antes, mas adoro assim!

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Bjos e boa noite****

Andrew said...

Lovely to see..and thanks for the info I was so unaware.

RedPat said...

I had no idea that such a thing had happened to Lisbon. Love the style of this building!

Lowell said...

Well, I think it is a rather elegant style...but the "whole town"? Another question would have to do with requirements for buildings to be earthquake/tsunami resistant?

What are all the wires about. Telephone? Electric power?

You don't have to answer all that; my mind wanders at times!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Adoro Lisboa, adoro =)

Abraço

Randy said...

I love the style and the color the of this building.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adoro Lisboa, muitas boas lembranças daí!
God bless you!
Cezar

Joan Elizabeth said...

I find it interesting that the effect of an earthquake so long ago can still be seen.

brattcat said...

what a brave city to rise so elegantly from such disasters.

JM said...

@Lowell: Check this page, I guess you might find it interesting and it will answer all your questions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Lisbon_earthquake
As to the wires, it's tram cables, they still work in this area.

Babzy said...

Fortunately no more tragedies ! Nice building :)

Jack said...

It is elegantly simple architecture, isn't it, JM? Very nice.

Ann said...

better be plain and safe

VP said...

If I remember well the overall effect is quite good!

Carolina Tavares said...

Vi uma foto antiga do tsunami em Lisboa, que me surpreendeu, pois não sabia do acontecido.

Gosto desta arquitetura. É um povo forte e guerreiro.