Friday, March 2, 2012

Electricity Museum (1 of 3)


The Tejo Power Station was a real pioneer in electricity generation a century ago.
The building opened to the public as a museum and a cultural center in 1990.
For a wider view check this Wikipedia photo

26 comments:

VP said...

I would really like to visit a museum like this...

Halcyon said...

They have something like this in London too. I really like the idea of reusing old buildings, especially since these old ones are so beautiful. Nice shot!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is a beautiful shot of a beautiful building.

Sharon said...

I love it when these old, large industrial buildings are converted into museums. They make wonderful spaces for art and history. I enjoyed the space of the Tate Modern in London almost as much as the art itself. This building is beautiful! It's wonderful that it has a whole new life.

Francesc Balaguer said...

Nice shot!!! Congrats!!

Salut, Francesc

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting history and I, too, love museums like this! I'm always pleased to see old buildings being reused. I think it helps us stay in touch with our country's history -- wish we did more of it here in the states! Have a great evening, JM!

Sylvia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I would love to visit, I'm an electrical engineer and I dig this stuff!

Photo Cache said...

clarity and composition are well done. i also enjoy the lighting.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Imagine building it!

Jarart said...

It looks like they have plenty of room in there for a museum. Great lighting for this picture. I would love to see inside.

crocrodyl said...

I like red brick and huge windows!

Cezar and Léia said...

Really an elegant building!
God bless you!
Cezar

jennyfreckles said...

Such an attractive building - great that it's found a good new use.

cieldequimper said...

This is such a beautiful industrial architecture!

Lowell said...

That is a fantastic building...those windows, wow! What wonderful light must flood the place! So nice that it has been kept up and converted into very useful space.

Re cormorants: Those are anhingas you see. They're almost identical to cormorants.

Re the three crosses: I'll copy and paste my answer to that question--I should have done this in the post...

Re your questions about the three crosses: the southern part of the United States contains a plethora of fundamentalist Christians who believe it is their Christian duty to convert everyone in the world to their particular religious views. So, they use every means possible to "evangelize."

One of the ways they try to do this is grab people's attention and make them think about their "faith."

So, in the south (e.g., Florida), churches of a certain ilk (usually Southern Baptist or Pentecostal) erect three crosses which represent the cross of Jesus and the two "thieves." This representation is supposed to make people stop their cars, run to the nearest church, confess their sins and become "born again" which means they will go to heaven. Anyone not "born again" will never make heaven but will burn forever in horrendous fiery hell as punishment from the "loving god."

Carolina Tavares said...

Fantástico, muito bem aproveitado. Linda arquitetura. Já na lista.

JM said...

@Lowell: Thank you, I loved your answer regarding the crosses! :-)))

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Excellent JM, if you cannot tell, i love old buildings. I guess its the derelict type that excite me

joo said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit, and the building is pretty.

Jack said...

I would recognize that as a building housing a power plant from a mile away! Too bad they aren't so beautiful today.

Randy said...

That is an awesome building.

ladyfi said...

What good use of a building! It looks good too.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A real power station for a electrical museum, that is just so correct !

Andrew said...

A fantastic building.. what a great idea to put it to use as a museum.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It seems exactly the right thing to do with an old power station JM, everything is in place ready to be shown. I concur with all comments above, it's a wonderful looking building.

NixBlog said...

What an amazing building! Love that yellow ochre against the blue of the sky.