Saturday, July 28, 2012

Neo-Manueline Style


The Rossio Train Station (1886) in Lisbon is a Romantic recreation of the exuberant Manueline style, typical of early 16th century Portugal.
This is where you take the train if you want to visit Sintra.

22 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful facade!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I would never have picked it as a railway station.

brattcat said...

the entrance portals look like horseshoes. may all who pass through them have good luck.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Yes, I thought they looked like very ornate horseshoes! Quite beautiful!

Birdman said...

What a design! Why take the train. Just stare.

Lowell said...

Now this is the way to build a train station or any other building, actually. It's gorgeous. The detail around the entrances and windows and across the top is superb.

And I would love to visit Sintra from what I've seen of the place...looks paradisiacal.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous building. I love the horseshoe shaped entrances.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a beautiful building. Diane

TexWisGirl said...

that is so beautiful! love the horseshoe arches!

Lois said...

It looks so grand! I just love that clock tower.

VP said...

I remember this beautiful building!

RedPat said...

Wow!

Sylvia K said...

What a grand building, JM!! I love the clock tower and the arches! Fabulous! And gorgeous skies for a backdrop! Perfect capture for the day!

Jack said...

This building is outstanding, JM. It looks like a wedding cake.

Randy said...

Beautiful design.

Collart Thierry said...

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Best regards, Thierry.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Romantic is definitely a word I'd use to describe this building JM, it's all the feminine flourishes that make it a delight.

Dominic Doherty said...

Love the portals... I must admit I've never seen that style before. It does however remind me of The Lord Of The Rings hahah. This building is another reason for visiting Lisbon! :-)

Carolina Tavares said...

Há poucos dias postei sobre o Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, no Rio de Janeiro que possui este estilo manuelino, inspirado no Mosteiro dos Jerônimos.

Gosto muito.

Kay said...

Isn't this a gorgeous building! And how nice that it's a train station.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Simplesmente magnifica!
Que arquitectura tão linda. Não me lembro ter visto essa estação. Se vi foi há muito tempo quando era garota!
Obrigada pela partilha;o)

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