Friday, September 14, 2012

Once Upon A Time There Was A Factory


Lisbon's Alcântara district used to be an industrial area.
Glad some icons have been kept to remind us of the past.

21 comments:

Babzy said...

unfortunately factories disapear from our landscapes ....

Sharon said...

Love this point of view!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Outstanding preservation of the industrial era. I think this is so important!

TexWisGirl said...

the smokestack is really quite beautiful. at least you make it so.

Sylvia K said...

I'm with Sharon, love your composition, JM! Wonderful capture! Hope you have a great weekend!

joo said...

I like the way the modern meet old.

RedPat said...

I'm so glad that they saved it!

Kate said...

Industries seem to be giving way to service oriented professions.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a great way of blending the old and the new together.

Lowell said...

What a great composition and contraposition...I wonder if any idiots try to climb up that stack? Look like nice modern apartments behind it!

Kay said...

Nice perspective. I'm guessing the strapping was added to stabilize the tower?

Warren said...

very nice photo, nice to see such an interesting chimney being kept around!

Jack said...

It is a beautiful sky and a beautiful photograph. I get depressed when I see how many factories in North America and Europe are being turned into apartments or condominiums. We need more factories and jobs!

Randy said...

That's a big stack.

Clytie said...

What a wonderful combination of old and new ... white and brick ... it's awesome, and I'm so glad it has been preserved.

Karl Demetz said...

Love the contrast between old and new. Great composition JM!

VP said...

A perfect mix of old and new!

Mo said...

Fortunately a property developer hasn't got their hands on it yet.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic JM, I like the way you've taken the shot and I like that they left it for you do take it!! We have an arch at the top of St. George's Terrace that is all that's left of the old army barracks, but I'm so happy they left the arch!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Smokestacks are a popular part to keep. I guess they don't take up much room and have a monumental feel about them.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Yes, I agree - glad some of the past is kept to give context to the present and to inform the future.