Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Alcântara district, Lisbon

18 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well spotted.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have been to Lisbon, but did not know there is a district named Alcantara. The Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony in the 1970's and early 1980's was Maestro Theo Alcantara. Maybe his family was from there.

JM said...

@Dave: All names starting with "al" come from the Arabic, from the times of the Moorish occupation of the Iberian Peninsula (8th to 12th/13th centuries). The gentleman you mention may have Portuguese or Spanish (or even Arab?) origins.

JM said...

P.S. ... because there is a town called Alcántara in Spain.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post! I love the b&w composition, great choice!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Always an interesting post, JM, and I always learn something! Great way to start any day!

TexWisGirl said...

lots of wonderful angles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a graphic contrast between old and new in this image JM. I like the way you've composed the shot with the ornate lamp close to the front and the old tower to the back, the overhead freeway is a brilliant touch.

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely graphic shot, perfect for B&W. Is that a road bridge way up there?

JM said...

@Perth DP and Jenny: It's the "25th of April" Bridge and the railroad (darker structure below) that connects both banks of the Tagus River estuary.

Randy said...

Nice contrast in the architecture.

Jack said...

Maybe it is just your fine photography, but it looks like the architects of the new structure on the right took into account the size and style of the classical building on the left. The choice to show your image in black and white works here.

Kay said...

Very nice! Wonderful perspective, interesting lines, and well suited to black and white.

Babzy said...

perfect compo !5 stars :)

Lowell said...

Powerful geometric forms here make this a piece of art...and the black and white adds to the overall impact of the scene.

Karl Demetz said...

Great composition, JM! I love the b&w too.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Angulo e perspectiva perfeitos! E boa escolha do B&W!
Bravo!

Nathalie said...

excellent architectural view. Perspective, sense of awe, great lines.