Saturday, November 30, 2013

National Coach Museum


The new huge and gorgeously modern coach museum building is ready. There has been great controversy about the subject once it costed a fortune in this times of austerity but the truth is construction started before this blody economic crisis began. Controversy continues as the opening is only schedule for 2015 because of a number of 'reasons' - it's one of those preposterous situations beyond imagination!
Meanwhile here's one more photo of the current museum housed in the Royal Riding Arena (1787) at Belém, Lisbon

24 comments:

Sharon said...

This is such a beautiful place, it will be interesting to see how the new one looks.

Arija said...

When I fist looked at your shot, it reminded meow the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. So glad the project was not shelved. I am fully aware of the straitened financial circumstances in so many nations.

Kate said...

It is a spectacular place!

Jim said...

That is just awesome.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

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Leovi said...

Definitivamente uma bela imagem com um grande quadro! Verdadeiramente mágico!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, just the building is amazing!

orvokki said...

This is mighty beautiful room full of fabulous vehicles.
Amazing.

William Kendall said...

That is a gorgeous space.

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

Mt first thought was the Spanish Riding school of Vienna but the coaches are gorgeous. It will be interesting to see the new museum. Diane

Sylvia K said...

This is awesome, JM, and amazing, the carriages and the old building!!! I would love to visit there! Anything dealing with politicians is preposterous! Hope your weekend is going well in spite of them!!

VP said...

Spectacular image of an amazingly beautiful and interesting museum.

Stickup Artist said...

Politics aside, it really is a spectacular venue and it's a great idea to have a museum for these coaches. Hopefully, public and tourist visits will help pay for this amazing and worthwhile endeavor.

RedPat said...

This place is gorgeous and so suitable for the coaches - hopefully the new place will be too, JM!

Bob Crowe said...

Wow. What's wrong with this one?

Reminds in of our visit to the Thai royal barge museum upriver from Bangkok. Plain waterside building but the flotilla was jaw-dropping.

Kathy said...

Do you get the TV show Amazing Race there. The coach museum was one of the featured spots early this season. I felt so smart to have known about it from one of your previous blog posts!

Petrea Burchard said...

What will happen to this magnificent building?

Andy said...

Nice capture on the beauty of the museum. The perspective is perfect.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would very much enjoy seeing this.

Sami said...

hope the new museum is as grand and beautiful as this one is.

Kay said...

Projects take on lives of their own in good times or bad. The coaches are magnificent; it's nice that people today will be able to see status statements of another era.

This building is beautiful. I hope it will be put to another use.)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The place is breath taking. They knew how to build in those days.

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous!

Merisi said...

Looking at the carriages in their "natural environment" makes me almost feel a dread of them being moved. Gorgeous picture!