Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Castle Elevator


The interior of this 18th century building at downtown Lisbon has been torn down to give plave to a public elevator connecting downtown to the Castle Hill behind it.

15 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

That is an unusual use for a building.

Arija said...

A beautiful facade but although it is good to see it preserved, I feel sad at the inside giving way to modern convenience.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Glad they kept the exterior Jose, nice touch!

Babzy said...

hopefully they've kept the facade! :)

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful tile work.

William Kendall said...

At least the facade is saved.

Jack said...

That seems like a very clever solution to preservation of the feeling of the neighborhood while adding needed modernization.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm trying to picture that!

Sami said...

At least they've kept the facade, it would be a crime if they hadn't!

Hilde said...

very beautiful building with that blue 'faience'. I don't know if the interior was beautiful too. If it was so, then it's a shame that they torned it down.
greetings

Randy said...

I agree with Sharon.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Some people disagree with facadism but i think it works if you are keen to retainbhistoric character.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful !

ladyfi said...

What a beautiful building!

Rhodesia said...

The face of the building is beautiful. Diane