Gare do Oriente or Lisbon Orient Station is one of the main transport hubs in Lisbon. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and built by Necso. It was finished in 1998 for the Expo '98 world's fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.
It encompasses a Lisbon Metro station, a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police station.
The station bears considerable resemblance to Calatrava's earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto's Brookfield Place. Some influence from Gothic architecture can also be found.
Oriente Station is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York.
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danos (73974) 2012-08-21 0:44
nice the view of the Gare do Oriente with its modern outer design to makes the image unique.I like the good presentation with the people to adds scape to the scene.
Have a good day,Danos
Jeppo (17623) 2012-08-21 0:48
when I visited Gara do Oriente I had not so much time to enjoy the hunt for particular POV.
I like the way you combined shadows and geometries....
siudzi (23879) 2012-08-21 1:01
You have created a great graphical composition with a lovely play of light and shadows in the foreground. Perfectly seen and cropped. TFS.
JFS (32129) 2012-08-21 1:06
Incredible POV, very graphical and moderd, good play of shadows...good work!
snunney (67334) 2012-08-21 1:16
A well composed image featuring this futuristic railway station. I like the point of view and the lead-line offered by the foreground shadows. The people are well included, giving the image a sense of scale.
Nicou (97679) 2012-08-21 1:28
Fantastique compo et iamge quel jeu de courbe et d'ombre quelle architecture moderne avec en fond le contraste de conturction en triange et carré sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-21 1:31
splendid shot of this fantastic architecture, the composition is excellent, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ourania (12367) 2012-08-21 2:41
a wonderful interpretation and presentation of this distinctive architecture. The composition is well considered and creative and the time and angle of capture have been exploited superbly. The light exalts the architectural patterns and the shadows contribute to the balance and graphism that define your composition. Sharpness and clarity, depth and perspective are great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
SnapRJW (18722) 2012-08-21 2:45
Hello Daniel - A composition which capitalises on the elegant lines and shadows of this remarkable structure. A fascinating and beautiful study, I love the small figures as their presence seems to accentuate the scale and sweeping curve of the roof. Lovely! Warm regards Rosemary
InasiaJones (29337) 2012-08-21 3:24
This train station have become famous here on TE, but your presentation is fresh and original.
I like the play of light, shadow and transparency, plus the monochromatic theme and geometric composition.
The inclusion of people is a nice detail.
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-08-21 4:05
Magnificent shot! The low POV enhances the beautiful architecture and interesting visual effect! Bella also the shadow on the floor, excellent composition! Congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
holmertz (26932) 2012-08-21 4:32
I was surprised to see this place a few years ago. I had no idea there was anything like this in Lisbon and was quite impressed. Actually the whole area around this station was interesting. You have captured the rounded and angled shapes very well and used the contrasts of light and darkness cleverly.
Bluejeans (64231) 2012-08-21 5:20
Ola Daniel ,
Bem original este ângulo de visão com a estação do Oriente , gostei das sombras no chão criaram um belo efeito visual , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (39223) 2012-08-21 5:29
Ce cadrage vertical donne beaucoup d'ampleur à la gare et nous fait profiter d'un très beau combat entre les ombres et la lumière sous ces belles formes modernes.
timecapturer (30324) 2012-08-21 6:18
this is marvellous! Such a superbly composed shot, but it is the light and shadows here that make it so compelling and attractive. Executed perfectly and a really wonderful presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
SWEETFREEDOM (18415) 2012-08-21 9:42
beautiful p.o.v. and crop. great modern work.
Cricri (86431) 2012-08-21 9:45
Belle originalité dans le cadrage, le jeu ombre, la présence des personnes, une architecture bien sur célèbre et ultra moderne
jjcordier (62328) 2012-08-21 22:45
Chacune des réalisations de Calatrava est une bénédiction pour les photographes! Tu en as exploité au mieux le graphisme, souligné encore par les jeux d'ombre et de lumière.
annjackman (13195) 2012-08-22 2:43
Your POV and crop has highlighted the graphic elements of this picture. The shadows and architectual details make a powerful composition. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
alex4ndru (1348) 2012-08-22 6:15
asta intr-adevar este o compozitie geniala! te-ai jucat genial cu liniile si umbrele iar rezultatul este magnific!
adramad (27552) 2012-08-22 10:14
Great this beautiful POV, this game straight and curved lines, pavement and shadows in it, get a nice graphics. Well done.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (29188) 2012-08-23 22:42
Good morning, Daniel,
This is eye-catching graphic picture! You found great point of view, clever crop, perfect sharpness. An interesting note too.
have a good friday!
korbee (6299) 2012-08-25 5:53
composition and architecture are both looking extremely interesting Daniel,Ive seen some modern stations,really cold and ugly but this one is different!
abmdsudi (26233) 2012-08-26 17:32
Touch of modern designed architecture and some exquisite work on this city square with eyecatching geometgrcial-abstract effect. Excellent composition filling the frame to max space his desereve and impossible for the eyes to ignore.. Your tech quality is second to none as always, a pleasing image