It looks like a spaceship launching base but you'll get a little bit disappointed when only a regular bus or train gets in.
Gare do Oriente or Lisbon Orient Station is one of the main transport hubs. 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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chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-29 6:06
Wonderful composition and very clever look.Perfect depth and lightning.Very nice job.
ktanska (29017) 2012-09-29 6:29
You captured a refreshingly different angle of this architectural masterpiece. One could imagine you hanging in the air with your camera. Diagonal and curving lines make a good combination.
I guess 75 million passengers include also metro users? Impressive number anyway!
frunchy (1800) 2012-09-29 6:51
Lisboa is surely one of the most beautiful cities in europe. From futuristic buildings like this one to 500 year old, not less fascinating buildings.
Very futuristic view you show us here. in combination with good weather and the person on the right it looks really fascinating.
TFS, best regards, F.
snunney (105543) 2012-09-29 7:45
The geometric lines of this modern railway station are well framed to produce an interesting graphical composition. The detail is very well rendered under that lovely clear blue sky.
JFS (32459) 2012-09-29 9:11
Wow! I love this shot! the kind of shots i would like to take...pity the house at the BG.
enjoy your WE!
claudeD (41268) 2012-09-29 9:24
very interesting architecture shot. I like the modern construction very much.Interesting informative note. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (1466) 2012-09-29 9:35
Very well composed in a balanced way. This shot has line, shape, texture and scale provided by the person at the bottom.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-09-29 9:43
nice change of atmosphere and architectural styles on your photos.Great example of the modern architecture in Lisbon.I like this place in Lisbon.
Your capture is fantastic.All these geometric shapes,combination of glass and steel look awesome.I like the POV you chose here.
Have a nice evening
lousat (96771) 2012-09-29 15:05
Hi Daniel,great capture of this modern space ,a different face of Lisbon,great opportunity to take a nice and excellent pic full of geometries,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-29 15:15
an effective photo of this modern architecture, great details and the POV is attractive, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-09-29 22:24
Hello Daniel - An interesting piece of architecture and one that holds the possibility of many photographic opportunities. The zig-zag roof with the light filtering through it is beautifully captured against the blue sky. Difficult to photograph as an isolated structure but the cars and addition of figures adds the context. Warm regards rosemary
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-29 22:47
Les réalisations de cet architecte sont vraiment splendides. Tu as réalisé une excellente photo de cette gare. Bon cadrage et jolie lumière.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-09-30 0:20
it seems to be in a space center not in a station. amazing building good vertical format and light management.
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-30 0:25
This architecture is absolutely amazing! Impressive picture taken from a well selected POV. Excellent execution and attention on details. Very well done. TFS.
Nicou (149822) 2012-09-30 1:39
fantastique graphsime et iamge moderne de cet édiffice superbe quel blanc, et ce formes ces immenses piliers le personnage donne bien l'échelle sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-09-30 3:41
Wow! Indeed, a space shuttle! As always, designs by calatrava are very out of this world! I think I should pay a visit to see this wonderful structure! A gerat souvenir from this place. Well captured as always! TFS
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-09-30 5:25
Ai surprins foarte bine arhitectura futuristica. Imi plac nuantele de alb si albastru.
O duminica placuta!
Sergiom (87213) 2012-09-30 5:56
J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et le point de vue sur cette belle structure moderne sous cette lumière magnifique. Le ciel est superbe comme arrière plan.
adramad (48994) 2012-09-30 9:59
A sensational POV of this remarkable work of modern architecture, avant-garde design to show us in this magnificent vertical image gives us a good idea of its proportions with people and taxis down. Well done.
Have a nice Sunday.
francio64 (39888) 2012-09-30 12:33
una bella cattura di questa struttura che dà un ottimo impatto grafico alla tua immagine.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-30 13:31
Wonderful shot with so much details and beautiful colours and sharpness. Excellent composition and well captured.
Have a nice Monday,
marabu61 (11277) 2012-09-30 14:36
Why would I be disappointed by a mere train? Even so this is great architecture and I think it is great of you to show us the more modern side of Lisbon for once.
Love your POV as well.
have a great week
macjake (71731) 2012-10-01 0:16
I knew this photo was going to be a success for you the moment i viewed it!
and why not! its beautiful!
love architecture such as this one.
excellent composition to include the circular bottom section on the ground too.
abmdsudi (57176) 2012-10-01 7:35
An incredibly eye-catching modern architecture I like how you exploited the space efficently and superb focusing with spectacular details and sharpness rendering the artistique graphism effect. The picture pleases me alot fot its authentity with excellent scale reference and the contrast to blue sky is stunning. You have great eyes and so well taken Congrats.
Cricri (124884) 2012-10-01 23:45
Une gare moderne, venu d'ailleurs qui est bien le style de ce grand architecture Calatrava, intéressant cadrage, bonne lumière, superbe
delpeoples (59684) 2012-10-06 1:20
Yes it does indeed look like a spaceship. What fun it must have been to photograph. The vertical frame is well-chosen, beautiful strong colours and plays of light and shade. The graphism is just great. Congrats.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (63729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): picturesque Portugal [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-29 5:58