Chiado is located between the neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina.
It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The most well-known café of Chiado is "A Brasileira", famous for having had poet Fernando Pessoa among its customers, and today it is very popular among tourists. The Chiado is also an important cultural area, with several museums and theatres.
In 1988 the Chiado area was severely affected by a fire, when 18 buildings were partially or totally destroyed. Since then, owing to a renovation project coordinated by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira that lasted for more than 10 years, the affected area has recovered and features the highest real estate property prices in Portugal.
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snunney (89926) 2013-12-10 3:56
A fine perspective on this beautiful tiled façade. I like the framing, using the lamp as an anchor point. The image is nicely lit and has very good colours and clarity.
rbassin (19938) 2013-12-10 4:08
Un bon cadrage sur cette façade original, couverte de dessins;
détails et graphisme agréables.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-10 4:20
a shot that typifies your eye and style of imagery. I love it, and this is a striking addition to your gallery. Love the textures and blues here and of course the lamp just adds that little something special. Executed, composed and presented beautifully.
Sergiom (67404) 2013-12-10 5:03
Je prépare un petit voyage au Portugal pour le mois de mai et j'espère voir cette maison et aussi la prendre en photo. Quel beau travail de décoration et quelles jolies couleurs.
Royaldevon (33385) 2013-12-10 7:04
A fine street capture which shows good composition of the storeys, a strongly placed lamp and excellent sharp details of the characteristic Portuguese tile patterns.
My warm regards,
Nicou (130047) 2013-12-10 7:30
quelle façade sueprbe ce bleu et blanc typique de la région le format allongé ce cadrage ces balcons sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (28037) 2013-12-10 8:56
What a beautiful facade with Portuguese azulejos, I can recognize the typical Portuguese blue, the lamp is a nice addition
carlo62 (38667) 2013-12-10 10:04
queste facciate sono molto belle, la presenza del lampione è essenziale per la bellezza di tutta la foto.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-12-10 11:01
this is a very well composed image. the framing is superb and the colours and light excellent and very attractive.
mesutilgim (89076) 2013-12-10 12:35
Very nice and artisanal fassade from Lisboa captured with a good pov.
TFS and best regards
ourania (36366) 2013-12-10 14:04
a very elegant graphical composition that brings out effectively the fascination of this decaying façade. I like very much the way you've enclosed lots of decorative and textural interest in a fine tight frame. I also like the way the diagonals gain strength as our glance moves upwards and how the lamp is opposed to the impact of the complex patterns in the rest of the frame. The colours are lovely and the role of the light intriguing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
jjcordier (79002) 2013-12-10 23:30
Tu sais parfaitement cadrer ces détails de façade pour en souligner les couleurs et le graphisme. Encore une belle réussite photographique!
mirosu (15302) 2013-12-11 5:25
Excellent house façade close-up photo with excellent graphical details, very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. Superb vertical framing. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Wish you a peaceful Advent time.
josepmarin (57947) 2013-12-12 0:58
I took several similar photos during my trip in Lisboa. I like how you have caught the beautiful tiled front of a house in Chiado, perhaps in Garret street.
The graphical effect of the balconies, the tiles, and the lamppost, provide a nice quality into this explicit composition.
A splendid work.
maloutim (9639) 2013-12-15 8:03
One of the things I love most in Portugal are the azulejo-covered façades one sees nearly everywhere !
This looks like a very old building that was saved from the fire, but still needs quite a bit of restoration. !
Well-cropped and presented.
adores (40960) 2014-01-11 15:18
Beautiful detail and you framed it very well! I really like the old tiles covering the facade and the lamp. Good perspective, a little different from the usual!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (52703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Azulejos - Portugal- Italy, Street lamps, Blue houses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-10 3:01