Sight from the land side, the exposed part of the Gare do Oriente - the terminal of light trucks - seems the skeleton of a gothic cathedral. It is as if they had disassembled a cathedral, leaving to the sample the forest of broken arcs. Only that, here, the arcs are metallic and not of rock. This association betwen the author of the project - Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, at the tome with 45 years - and the gothic is not fortuitous. In its workmanships in the Europe and America, Calatrava over all uses the metal and the hardened one as "bones" to construct elastic and inspired structures in the nature. But the Gare do Oriente, one of the workmanships most emblematic of the Expo-98 and that it started to be one of the reasons of pride of the modern architecture built in Portugal, is not summarized to the terminal of light trucks. It has a gigantic underground emptiness, with an enormous ship of hardened that it serves the railroad station, the Metro and the automobile parking , where we notice the finishings influences of Gaudi. And, in the directed front to the river, we can observe one complicated net in which the iron if mixture with the glass as if they were fish scales. In this building of Calatrava the coexistenz of the gothico, the animal influence and a rigorous geometry are at sight. And the final result curiously seems one object of high technology.
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AdrianW (2274) 2004-02-17 19:52
Nice shot! I've always had a soft spot for abstract night shots, and this is a good one! If I were to make any suggestions I'd consider cropping some of the sky off the top, and consider using Skew to pull the bottom right corner down a little bit. Very informative note too, good work :-D
Isabelle (9046) 2004-02-17 20:12
beautiful night shot, Jonnie. and the notes are jsut excellent.
congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Tammy777 (156) 2004-02-17 20:51
I love the composition of the photo. The angles and the perspective are well done. I love how the eye is drawn to the middle at first-then "branches out" because the backround opens up.Well done!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-02-18 5:34
JW ! Grande foto ! Gostei muito das cores, ainda eu que tb sou louco por essa gare em todos os ângulos... Parabéns !
Ebbe (9625) 2004-02-18 17:42
A beautiful light and the structure seems so transparent. The foreground is a nice lead in for the eyes.
Eagle78 (1933) 2004-02-20 7:27
Excelente jogo de cores e padrões Ca Pe! A passadeira dá umaa grande profundidade á foto e o facto de teres as pessoaas ao fundo na tua composição é um detalhe precioso para fornecer uma escala. Juntamente com a tua nota, este é um excelente registo :)
cecile (4193) 2004-02-21 10:52
excellente symétrie, magnifique couleur, bel édifice moderne
ritinha (139) 2004-02-26 15:40
A Gare é linda e a tua foto ficou excelente. As cores estão fantásticas.
slara (371) 2004-02-29 6:42
Esta composição é absolutamente fantástica.
Não só o noturno está muito bem conseguido, como a perspectiva é excelente.
aferrao (1145) 2004-03-03 10:13
Perspectiva e cores fantásticas!
Este local é propício a fotos de encher o olho, como esta!
gilveloso (0) 2004-03-18 19:58
Belissima Fotografia da Gare do Oriente.Parabens!
correp00 (474) 2004-09-28 17:06
Conseguiste captar muito bem a beleza da estação do oriente.