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Offline FMS  
#1 Posted : 11 November 2009 19:25:51(UTC)
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Hi! Today I went for a walk an decided to take a few photos to show you how does it look a Portuguese train station from the XIX Century.
This one is called Estação do Rossio (Rossio's Train Station)
I hope that you all enjoy, the pictures are not that good because I used the mobile phone camera.

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FMS
Offline Ian555  
#2 Posted : 11 November 2009 19:31:29(UTC)
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Hi FMS,
That's a really good looking building,thanks for sharing.
Ian.
Offline Darren W  
#3 Posted : 11 November 2009 20:35:09(UTC)
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I love the details. It is great to see the craftsmanship that went into such a beautiful building.

Darren
Offline steventrain  
#4 Posted : 11 November 2009 21:38:07(UTC)
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Very nice, thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Offline obxbill  
#5 Posted : 11 November 2009 22:17:56(UTC)
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A beautiful structure. I think your phone cam did a fine job!

Bill
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#6 Posted : 11 November 2009 22:22:20(UTC)
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Hi Fred,
Pictures are very well done.
I guess that is Moorish, or Islamic style architecture?

Have you asked Faller or Vollmer to make a model. It would be rather good.

regards
Kimball
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Offline ozzman  
#7 Posted : 11 November 2009 23:39:34(UTC)
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What a splendid structure! Is it the main station in Lisbon? Thanks for posting the photos.
Gary
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Offline FMS  
#8 Posted : 12 November 2009 00:15:57(UTC)
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Hi Kimball!

It´s the Portuguese interpretation of Gothic Architecture, named Neo-Manuelino, meaning, Gothic and Portuguese architecture mixed, and from the Portuguese side I guess that there are Islamic influence, lot's of architecture arround here has been influenced by Islamic roots.

Hi Ozzman,

We have 4 Train stations here in Lisbon: Rossio, Cais do Sodré, Gare do Oriente and Santa Apolónia. All of them are important. Santa Apolónia and Oriente are the link out of the country.

I'm glad that You enjoyed.
Regards
FMS
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#9 Posted : 12 November 2009 00:31:35(UTC)
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Thanks Fred.

Nice pictures.

I remember now that I have seen that station. Really beautiful.

Pierre.
Offline James  
#10 Posted : 12 November 2009 03:14:41(UTC)
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Fred:

Those are very good pictures taken of a beautiful building, I just wish my phone camera was as goodbiggrin

For that matter, I wish I was living in that town[:p]...
I'm soooooo envious.
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Offline jeehring  
#11 Posted : 12 November 2009 11:32:01(UTC)
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Thank you FMS for those nice pictures !
Architecture is my passion ( history, as well) .
Yes, what a beautiful station !
Offline FMS  
#12 Posted : 12 November 2009 21:26:58(UTC)
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Hi!
Today I visited another train station here in Lisbon.
Once again I used the Mobile Phone Camera.
This train station is named Cais do Sodré, XX Century (1928).

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This railroad is celebrating the 120th aniversary.It's very special because it goes along the shore, so you're able to see the river and then the sea.
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FMS
Offline FMS  
#13 Posted : 14 November 2009 15:00:56(UTC)
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This is a Station up North, named Pocinho, here in Portugal, btw and in my opinion one of the most beautiful. Pay atention to the tile work. Train station from the XIX Century(1887).

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Offline Ian555  
#14 Posted : 14 November 2009 17:56:12(UTC)
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Hi FMS,
Great looking stations.
Ian.
Offline steventrain  
#15 Posted : 14 November 2009 20:49:09(UTC)
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Very nice pictures.
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Offline FMS  
#16 Posted : 14 November 2009 20:53:27(UTC)
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I'm Happy that You like.
Next I will add a few pictures from another train station.
Regards
FMS
Offline FMS  
#17 Posted : 15 November 2009 00:20:14(UTC)
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Estação de S.Bento at Porto.XIX Century, 1896.
Just an small idea.

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Offline Webmaster  
#18 Posted : 15 November 2009 02:23:12(UTC)
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I just love to see so many classic looking train stations that have not been all destroyed by modernism and "economists rationale"... Old stations are built to last, and one of the charms of entering a classic station is to feel the heritage of times gone by... Every major station has a history and a story to tell if you look for it...
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