• Lisbon Oriente Train Station

    One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is Oriente Station. It was built by master architect Santiago Calatrava with a roof of glass and steel made to look like a row of trees.

    The station was constructed as part of the Expo 98 building program and is styled in an ultra modern reflection of gothic architecture, meaning that most visitors are taken aback when they first view the station. 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.

    I've had the opportunity to see Calatrava's architecture work in several parts of the world, the Turning Torso Building in Malmo, Women's Bridge in Buenos Aires, Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin and the Reiman Bridge in Wisconsin. Very impressive indeed!

    Lisbon Oriente Train Station
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.3 sec (0.3)
    Aperture
    f/4
    Focal Length
    15 mm
    ISO Speed
    640
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