Shapes and forms in Oriente in Lisbon

A while back I had a few hours to spend in Lisbon. I was staying at a hotel in the part of the city called Oriente. Much of it was built for the Expo 98 world exhibition that too place here in Lisboa-Oriente.

It is an interesting part of the city to stroll around in. In the evening it is fairly quiet, or really quiet actually, unless you find one of the not very numerous restaurants. It is mainly an office block part of the city.

But there are many things here that make a few hours’ stroll interesting, as I discovered. There is the beautiful railway station Gare do Oriente / Gare Internacional de Lisboa / Estação Ferroviária do Oriente designed by Santiago Calatrava, a cable way along the water that really serves no particular purpose other than that it gives you beautiful views, you can look across the water at the almost infinite bridge Vasco da Gama, the luxury hotel called Torre Vasco da Gama, and many other things.

Here are a few pictures with various shapes, forms and colours from my stroll a sunny Lisbon morning (and evening). Just for fun.

Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon-Oriente

Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A roof of a building, Lisbon-Oriente

A roof of a building, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, daytime, Lisbon-Oriente

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, daytime, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A park bench, Lisbon-Oriente

A park bench, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, nighttime, Lisbon-Oriente

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, nighttime, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A pyramid fountain, Lisbon-Oriente

A pyramid fountain, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, daytime, Lisbon-Oriente

The Calatrava Gare do Oriente, daytime, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The cableway, the hotel, and the bridge, Lisbon-Oriente

The cableway, the hotel, and the bridge, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

Reflections in the windows of a building (with self portrait), Lisbon-Oriente

Reflections in the windows of a building (with self portrait), Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A building, Lisbon-Oriente

A building, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The hotel interior, Lisbon-Oriente

The hotel interior, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A fountain waterfall, Lisbon-Oriente

A fountain waterfall, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

The cable way, Lisbon-Oriente

The cable way, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A walkway along the water, Lisbon-Oriente

A walkway along the water, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

A curious building façade, Lisbon-Oriente

A curious building façade, Lisbon-Oriente, copyright BKWine Photography

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