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City Jewel by paulofurtado

This is a unique photo of the Casa da Música (House of Music) building and area, at night. Why unique? Because the shot was taken from the highest point of a moving Ferris wheel temporarily placed last month at the center of the Boavista roundabout. Very tricky shot indeed, as the space was limited, it was hard to get a proper angle and, as the cabin stopped at the top for a few moments, it would start to swing. So this is not the best in terms of result, but I still like it very much anyway. 🙂

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New Arrival by paulofurtado

The São Bento train station in Porto is considered by some as one of the most beautiful in the world. “While the exterior is certainly beautiful—and brings to mind 19th-century Parisian architecture with its mansard roof and stone façade—it is the front hall that will make you gasp. The walls are covered with 20,000 splendid azulejo tin-glazed ceramic tiles, which took 11 years for artist Jorge Colaço to complete.” (from Travel + Leisure magazine). What is usually most notable are the tiles at the entrance hall, yes, but I enjoy going inside to the platforms late at night, when it’s peaceful.

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