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MÃE D’ÁGUA | Old Portuguese Stuff




Photobucket The main cornice at the Mãe d’Água in Lisbon. This was one of the main water reservoirs in town, terminating the huge aqueduct of Águas Livres. The simple detailing reveals the utilitarian nature of the building, its refinement the elegance of ages past. Under Lisbon’s harsh light, the moldings become bold, shadows deep and planes of light disappear into the texture of the limestone.

archived in EXTERIORS AqueductsEaves & GuttersGargoylesLisboaPilastersStonework
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