STREET LAMPS

Another example of Estado Novo design, this time in the form of monumental street lamps in front of the 1950s Colleges. Like the buildings themselves, the lamps are an abstracted classical form. Reminiscent of the French designers of the period but evocative of Mussolini in size and scale they are nevertheless elegant designs in spite of the unfortunate modern colors.

(note the beautiful lettering in stone on the background, above)

Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra

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