Saturday, March 7, 2015

the prettiest train station

The Estação de São Bento in Porto is the prettiest train station I have seen, with the landscape, culture, and history of Portugal delicately painted on thousands of tiles that cover the walls of its vestibule. This is the work of famed azulejo painter Jorge Colaço, who created this masterpiece in the early 1900s— I was unaware of it at the time, but I had photographed some of his azulejo panels at the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes in Lisbon last year.

It's truly a remarkable space— wonderful for waiting in, while getting lost in your thoughts over a paper cup of coffee.

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