Richard Hartnoll

photography

In a different light - Lisbon reflected

Encarnação

Encarnação

Apart from its monuments, the traditional image of Lisbon presented in a multitude of postcards is of a sometimes melancholy city of steep, narrow streets and staircases, charming though dilapidated houses, arrays of washing hanging between crumbling walls and peeling windows, elegant, tile-covered buildings alongside houses painted a variety of now-fading colours.

Modern Lisbon, often built amidst the old, is very different. New materials - mirror-glass, aluminium, modern plastics, sharp edges, non-fade paint - not only change how buildings themselves look, they also reflect a different light on everything around them. And in their reflections, you see not only modern buildings in a different light but also the city.

Encarnação
Picoas Plaza #1
Picoas Plaza #2
Amoreiras #2
Telheiras
where indeed
Monumental
Amoreiras #3
somewhere
Amoreiras #5
Amoreiras #4
Amoreiras #6
Laranjeiras
Arco do Cego
Amoreiras #7
Rato #1: Sky falling
Rato #2
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde visit Amoreiras
Bica reflections
Floating over Lisbon

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