Pavilhão Carlos Lopes

by Benny Law July. 25, 2020 285 views

This post is a continuation of my Lisbon series after a little break. This time, I am focusing on an interesting historical building called Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, or Carlos Lopes Pavilion in English.

This building was originally designed and built for the 1922 International Exhibition of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. After the exhibition, it was dismantled and transported to Portugal to be reassembled in Parque Eduardo VII, the largest central park in Lisbon. For decades, it has been used as a venue for sporting, cultural, artistic, and political events and has been extensively refurbished recently.

When I was in Lisbon, my hotel happened to be right across the street from the park where this building is located. In fact, I didn't know anything about its existence until I went to the park to take some photos and came upon it by chance. It was not open when I was there, but from Google, I could see that the interior is really elegant and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these few photos of the exterior of this attractive structure.

This is not the building I was talking about, but a really neat row of buildings right beside the park where the Carlos Lopes Pavilion is. I don't know whether these are residences or office buildings. Notice the escalator on the right. I had never seen an outdoor escalator on the slope of a park!

This is not the building I was talking about, but a really neat row of buildings right beside the park where the Carlos Lopes Pavilion is. I don't know whether these are residences or office buildings. Notice the escalator on the right. I had never seen an outdoor escalator on the slope of a park!

Here it is, the Carlos Lopes Pavilion. I have no idea how they were able to dismantle and reassemble a building like this.

Here it is, the Carlos Lopes Pavilion. I have no idea how they were able to dismantle and reassemble a building like this.

The front entrance of the pavilion. The whole place looked pretty lonely and deserted on this sunny day.

The front entrance of the pavilion. The whole place looked pretty lonely and deserted on this sunny day.

There were quite a few garbage bins on this side of the building. I guess when an event is hosted here, they will all be needed.

There were quite a few garbage bins on this side of the building. I guess when an event is hosted here, they will all be needed.

All of these photos were taken with my Sony α6000 and the kit lens that came with it. They were processed with Affinity Photo.

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Antonio Gil 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Your pictures made it justice. I've played handball inside this building many years ago in a tournament.

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Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Antonio. I'm glad I discovered this building by chance. The hotel was nice and was in a good location.

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G B 8 months, 4 weeks ago

wow!!! I love how ornate the building is!

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to G B 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Yeah, it is quite ornate. I guess the design is one century old.

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Jay Boggess 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful series! So nicely composed & exposed! 
Your Sony A6000 is doing a great job for you! 
Thanks for sharing these w/us!
+1 grinning +1

ps...thanks for "liking" my Moody Sunrise image!

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Jay! It's my pleasure to share. The Sony α6000 is great, but I think most of the credit goes to Affinity Photo. If you saw the original images, you wouldn't be so impressed. It's the magic of the post-processing software! smile

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Benny Law 8 months, 4 weeks ago

My pleasure, Amigo!
I wouldn't sell myself or the camera short....yWe have to have a good file from which to work....right??
Is your post processing program a commercial product or a free shareware???
+1grinning+1

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Affinity Photo is a commercial product, but its price is ridiculously low. It is a strong competitor of Photoshop. In fact, I have heard that many Photoshop users have switched to this product not just because it's much cheaper but also because it is better in some ways. If you currently use Photoshop or Lightroom, you may want to try it out.

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Benny Law 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Amigo!
Do you have an address where I can get more info & order???

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Certainly, Jay. Here is a link to the product page: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
Once in a while, it goes on sale, but even without any discount, the price is unbelievably low. You pay once, and you get ALL future updates for FREE, unlike the Adobe products which require you to pay a monthly subscription fee. There are tons of tutorials on youtube to help you learn it. Have fun! smile

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Benny Law 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks, Benny!
I'll definitely check it out!!!
Salud!

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Camellia Staab 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I was going to to ask you how they dismantled it until I saw your comment. What a gorgeous building, so hard to visualize it being dismantled and then put back together as such. Your camera and you did a great job of capturing this beauty, naturally I had to look it up and see the inside, really nice. Definitely a place to visit both inside and out.

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Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I couldn't believe it when I read about the dismantling and reassembling of this building. Seems so incredible. I think you will definitely fall in love with Lisbon if you visit. It really has lots to offer.

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Adrian Morris 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Lovely, well composed, crystal clear images.

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Adrian Morris 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comment, Adrian. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of the kit lens. Lots of people despise it, but I didn't find it bad at all.

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Tsao T-F 8 months, 4 weeks ago

It is beautiful and wow, so big. I can not image how it was dismantled and reassembled at that time.sweat smile

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Tsao T-F 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Neither can I figure out how they did it. When I read about it, I was so amazed. Thanks, Tsao.

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