Posts Tagged ‘Santiago Calatrava’

Estacao de Oriente

Monday, August 10th, 2009

June 12, 2009

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Date: 1998

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

We arrived in the Estacao de Oriente from Merida and this was the first visit to the building.  The building definitely has an interesting look but once you start to use the building you realize that it does not work.

Estacao de Oriente

Estacao de Oriente

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I just started to understand some Spanish!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

June 11, 2009

Just when I was starting to understand some Spanish we go to Portugal.  We got on a bus that took us from Merida, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal.  Not once crossing the border between the two countries did we have to show our passport because in the European Union you are free to move between countries unlike earlier where we would have had to go through a customs checkpoint.  We then arrived in Lisbon and I once again was totally without any clue as to communicating.  The one nice part was that more people in Portugal spoke English than in Spain.  We came into the Santiago Calatrava designed Estacao de Oriente.

Estacao de Oriente

Estacao de Oriente

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Expo ’92 Bridges

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 8, 2009

Location: Sevilla, Spain

As Expo ’92 was built across the street from the main city new bridges were needed to provide access.

Puente de la Barqueta

Engineer: Juan J. Arenas y Marcos J. Pantaleón

Date: 1992

Puente de la Barqueta

Puente de la Barqueta

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