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Hi dear TE friends

Another picture in the sunrise

Enjoy it and have a nice weekend !

Here, you can see the Saint Gabriel Tower and her sister, Saint Rafael. In front of we can see the Pavilion of Portugal.

The Saint Gabriel and Saint Rafael towers are 110 meters height and are two of the biggest towers of Portugal.

The Pavilhão de Portugal of the Expo´98 is situated near the north-east corner of the Molhe (pier) dos Olivais. The span between the building and the river-bank is covered by a balcony held by graceful pillars and forms a lateral porch fixed to the east façade.
This construction, made of concrete, was not assigned any determined use for after the event, so it required a great flexibility and versatility in terms of space, while its representative function demanded a clear and powerful image.

The building, rising on a north-south axis, is formed by two bodies separated by a construction joint.
The first unit is really a great ceremonial square flanked, on the north and south, by two large porticos lined with tiles of different colours, between which an extremely thin blade of concrete draws a curve, like a giant canvas.
The second body is a building of rectangular shape with a basement and two storeys. These three floors «grow» around a patio with earth on the ground, so as to allow trees to be planted.

Nikon D40X
2008/03/15 06:33:41.6
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
3 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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