This is a power-generating plant on the waterfront that has been converted for art-and-culture purposes; there’s a cinema, a café, a children’s space, and lots of nice walls for hanging pictures. We got there as dusk was beginning to fall; a treat for the eyes and camera.
Geeks will agree that there’s a vaguely Aperture-Science feel to the place (for the rest, that’s a videogame allusion). These three shots are just me admiring the space.
There were at least three art presentations; this is from gravetos armados, an installation by Antônio Augusto Bueno that really reached out to me. I had actually picked this one to show before I noticed the shape in the shadows.
Here are a couple of eye-candy morsels; shadows and shapes.
The citizens of Porto Alegre should be proud of this space, it’s a fine thing.
Comment feed for ongoing:
From: michael thorne (Jul 11 2011, at 10:15)
On the last pic - blue window shot it may work better with the right side cropped a bit to remove the the column edge but leave the shadow.
From: Lee Geistlinger (Jul 11 2011, at 13:11)
The last one is beautiful; reminds me of Charles Sheeler's paintings (I think he did some photography, as well), with a dollop of Magritte! Nice