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.

The interior of Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro
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The interior of Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro
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The interior of Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro

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.

From “gravetos armados” by Antônio Augusto Bueno

Here are a couple of eye-candy morsels; shadows and shapes.

Shadowed portaled wall at Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro
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Intersecting shadowed beams at Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro

The citizens of Porto Alegre should be proud of this space, it’s a fine thing.

Blue window on shadowed wall at Porto Alegre’s Usina do Gasômetro


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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.

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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

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