Friday 2 November 2018

Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, Edward VII Park in Lisbon

Built in 1929 to host sporting and cultural events, this ostentatious building was renamed after the Portuguese athlete Carlos Lopes, who won the Los Angeles Olympics marathon in 1984, setting a new Olympic record. Recently renovated, it now looks brand, spanking new.  The striking blue tiled sections depict scenes from Portugal’s history, and the two large sculptures by the entrance represent Art and Science, according to Lisbon Lux