A poll by British newspaper The Telegraph has elected the Olaias underground station as one of Europe’s 22 most beautiful underground stations. Designed by architect Tómas Taveira, Olaias station took ninth place on the list of 22 European metro stations, representing the Portuguese capital.
With its geometrically-shaped roof and tiles, in shades of blue, red, yellow and white, Olaias was inaugurated in May 1998 as part Lisbon Subway’s Red Line, which expanded the public transport system to the EXPO’98 area.
Wonderful to photograph, Olaias subway station can be quite challenging also because the gorgeous light our eyes get to enjoy, in certain spots, it's not enough for the camera. Since you're not allowed to use a tripod, you're left with no other choice but to increase the ISO.
Note: If you're interested in seeing more pictures of Olaias station, take a look at Lisbon's Modern Gallery - www.mcphototours.net/modern