Friday, 3 April 2009

Nineteenfourtynine.

The Government-Department of Health and Consumers Protection in Prado's promenade and in front of the eponymous museum was designed by the architect Francisco de Asis Cabrero in 1949. Yes, 1949. And it is always an icon of spanish modern architecture although built in time of Francisco Franco's dictature. Once elevated to house the trade-union, in the democracy it became building for the ministry. Its perfect cubic volume stands for the perfection architects are looking for since ever.

10 comments:

hpy said...

It's nice, and you can also see that the meaves start coming out on that tree in fornt of it.

Mariposa said...

i like the tree!

Jacob said...

Another photo of excellence, which is your forte!

I'm glad I don't have to worry about "perfect cubic volume," though.

The couple moving through the scene makes the photo take on a perfection of its own.

Babooshka said...

This is such a sharp image.

Viajante said...

Muito novaiorquino.

Abraço!

Kelly said...

Lovely image! It is a well-designed building, and the history is fascinating. I like the tree too! : )

humanobserver said...

Great shot. Here, You have to take permission to shoot goverment buildings.

Purest Green said...

What an intriguing blog. Glad to have found it.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The building looks so sturdy!

magicpolaroid said...

interesting architecture!