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Azulejos of Maia Railway Station

By Gail Aguiar @ImageLegacy

azulejos of Maia Railway Station / Estação Ferroviária de Maia

On March 15, 1932, Maia’s railway station (originally Barreiros railway station) was inaugurated as part of the Guimarães line between Senhora da Hora and Trofa. In 2001, this part of the line was deactivated when Metro do Porto built a new track through Maia centre, which effectively decommissioned Maia’s little train station. These azulejos have seldom been seen since so I photographed them, 15 years later, to give them some love…

Source: Wikipedia (PT)

azulejos of Maia Railway Station / Estação Ferroviária de Maia

azulejos of Maia Railway Station / Estação Ferroviária de Maia

I didn’t take a photo of the whole station with my DSLR, just the azulejos at the front, but I did take a wider photo with my phone for Instagram:

Maia's (deactivated) train station.

A photo posted by Gail at Large (@gailatlarge) on Apr 10, 2016 at 3:14am PDT

See also this photo from Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50558315

Portugal has many decommissioned train stations, some of them decorated with azulejos like this that could use more exposure (or they’ll fall into further neglect). This is definitely a long-term project.

April 9, 2016
Album: Portugal [Spring 2016]


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