A House of Tales

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit and photograph a few lovely places in Portugal and, for some reason, one particular place has stayed with me since.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal - ©DomePhotography 2019

I’m particularly fond of this photo due to its mystical nature, which is telling of the character of the place it portrays. The “Casa das Histórias Paula Rego” (Cascais, Portugal) is, to me, more of a monument than a museum, very much resembling ancient temples lost in the shadowy depths of a tropical forest.

Honouring one of Portugal’s most renowned and internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, Paula Rego, “Casa das Histórias” or “House of Tales”, has a mystical air about it, at the heart of which lie painted stories from the artist’s childhood. 

The tall and slender coniferous trees in front of the museum, far from being an obstruction to the facade, are in fact an extension of the museum itself, an integral part of the story.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal - ©DomePhotography 2019

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal - ©DomePhotography 2019

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal - ©DomePhotography 2019

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal - ©DomePhotography 2019

The solid depiction of the liquid in the Southend Pier Cultural Centre’s architecture and the transformation unfolding around the world’s longest pleasure pier

The solid depiction of the liquid in the Southend Pier Cultural Centre’s architecture and the transformation unfolding around the world’s longest pleasure pier

It’s like the human expression reached a solid depiction of the liquid state and there would not have been any novelty if we were speaking of drawing physics and not an actual building. The outer design was inspired by the sea-wave patterns and the wind effects which were adapted to a seemingly minimalistic building. Even our photographic illustrations render the subject through marine hues and emphasise the transformation of the curvy waves into sharp patterns. 

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NEW!!! Dome Photography launches video services

Hello there! and thank you for making it this far into the website.

I'm really, really happy to announce that from today I'm launching video services, and therefore Dome Photography now includes both photography and video in its services.

Have a look at this video I recently shot in Hyde Park!

Enjoy!

Diana

The London Aquatics Centre

If you live in London, there are really high chances that you have stumbled across this magnificent piece of architecture in Stratford: The London Aquatics Centre. It was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the 2012 Olympic Games. The architectural style that describes this building is called deconstructivism, which was the defining style of Zaha Hadid.

The London Aquatics Centre, London, UK - ©DomePhotography 2018