Field trips, art lessons and industrial archeology

As a teacher, I get to have the opportunity to go along with students, attending art exhibitions. After discussing over Picasso and other major artists in the Centro Cultural de Belém, we went to a peculiar building in the banks of the Tejo River, a former power station that is now a museum. This brick and steel building houses the absolute state of the art in terms of power generators… as they where in the turn of the 19th century.

We could so far manage to preserve these pieces of human achievement. However, I am very much afraid that one day someone would say that things like art exhibitions, field trips for students and industrial archeology are just to expensive and must be put to an end…

Picasso was a much discussed subject matter…

CCB Centro Cultura de Belém, Lisbon

Central Tejo Powerstation, now a museum. Lisbon

Delicate art and rough machinery; a perfect contrast.

Drawing sketches from the building was part of the tasks expected from the students…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog

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