Lisbon Subway Tiles: 4 of 4 – Linha Verde
This is part IV of a post about a self-guided tour of the Lisbon metro that I took in June 2016, hunting down metro stations with tiles by Maria Keil. Read more here.
The Green Line really is the Maria Keil motherlode, running: Rossio, Martim Moniz, Intendente, Anjos, Alameda, Roma and Alvadade:
I have heard that some of the Maria Keil tiles were destroyed at a point, and that some have been restored, which is what I think is probably what happened at Roma station (below), as the tiles seem to be a lot more modern in manufacture than any of the others I came across.
I’m so relieved that Alvadade (below) is the last pic I have in this post, as I really find it super hideous. I’m assuming it is Maria Keil, just because of the vintage, but… yikes! But with Anjos and Parque in her oeuvre, I reckon we can forgive a lapse of taste.
For more Lisbon Subway Tile pics, see the links below:
- Tiles on Linha Azul (Blue Line).
- Tiles on Linha Amarela (Yellow Line).
Also, I have posted LOTS more pics of Lisbon’s tiles (above ground) here.