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The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is զարմանալի

Oh my. I look back at the pictures I took a couple of weeks ago at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon and realize I spent very little time actually looking at the art on display. I’m sure it was all highly impressive, but I was so totally enamoured with the building the museum is housed in that I must have blocked out the rest. Which is a bit of a shame, because I’m sure that Mister Calouste Gulbenkian (who was a British businessman and philantropist of Armenian origin) must have collected some pretty amazing art in his lifetime) . I vaguely remember some carpets. And Chinese vases. Or something. That being said, I loved, loved, loved the vintage black leather chairs at the entrance and the beat up beige leather sofa. Anyway, I guess I’ll have to go back there next year and check out the rest because the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum was միանգամայն զարմանալի – I’ll leave it to you to run that through Google Translate.

 

Want to know more about this cool museum? Check out www.museu.gulbenkian.pt!

The Entrance of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal The Entrance of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

The entrance of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is every brutalist’s wet dream!

Vintage black leather chairs at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal Vintage black leather chairs at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Vintage black leather chairs in the reception area. Come to papa! 

The interior of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Some priceless work of art that I walked by without even looking.

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Oh yes, I remember that carpet. Vaguely.

VIew on the garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

The museum is situated in an amazing park that looked absolutely lovely from this air-conditioned space.

Chinese porcelain collection Chinese porcelain collection

The exquisite Chinese porcelain I forgot to look at. Don’t blame me! 

Vintage beige leather sofa and a shiny parquet floor Vintage beige leather sofa and a shiny parquet floor

Ouchamagoucha! Check out this vintage beige leather sofa on that shiny parquet floor!

Paintings at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal Paintings at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Paintings? What paintings?

Antique furniture collection at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal Antique furniture collection at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

The antique furniture collection did pique my interest, however.

Calouste-Gulbenkian-16Taking pictures at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is like shooting fish in a barrel. You can’t go wrong!

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