Monday, September 1, 2008

The Poets Cascade




Formerly called The Nobel Grotto, the name has changed after the first visit of Queen Mary I to the House of Oeiras in 1783. The busts of four epic writers Tasso, Homero, Virgilio and the portuguese Camões are on top of the front pillars.

11 comments:

Susie of Arabia/Jeddah Daily Photo said...

This grotto is amazing. Your photos really make me want to come and see it for myself!

Petrea said...

It's so intricate and lusty. Nice photos.

Dina said...

Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog. I like this grotto very much. It is very inviting. Great pictures you have here.

angela said...

Does it normally have water flowing over it? It's certainly grandiose..

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must admit that it is different. I have not seen anything quite like it before.

Olivier said...

la grotte avec la statue est vraiment magnifique. Je suis sous le charme.

the cave with the statue is really magnificent. I am under the spell.

JM said...

No, Angela, it is dry!... I would like to believe it's a part of some saving water plan, but to be honest I think it just doesn't work anymore...

Thank you all for your comments.

Per Stromsjo said...

If you get the chance, do bring us a night shot as well!

JM said...

Per, unfortunatelly the palace gardens close at 8pm, so I will never be able to get a night shot...

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, that's life. We'd have to rely on our imagination... Still, thanks for sharing.

Marc said...

That's an intriguing grotto. Really appeal to the imagination. Makes me wonder what's inside.