Thursday, October 16, 2008

A peep at the palace

Oeiras Palace, built by hungarian architect Carlos Mardel, was the former residence of Marquis of Pombal and Count of Oeiras (18th century). Some more information on the previous City Hall post.

11 comments:

Jilly said...

Such a beautiful building. I loved yesterday's beach shot too. Summer continues here too.

Tanya said...

I love the pink color, such detail!

Marcel said...

I think I could get use to living in that palace.

Hilda said...

Another lovely building!

Is it still being used?

tr3nta said...

Extremely beautiful building... muito portugues... ;-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Wonderfully captured, nice angles and color. A great spot to be sure, and well-photographed!

marie6 said...

It really is a beautiful building!

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Joy said...

Beautiful palace. Love the pink facade.

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Zsolt72 said...

Very interesting. His name doesnt sound Hungarian at all. But the building is beautiful:)

www.niamhphotography.com said...

i like the way you've presented so many different perspectives of the place. really nicely done.

JM said...

Hilda, part of the palace is now a museum, the rest houses some governmental institutes.

Zsolt, Carlos Mardel was born at Pozsony in 1696 and came to Lisbon in 1733, where he spent the rest of his life (I think). He was one of the architects responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake that destroyed the city. I agree, the name doesn't sound hungarian, maybe its origins are different...

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