Sunday, January 4, 2009

Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace

Built in 1890, this palace, located at Santa Marta Cove (Cascais), was donated to the local authority in 1924, becoming the Municipal Museum.
(Click on the photo to enlarge)

19 comments:

Kate said...

The palace itself looks like a work of art. The bridge in the foreground is amazingly symmetrical and its focus is great for your photo.

Hilda said...

I'm distracted by that beautiful stone bridge!

I'm a little late, but Happy New Year, JM! Wishing you peace, prosperity, health and happiness in 2009.

Destitute Rebel said...

Lovely place, the bridge is amazing. Nice composition.

Peter said...

Cascais is just too nice! Happy you are not to live far away!

Tanya said...

It's beautiful...I too was distracted by that bridge! What a dreamlike setting :)

nobu said...

Romantic.
You really live in nice place.

Virginia said...

Great composition today JM. I would love to stroll across that bridge and take photographs of course!
V

magiceye said...

beautiful

Marc said...

Looks beautiful. Will you show us some more of the palace?

Sharon said...

A very beautiful scene.

JM said...

I will, Marc! The palace/museum really deserves some more shots, but I have to wait for a better light on a sunny day...

Babzy said...

beautiful bridge ,i love the stones !

Julie said...

The bridge and the still water add such peace to the tower of the palace, JM. I am having trouble at the moment with so much cloud and the weather being continally overcast.

larkspur said...

Your place looks sooo far away from my place....sigh....

Per Stromsjo said...

(If you wonder where the sun went, it's here with us. But you wouldn't appreciate the temperature, -13C at the moment.)

I'd say this shot works very well in grey weather.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Very nice picture. I love the stonework on the bridge.

willow said...

Looks like a fairy tale place.

humanobserver said...

A lovely view....I always love to visit musiums....

Carrie Hayes said...

What a fascinating bridge, Great shot!