Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The pillory

23 comments:

Olivier said...

la dernière photo est superbe, la lune qui se repose sur le "Pillory". Bien vu le photographe.
the last photograph is superb, the moon which relies on "Pillory". Seen well the photographer.

bitingmidge said...

thanks for popping in to the Sunshine Coast!

I love the way you've posted the day and night shot here... you've just given me an idea!

Cheers!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos. I love the way the one tower is piercing the moon.

Hilda said...

This pillar is in the center of the historical district? Love how you caught the moon in the fourth picture. And yesterday's photo was awesome, JM!

willow said...

Lovely. It looks ancient. How old is it?

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures and that last one with the moon is gorgeous!

Babzy said...

the last one is the best ;)

nobu said...

I like the contrast of first photo and last one.

Boise Diva said...

Incredible that you caught the moon that way.

JM said...

Hilda, the pillory is part of the historical district but it's not in the center of it.

Willow, it dates from the 18th century, when Oeiras started having an important role in History, with the settlement of Marquis of Pombal and Count of Oeiras (PM of King José I) family and the consequent 'birth' of the House of Oeiras.

marie6 said...

looks like a nice day, we need one now as we have had quite a few rainy days!

Marie-Noyale said...

How long did you wait for taking that last shot!!
absolutely worth it!!

Tanya said...

Awesome the way the moon is balancing on the tippy top! Beautiful photos JM :)

Peter said...

The last photof the "lamppost" is a real treasure!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Thats and interesting monument. I have never seen one shaped like that before.

Per Stromsjo said...

A pillar of society right there. Looks like you have your sun right back where it belongs! :)

JM said...

Glad you all enjoyed the photo with the moon. I know it would look much better with a full moon, but I don't know if I will see the next one because weather is very unstable... Yesterday and today were the only sunshine days in 2009, so I had to take advantage on that! :-)

Destitute Rebel said...

Great pictures I especially love the last one with the moon at the tip of the monument.

Neva said...

What a nice shot....your weather looks wonderful!

magiceye said...

beautiful composition of the last pic and the shining billboard!

humanobserver said...

And the fourth one ! simply awesome....

Blognote said...

The perfect moment when the moon takes a rest on the point of the tower!! Beautiful!

mkhansen said...

How different the pillar looks by day and dusk! Great both ways.