Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lisbon City Hall Square

The East side (Click to enlarge the photo)
City Hall main building
São Julião Church

32 comments:

Marc said...

Wonderful, wonderful. It's great to live in a place with access to village and rural life as well as metropolitan beauty, like you do.

Babooshka said...

The architecture is so beautiful and the whole area is so clean.

nobu said...

What is a beautiful city hall.
I like those fine deatails.

Olivier said...

c'est une belle architecture, et une belle mairie, la notre est trop moderne à mon gout, j'aime bien cella là, elle raconte une histoire.

it's a beautiful architecture and a beautiful town hall, ours is too modern for my taste, I like cella there, she tells a story.

nanak said...

nice series of photos. i really like the architecture.

Sharon said...

Fantastic architecture!

Lois said...

What a beautiful building! I really like that little dome on top!

Tricia said...

Fantastic shots - I sure love the architecture - it's just so beautiful, so much more so than in my part of the world!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember seeing these buildings when I visited Lisbon. The architecture is so elegant and captivating. The white provides a nice palette for the ornate styling. I also loved your see photos with the surfers. Who would go out in those waves. Only true die-hards. Your bell towers were also stunning. Great captures.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We visited this City Hall square on our trip to Portugal. Correct me if I am wrong, but I recall that our guide told us that the twisting rope-like design of the column that you have shown in the photo is called Manueline architecture, and it is used in other building elements in Portugal. It was made popular and named after a King whose name was Manuel.

Virginia said...

When I see your city hall and think of ours, I could cry. How fortunate you are to live amongst these gorgeous buildings. YOu capture them so well JM.
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Jarart said...

Now that looks like a city hall. So ornate and majestic looking.

Babzy said...

wow it's so white !!!beautiful blue sky too !

Carrie Hayes said...

This is so beautiful, I would love to visit this place!

JM said...

David, you have a fantastic memory! In fact we do have a manuelin style, which is a gothic variation (also called gothic-manuelin) after King Manuel I (1495-1521). This pillory is 'modern' (late 18th century) but it was inspired by that architectural movement.
You can see the true manueline architecture on the Belem Tower post, I'm sure you do remember it too :-)

willow said...

Majestic. And more of that stunningly blue sky!

John said...

This was a very nice architecture.
Great captures, too!

Jacob said...

This is a gorgeous area. Just can't find much along these lines in the States.

Chuckeroon said...

I notice that Spring is well underway down in Portugal! Tks for dropping in.

Peter said...

Yes, it's very nice! I know it (and also some nice restaurants round the corner)!

arctic dreamer said...

What a beautiful church - so majestic

Per Stromsjo said...

You've got a lovely flag and it goes well against that standard sky of yours. So now we know why this should be your weather... :)

Neva said...

These are beautiful shots of beautiful buildings.

gogouci said...

City Hall looks so historic, ornate and clean. Not the case in Salem with its modernized design.

magiceye said...

beautiful!!!!

Hilda said...

If these are just examples of the historical architecture one can find there, it looks like Lisbon is one of the most gorgeous cities in the world!
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Saretta said...

Beautiful clean white lines!

cieldequimper said...

What a classically beautiful square!

angela said...

Wow..those colours against the sky.
The architecture is very striking. Are the buildings made from local stone?

Odi Noyola said...

^-^ Great!

humanobserver said...

Amazing design :)

Marie-Noyale said...

It's hard not to be mesmerize by the purity of the white and blue !!