Sunday, March 29, 2009

The cascade 'backstage'

I have previously posted some frontal shots of the Poets Cascade at the gardens of Oeiras Palace; these are the back stairs leading to the top.

27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

OS DEGRAUS
Não desças os degraus do sonho
Para não despertar os monstros.
Não subas aos sótãos - onde
Os deuses, por trás das suas máscaras,
Ocultam o próprio enigma.
Não desças, não subas, fica.
O mistério está é na tua vida!
E é um sonho louco este nosso mundo...
****Mário Quintana- poeta, tradutor e jornalista. É considerado um dos maiores poetas brasileiros do século 20.

Hello Dear Friend!
Wonderful post! I loved this Poet Cascade place!
:-)Léia

Nonna said...

You have such beautiful surroundings where you live. Makes everyone want to come and visit

brattcat said...

Oh, JM, these are wonderful. I can see where poets would be inspired to write in such surroundings. Thank you for your kind comments at my blog and thank you for your amazing photographs here.

m_m said...

Great captures! These photos are full of atmosphere!

Small City Scenes said...

I love it!!! So ancient and yet beautiful. MB

Hilda said...

Love these shots! You know I love stone and the textures of these photos are amazing!

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful composition, the colours are magical.

Jarart said...

Fantastic place and photo.

Jacob said...

Looks solid, beautifully built and a wonderful place to visit.

Sharon said...

Wow, these are fantastic photos. I especially like the top one!

Lisa Wilson said...

I love this! Looks like it should be the set of a movie.

marieloupe said...

Magnífico blog! Não por ser Brasileira, gosto especialmente de Portugal, obviamente terra de meus ancestrais.

Beautiful post, fantastic blog!

Dina said...

Wow, it is gorgeous.

Marc said...

So this must be the artists' entrance then.

Julie said...

I second many of the other comments, JM. That first image is gorgeous to my eye: the stained concrete and the heavy geometry of lines. I love this aspect of your photographic eye. A perfect example of the difference between pretty and beautiful.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

These are just wonderful ... .
I, too, want to explore these stairs!

JJjj

Per Stromsjo said...

I agree about those colours. Lots of harmony in them. Would make a great screen saver.

Lois said...

Looks like a wonderful place to wander around! Lovely shots as usual JM!

Nancy said...

Oh how I would love to walk down these stairs and around this beautiful property!

humanobserver said...

Simple and beautiful.

Olivier said...

cette cascade (escalier) est vraiment magnifique, un vrai poème

this cascade (staircase) is really wonderful, a real poem

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The second photo has such a beautiful composition.

Red Hair Fellow

joo said...

Fabulous place and photos:)

Virginia said...

How beautiful. Love the tilework and the graceful stairway. Bravo JM!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I really like this photo. curvy and interesting stairs. I want to walk on them.

gogouci said...

The way you captured the patterns and their shadows add to their beauty.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great colour and texture ... a really lovely capture.