Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fancy a picnic?

This used to be the picnic area at the gardens of the palace where the Marquises of Pombal/Counts of Oeiras lived in the 18th century (Oeiras).

27 comments:

one buddhess said...

I would love to, what nice weather, just perfect for that.

Babzy said...

Nice place for a picnic or a garden party :)

Olivier said...

c'est un bel endroit, cela doit être sympathique de pique-niquer.
it is a nice place, it must be nice to picnic.

Jacob said...

What a wonderful place to have a picnic. Strikingly beautiful.

Thanks JM...I was looking for a "search" bar in the body of your blog.

I checked out "Heroes at Sunset." Fascinating...and I have seen that before...when I taught a section on Columbus, we used a video which captured the "Heroes." I thought then, and think now, it is a fantastic sculpture.

Thanks for the assistance!

willow said...

This is a beautiful spot for a fancy picnic!

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful outdoor restaurant ;-) without chairs! ;-)

Lois said...

This is nice! Looks like you took these pictures on a perfect day for a picnic!

Peter said...

Much more faishonable than most picnic areas! :-=

nobu said...

It is nice, everyone can enjoy in such a wonderful place!!

Virginia said...

Pull up a bench. I brought the wine. What did you bring JM??

JM said...

Well, I've just added a 'not for public use' note on the post now... :-)
If only we were about 250 years back in time, maybe there was a chance to be invited by the marquises... I bet it would be worth it! lol!

Small City Scenes said...

Virginia brought the wine--I brought my dancing shoes--what next.

Thanks for visiting my blog--I have a morning moon shot on my other blog--ww.day4plus.blogspot.com

MB

GiuCe said...

amazing place for a picnic day :)

Nancy said...

What can't the public use it? If not, who does? This is just lovely.

Lisa Wilson said...

It looks beautiful and warm!

the donG said...

picnic area but not open to public? hmmm...

get zapped said...

What a shame, I was ready for a picnic :) Stunning grounds...

JM said...

Nancy and the donG,

I've just re-wrote the description of the photos for a better understanding of the place. The palace complex is now a museum, it can be visited, you are allowed to spend the whole day hanging around in the gardens but you can not do a picnic there... :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour my friend!

Lovely place and yesss It is perfect for a nice picnic!


If you don`t mind I would like to comment here about older posts:
1)Sobre o Mosteiro :oh gosh! Amazing place! It reminds me Lisbon "Mosteiro dos Jerônimos"!
We visited Lisbon in 2005 in our "first"Honeymoon.Certainly we need to come back to Portugal because we want to know a little bit more about Oeiras!So nice city!(Nós estivemos tão pertinho daí!Tem vinhedos em sua região?)

2)By the way...amei teu post sobre Eça de Queiroz!

Kind regards from Brazil
Léia :-)

Jackie said...

Ooh lovely - it's a bit cold up here for a picnic, but I'll happily come to this place!

Marc said...

Just sitting at those tables would be pretty nice too in this kind of weather.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Can you imagine what it would have been like in this place's prime time? The parties, dress, and food. Great picnic area with nice sunshine.

magiceye said...

lets go!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The first shot reminded me of one of the grand gardens here in the mountains but the second revealed a building that isn't at all like anything here.

J Bar said...

I like this. It reminds me of a lot of similar places I have seen in Greece.

humanobserver said...

Looks Cool :)

Marie-Noyale said...

More like a garden party than a picnic...
Lovely grounds though!