Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hills... and more hills!

Lisbon has seven hills. São Jorge Castle, in the background, stands on top of one of them; it was conquered to the moorish by the first portuguese king in the 12th century. (Click to enlarge)

24 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great and colorful capture of the hill. Thanks for your comments about the Frank Lloyd Wright Series on my site. I only have a couple more days and will show Wright's personal living quarters but will break tomorrow for theme day. I am going to look at your balcony photos on your nature site now. I will get our travel website up in the next week or two and post some amazing photos we took in Morocco. I ended up with some excellent people and culture photos from Morocco. It was a wonderful place to go as you predicted.

magiceye said...

impressive!

joo said...

Spectacular view! Someone told me once that Lisbon was one of the most beautiful places in Europe. I usually go north, but maybe its time to change direction:)

Olivier said...

une belle vue entre ancien et moderne et cette longue rue très belle
a nice view enters ancient and modern and this long very nice street

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia JM!
This pictures brought us such nice memories from our visit in this Castle! It was a great trip with "great"Portuguese red wine as well ! LOL
Have a nice Holiday!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

JM, we have a water color painting in our house of one of the gates to St. George's Castle, which we bought from an artist who was at the castle where there is an overlook of the whole city.

I then walked around to take a photo of the same gate that is shown in the painting, but instead of the charming street scene in the foreground, there was a bunch of construction equipment. I took the photo anyway, but the painting is much nicer

Lisbon's 7 hills are certainly taller than Rome's 7 hills.

Lois said...

That is a stunning shot JM! I like the color in those buildings and those tables down there in between them. Looks like a great place to enjoy a meal!

willow said...

What a beautiful spot. Are those tables set up down there? A perfectly charming place to dine.

Jacob said...

There are so many things to see in this delightful photograph! And it's crisp and colorful.

It appears a party was being planned down below. Were you invited?

vicki archer said...

I would love to visit...one day, xv.

nobu said...

Graet shot!
Just beautiful.

Peter said...

Yes, one of the things you will remeber for Lisbon is walking up and down steep hills and stairs! But it's so nice!

(No Portugese exercise today! Too bad!) :-)

(I will refer to you in my tomorrow's post.)

m_m said...

Oh! It is lovely! So wonderful capture! Amazing view! And I also like colours of the buildings! Thanks a lot!

Lisa Wilson said...

So many colors! I really like the narrow view of the hill.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a beautiful photograph and the scene is just flat out pretty. I suppose those tables are for guests.

Nice shot.

Joy said...

Nice framing, JM. I see two perspectives which make the photo interesting.

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cieldequimper said...

Like Rome... Wonderful view down!

gogouci said...

What a wonderful view. Lovely post.

marley said...

Feeling up and down! Great photo, with depth of field galore :)

Jarart said...

This is a stunning shot. I like the way you framed this with the buildings in the foreground.

Cristóbal said...

Lovely photo. I can't wait to go to Portugal, and take a walk around the little rúas.

Thanks for visiting!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Makes we wonder, why do cities have seven hills .. not 5, not 10. It always seems to be seven. Love the shot but cities are such a crowded space.

Marc said...

They probably copied the seven hills thing from Rome. :-)

humanobserver said...

great view :)