Thursday, April 16, 2009

Staircase

Oeiras Palace

26 comments:

Olivier said...

les mosaïques de l'escalier sont magnifiques, j'aime cette couleur.

the mosaics of the stairs are beautiful, I love that color.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent!
Many thanks for sharing

Kind regards
Léia

Babzy said...

wow ! Impressive !

brattcat said...

I love that there is art everywhere, even on the staircases. It looks as if the statue is ascending. Great angle.

Joan Elizabeth said...

When I saw the title of your post I tried to imagine what type of staircase it would be ... I would never have imagined something as ornate as this as an outdoor staircase!

B Squared said...

The staircase is the most ornate I've ever seen.

Lois said...

I really like that artwork on the stairway walls! The statue is nice too.

Hilda said...

OMG, even outdoor staircases had hand-painted tiles? Fantastic!

henny said...

It's a palace, no wonder the art is everywhere. This palace, is it inhabited today?

Virginia said...

Someone needs to paint this exactly as you have photographed it. It is spectacular JM!!!!
V

Jacob said...

You have such a great eye for composition...the staircase is perfect for leading us into the scene and into the beautiful building across the way...lovely muted colors, too.

All in all, a superb photograph!

Lisa Wilson said...

I've never seen anything like it! Wonderful!

Jarart said...

Your city looks to be a work of art.

m_m said...

So lovely angle! Great light! And beautiful building!

Mo said...

Magnificent

joo said...

Beautiful staircase, mosaic is stunning!

willow said...

Gorgeous tile work!

Jackie said...

Those tiles on the steps are so so "Portugal"!! Lovely shot.

valeria said...

Look at thos tiles!!!!! Really impressive!

marley said...

The painting is so detailed. Nice shot.

Marie-Noyale said...

What a nice combination between the "azulejos"(?) and the warm pink tones of the wall.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It's art on the stairs too!

Forehead Stamp

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the tiles in Portugal. I wish more buildings in the world had integrated tiles into them as they really add a special style. I am in Morocco now and am enjoying some tiles that are on some of the buildings. I am utilizing your tips on bargaining on absolutely everything. I am going out in a few minutes to take some more photos. People in Morocco are very friendly and it seems very safe so we can walk everywhere, which is great. Thanks for your comments regarding the Chihuly! I thought you would enjoy Chihuly and cactus.

Marc said...

Wonderful tiles!

humanobserver said...

superb ! superb !

cieldequimper said...

This is simply gorgeous, too good to be true!