Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stone wall

One more kilometer has been added to the sea promenade, connecting Oeiras to Paço de Arcos. These are some details of the wall opposite to the sea.

29 comments:

Pam said...

That wall is a masterful work of art! Great photos, JM

Olivier said...

cela fait penser a des murs de pierres pétrifiées. cela fait très ancien, mais la présentation (photo 3) fait très moderne

This is reminiscent of a petrified stone walls. this is very old, but the presentation (photo 3) is very modern

cieldequimper said...

Walls can be very cool, this is a good example! I like the angles to make us appreciate the textures.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love these types of photos. Your take on them is truly excellent. So interesting and eye-catching. Thanks for your comments about the Frank Lloyd Wright Series. I was hoping it would be of interest to people. I have a few more days and then I will move on to different Chihuly, cactus and desert photos. I was in Morocco for the past two weeks so I wanted to make sure there was a series of something that would be informative and different for people to enjoy while I was away. Morocco was very interesting and, surprisingly, very French. A very different experience than Egypt or Jordan. It was a quite enjoyable trip. I will spend the next week catching up on everyone's websites and enjoying their photos. Thanks for your comments on my site. I have read them all.

m_m said...

Nice photos! Interesting!

Dina said...

Just gorgeous stone work!

nobu said...

Those stones made interesting pattern!

Hilda said...

That is so intriguing. You mean the wall is done differently throughout its length? I think I like the idea.

Love the second photo with the tiny rocks in that small space with the big ones!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

JM,
Loved the stone wall photos today.

Julie neglected to mention in her comment above that while we were in Morocco during the past couple of weeks we visited the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage site. They said that the buildings remained standing from Roman times until the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

We were familiar with the 1755 earthquake from our visit to Portugal years ago, but it was obviously a massive earthquake of it could knock down large stone structures in central Morocco that had stood for nearly 2,000 years from an epicenter in Portugal.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia querido amigo!

I'm feeling much better now.Many thanks for your message.In fact yesterday I was completely useless here!

Great stone wall!I'm always fascinated with kind of stones.
Kind Regards
Léia :-)

willow said...

I have a thing for stone walls! Marvelous shots, JM. I especially like the one with the little stones stacked along with the large blocks. Beautiful.

Jacob said...

I have a thing for stone construction...these look like stacked stones...

How fortunate you are to have such a wall along the sea!

Boise Diva said...

Lots of character - instead of just a line of concrete.

That is the chicken said...

This is beautiful! I love rocks and geology. If I lived in Oeiras I would spend a lot of time at this wall. I love how they have used different rocks and textures to build it.
I wish more places would be this inventive in how they created structures.

henny said...

A great idea to make this wall as an art work and people will treat it better than just a blank wall. Nice details, JM.

Virginia said...

The big white things at the top looked like tongues sticking out! HA I enlarged and see that it's stones. This is amazing work here. I love this wall to JM. You took some nice shots!
V

Jarart said...

Exellent stone work in that wall. Walls like that have an earthy beauty to them.

joo said...

It's amazing, pattern is super!

Babzy said...

Beautiful wall , i like the details !

Marc said...

Nice study. I like the fourth one when enlarged.

Per Stromsjo said...

A bit of stonewalling can be just what the doctor ordered. That second shot really triggers my imagination.

marley said...

Interesting patterns and textures.

Hyde DP said...

love those details

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have often wondered how they get the stone these type of walls so flat ... after all it's not like a hedge that you can run clippers over to smooth it off. I particularly like the second shot ... very artistic work by the wall builder.

Marie-Noyale said...

The Great Wall of Oeiras!!!
Very nicely done, keeps the nature look!

Sharon said...

A beautiful wall.

humanobserver said...

great and beautiful form of stone.

CathM said...

WOW! It's just an amazing beauty!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

I love these texture shots... they are beautiful and soothing... thank you. David