Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Old bench (II)

''In a lifetime a joyful soul makes the days look wonderful''
Oeiras downtown park. (Click to enlarge)

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

"The joy of the soul makes for the beauty of the days"

Hello dear JM
Fantastic shot and I loved this statement on the bench.So profound!

Tenha um lindo dia meu amigo querido!
Abraços do Brasil
Léia

Julie said...

Very quaint looking bench, JM. I would need a cushion I think ...

Olivier said...

superbe, ce vieux banc de pierre avec cette mosaïque, une pièce de musée
beautiful, old stone bench with this mosaic, a museum piece

Kate said...

We really should have a theme day for benches because there are so many unique and different ones around the world, such as this one.

Babzy said...

nice quote to meditate on this bench !

Joan Elizabeth said...

Very serene. I'd like to sit at that spot.

Virginia said...

I just love the tile work that can be found all over your beautiful city. This bench is wonderful.
V

Lois said...

The blue in the tiles add such a nice touch of color!

nobu said...

Nice photo.
I agree with Leia, I love those words.

joo said...

I'm not sure if I understand the sign well - does alma mean soul?
Lovely bench and so peaceful, but I'm afraid not the most comfortable:)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A quintessentially Portugese bench, accented with blue tile.

Re your comment on my site in response to my comment on yours yesterday, I am ashamed that I have forgotten why the Republican party has an elephant for a logo. I should know, as I have a B.A. and Master's degree in political science.

What is even more peculiar is that the logo of the Democratic party is a donkey.

I think both logos perhaps date from some political cartoons in the late 1800's, but when I have some free time (which is not today) I will check out the question.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Lovely sentiment ... .

Marie-Noyale said...

Too bad the two sweet hearts sitting on that bench have to be separated but they still can hold hands!!!

Jacob said...

Very nice and I think has the ring of truth.

I'd imagine this bench is a place to sit and think such profound thoughts!

Cristóbal said...

Beautiful bench with a really heartwarming quote. It made my day :)

Jarart said...

It looks old. A sweet looking bench and sentiment!

m_m said...

Oh! It is amazing! When I was sitting there I would wonder who was there years ago:) It makes that you start to think about the past! Great shot!

cieldequimper said...

Ah to sit and reflect!

Tiago Ralha said...

Pequenos aspectos que nos passam despercebidos...vale a pena olhar, ler, sentar e pensar na vida!!! Excelente foto.

Joy said...

The photo has a nostalgic feel to it.

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Tricia said...

I'm guessing that's what the bench says? It's so very pretty!

That is the chicken said...

What a wonderful saying to have on a bench...is the view from the bench a joyful one?

CathM said...

Charming :)

asf said...

What a neat passageway, so intriguing. Nice photo as always JM.

Sharon said...

This is a bench that looks like it has been there for hundreds of years.

Pam said...

What a wonderful thought. Marvelous bench, too. Thanks for visiting, JM.

the donG said...

i like the vines. it adds beauty to that.

Mo said...

Beautiful

Hilda said...

Very wise and very true verse! Such a charming old bench.

Marc said...

Very cosy place and nice words!