Monday, May 11, 2009

Old Bench Detail


Oeiras Palace gardens

31 comments:

Olivier said...

tu as de superbes vieux bancs. une très belle mosaïque.
you have beautiful old benches. a very nice mosaic.

brattcat said...

These are beautiful. That yellow is such a rich, deep color.

Dina said...

So unusual!

Our guest came today. Let's see what impression he makes.

B Squared said...

Very lovely. Are they very old?

JM said...

B Squared, these dates from the 18th century.

That is the chicken said...

These old benches are all beautiful...I have a question. How old are they?

Lois said...

I really like the blue with the yellow. What a lovely old bench!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great Portugese tile work. We visited this palace on our way from Lisbon to Sintra back in 2002.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice to see these old benches.

joo said...

Another beautiful bench!I guess that's tile work again. Splendid.

Sharon said...

Beautiful artwork on this bench.

Z said...

Beautiful, and glorious colors! The style of the designs remind me of some pottery we saw in Florence recently.

nobu said...

I like those design.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello JM!
Fabulous pictures!
The first one is really cute!
Léia

Λακης Φουρουκλας said...

Lovely scenes of a beautiful yesterday. Well done

Jacob said...

I love these ancient, elaborate decorative touches...sometimes we think our ancestors lived lives of drab black and white...but not so; and the colors they saw the drew.

Lovely!

cieldequimper said...

Another great place to sit and meditate. So perfectly beautiful.

Marie-Noyale said...

It seems that tiles colors don't fade...
Another Beautiful place to rest .

Tricia said...

Fantastic benches - nice!

m_m said...

Interesting! Nice details!

Joy said...

Colourful and ancient! Interesting.

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Kate said...

Benches with artwork. Now that's really something? I wonder why cherubs are always so chubby, tho. Perhaps it's the nature of cherubs!

Per Stromsjo said...

I imagine the painted surfaces must have been renovated repeatedly between then and now. I could easily get used to a place with this much yellow.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

You do live in a world of glorious old benches!

Cristóbal said...

I agree with Jacob. I also used to think about that when I was really young.

gogouci said...

How old are they. The tile work is magnificent.

Hilda said...

Really fabulous tiles!

With so much of these gorgeous tiles all over your city, isn't the government scared of robbers? I can imagine they'd be much desired by antique collectors.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember this Palace. It is full of great tiles everywhere. a very special place.

PAK said...

Beautiful bench!

Marc said...

Well observed wonderful details!

Peter said...

Sorry, but I have been away from blogger visits for a while ... and will be again next week. I have made the tour of your more recent posts. Thes old benches are really charming!