Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oeiras 1st coat of arms

Marquis of Pombal, also the 1st Count of Oeiras, was the founder of the city. His coat of arms can be seen in many buildings, this one stands on the City Hall manor.

21 comments:

Frank de Jol said...

Beauty !

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! Do you know what the symbols represent? I've always found coats of arms fascinating.

henny said...

It's unique, the crown seems like real.

Jacob said...

Very impressive. Nice shot.

Tanya said...

Beautiful detail!

Sharon said...

A very regal looking coat of arms.

Jim said...

I didnt notice the crown on top, neat Coat of Arms.

ശിവ said...

This official symbol is so nice one...

Laurent said...

Great shot

brattcat said...

I love the asymmetry of this. Very regal shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful picture!
Have you ever published here any picture from his Palace (Palacio do Conde)?
Have a nice day!
( e o "calor"continua por aí?)
Léia

joo said...

Beautiful, the coat of arms are fascinating indeed!

Lois said...

It is so ornate!

cieldequimper said...

Much older than mine I suppose and beautiful.

Irredento Urbanita said...

It shows strenght and elegance. Great.

Valery

soltarnos, ke difícil es. Pero a veces vale la pena. Aunque en vez de soltarme prefiero lanzarme.

Saludos

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Small City Scenes said...

A very grand coat of arms. Building art of sorts. MB

Per Stromsjo said...

Any idea about the size of this?

Strength and elegance pretty much sums it up. Leaving space for artwork means leaving something for those who come after us. Every society should.

m_m said...

Fantastic detail! Absolutely stunning photo! Congrats!

marley said...

Very impressive!

That is the chicken said...

Very ornate!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the clarity of detail ... and a coat or arms ... so olde worlde