Sunday, June 14, 2009

Old aqueduct

Oeiras downtown (click to enlarge).

27 comments:

brattcat said...

I love the pastels of Oeiras. This is a finely composed shot of the aqueduct, JM.

Small City Scenes said...

So was there water running through it or is there now? It is very neat and old looking. MB

marley said...

And that carried water? It looks lovely.

Sharon said...

I'd love to walk that street and explore the area. Great photo.

JM said...

SCS and Marley,

Yes, the aqueduct was the the water suply to the Palace in the 18th century. I don't believe it works anymore.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Looks fairly preserved... And it was the private water supply of the Palace? Quite decadent. (;

Laurent said...

Beatifull view, nicely framed and as usual you've got great blue sky ! Is this aqueduct long ?

Boise Diva said...

What an interesting piece of history nestled among the present-day.

Jacob said...

Well-composed, perfect exposure, terrific light, and super colors...what more could you want...the photo entices. I'd love to wander about in those environs!

Jarart said...

I wonder how old? It looks ancient.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous structure!
I'm always fascinated with old architecture!
Tenha uma ótima semana querido amigo!
Léia

joo said...

Lovely place. It's difficult to imagine how did those aqueducts work!

Luna (from Brazil) said...

Dear JM,
I saw your comment on my blog making some references to my "owners"... What do you mean? I own them!!!
Purrs
Luna

m_m said...

Very very antic! Beautiful photo. No chance to see sth like this in Poland. Thanks for sharing!

Dina said...

I love aquaducts, and this one is different from any that I've ever seen.

m_m said...

Amazing it is still there, after so many years...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a great old aqueduct with such history and character. it is great that it still survives.

Per Stromsjo said...

Now that's my kind of downtown!

At first glance, it almost looked like a train car up there - windows and all.

Tiago Ralha said...

A foto está excelente. É mais um local onde passo com regularidade :)

Ken Mac said...

absolutely love this! The ruined bridge and the bright colors below. My fave of the day. Gorgeous angle. too

Carraol said...

Beautiful scene of this extraordinary design of the architect, the aqueduct over the street, functionality plus harmony!

Rambling Round said...

What is the aqueduct used for now? Interesting composition and area.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It is always so nice to know all about other world..Thanks for showing the lovely shots of Oeiras!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Is it used for anything today?

Peter said...

Seems like a real nice place to live, especially with some fresh water around! ... or maybe the aqueduct is out of order? :-)

That is the chicken said...

Wow! It's tiny! I always think of aquaducts as huge!

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

Oeiras seems to be such a calming and restorative place... Thanks for sharing!