Sunday, July 5, 2009

Largo da Boavista

Largo means small square. I believe this is the smallest in old Oeiras.

24 comments:

brattcat said...

You really convey a sense of the compactness of this square with the contest of angles captured in these two shots.

Hilda said...

And to me, largo means big!
Love the different colors of the buildings!

JM said...

Hilda,
Largo also means wide, offshore and baggy! :-) We have so many words meaning the same but on the other hand some words also mean a lot of different stuff... That's why portuguese is so difficult (sometimes even for us...)

cieldequimper said...

I love those colours!

m_m said...

I like the fresh colours of the buildings! And of course great tiles!

Tanya said...

I love the colors of these buildings and the clothes hanging out on the line on the yellow building...is that a yellow ribbon on the door of the yellow building?

Jacob said...

I find these buildings so colorful and vibrant...your compositions are excellent.

What does "Boa" mean? "Vista" must mean view or scene, right?

Nice work, JM!

Jarart said...

I always like the pretty colors of the buildings there.

JM said...

Tanya,
I believe the yellow thing on the yellow building is a plastic bag... don't ask me why? Lol!

Jacob,
'Boa' is the feminine word for 'bom', meaning 'good', once the word 'vista' is also feminine. So we can say the name of this place is Fine/Great View 'Largo'.

Jacob said...

Thanks, JM. That helps and makes sense!

Jim K said...

It does look small, I do like the colors of the buildings.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the colors and architecture of the first shot and I love the tile sign. I ma glad you enjoyed the Chihuly glass art on my site today. It is amazing how the glass can change so much with the light. And, in answer to your question, I will have our travel site loaded up soon. I am starting with photos from Morocco. I so enjoy looking at your travel site. I am amazed at how many places we have traveled to that you also have done so. Global citizens we all are!

Lois said...

I really like all those different colors on the buildings too!

amatamari said...

Perhaps it is not so "wide" but it is certainly a "beautiful view" ...
:-)

Dina said...

And I thought largo was slower than lento, in music tempo.
Anyway, the photos and angles make the little square look pleasant.

Anya said...

Lovely buildings,
they are puurfect =^.^=

willow said...

I like the happy colors!

marley said...

Its very colourful :)

Virginia said...

I'm moving right there into the red house, no maybe the green one......awwwww JM I want them both. The yellow is cute too. I love your city. Thanks for your nice comments on my FB stuff.
V

Joan Elizabeth said...

The buildings look so beautifully preserved and the square so small for something that is 'largo'. I love the way you show us the difference of your city to ours.

Babzy said...

I like the coloured houses !

Per Stromsjo said...

I was also thinking music tempo, like Dina.

As always, strong and optimistic colours. Being an architect in Oeiras must be quite a challenge, how do you match all that lovely old stuff?

marieloupe said...

JM : love your Portuguese lessons!!

Can I "help" you? Here in Rio, we have a tiny square called Largo do Boticário (something like Pharmacist Square). In the other hand, we have a huge square called Largo da Carioca - Carioca's Square!!

Portuguese is really an infernal language (or "bestial")!!

marieloupe

CathM said...

Quaint and quintessentially Portuguese.