Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hippocamps

Two pairs of these Deco Marine Horses stand at the Empire Square, western Lisbon.

25 comments:

brattcat said...

Beautiful shot...that white stone sculpture against that amazing blue sky.

Sharon said...

Very regal!

Dina said...

Very cool horses!

Vogon Poet said...

Nice pair, I like their perspective and light. The statues look in mint condition, restored, well preserved or relatively recent?

Kate said...

What handsome steeds against a beautful blue sky!

Forgive me for my recent neglect of my fellow bloggers! We decided to paint every room in our house, both ceiling and walls. It's taking longer than I had anticipated!! But, I'll be back sporadically!

Babzy said...

The horses looks happy ;)

JM said...

Vogon Poet,
The Empire Square was built to house the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940, so the sculptures date back to 1939 or so.

Leif Hagen said...

JM - quit horsin' around! Grand snap!

Prospero said...

The tutelary marine horses at the Empire square.

cieldequimper said...

Funny: just before I read your reply to Vogon Poet, I was thinking they looked like something out of the thirties!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Beautiful shot! Marvelous photo! Those hippos seems run till the Sun!

Rob said...

Very imperial! I lived in Lisbon for a while, in Loures, but I don't remember the horses. Time to come back, maybe.
By the way, for your first anniversary: parabens!

Jarart said...

Beautiful sculpture, stunning photo!

Anya said...

So CUTE,
Amazing shot from the bleu sky And white horses :))

Julie said...

Yes it does not surprise that it is the end of the 30s. It is a very powerful image of nature. Good shading and a wonderful sky, Jose.

m_m said...

Nice composition with the blue sky!

Eamon said...

Another lovely shot, Jose.

Hilda said...

Very handsome sea horses! And so lovely against that wonderfully blue sky!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Had to google hippocamps to find out what they were. Now I see the fish tails on the horses. Blogs are great for our education.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very nice - they look like chess pieces. I have learnt something new today - "hippocamps".

marley said...

What a pair of beauties!

Lois said...

Stunning shot against that beautiful blue sky!

Field of View said...

Nice capture.Thanks for sharing.

exposemaximum said...

perfect

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

The perfect picture! I like the contrast of white against the blue.