Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace (II)

Information + winter shot here.
(Click on the first photo for a better view)

18 comments:

brattcat said...

What a beautiful place, in broad daylight, in the setting sun, in summer or winter.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful building. I love the stone and stucco work on the front. I find that work very attractive.

Lois said...

I really like it, especially the tower!

Small City Scenes said...

What a gorgeous palace. I really like it. MB

Anya said...

The white stones are beautiful,
it makes the building special !!

Tricia said...

Wonderful! Especially the silhouette shot

Gunn White said...

The BLUE sky and the fantastic building are soooooo nice!

Vogon Poet said...

Great building, love the neat stonework on the tower. The 'winter shot' is very good either with that bridge giving perspective.

Jarart said...

I like the angle of the first shot very much and the light in both pictures is beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu comparei os dois posts, o palácio é maravilhoso, e ficou explendido com o clima de inverno de Janeiro!
Ahhh Domingo fomos na Filarmonica de Luxembourg , este é justamente o prédio que vc ficou interessado na Av. John Kennedy. Ele tem aparencia de um instrumento musical, é lindo!Tem um post sobre a Filarmonica ( label Luxembourg Kirchberg), com um foto enorrrme! :)
Muito obrigada por seus comentários sempre muito gentis
Abraços
Léia

AB said...

You have some amazing palaces and mansions in your bit of Portugal

cieldequimper said...

That's a fairly recent construction, I was surprised I thought the turret at least was older, if restored. Cool place, cool shots, especially the second one.

Asta said...

Hi JM,

Both shots are magnificant!
Very beautiful building. - Love the silhouete on the winther image. I think the Lord of the Ring.......-:)

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

A palace place of stunning beauty! And a great place to serve as a museum! I like the backlit shot, too.

Peter said...

Some wonderful palaces on your beautiful coastline! (The winter photo has no snow!) :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I'm with AB ... "you have some amazing palaces and mansions in your bit of Portugal"

Leif Hagen said...

Are they looking for a prince to live in and run the castle? I'm volunteering for the job . . .

Crazy Tourists said...

I think we should visit your hometown!!
Your photos are very beautiful!