Friday, September 18, 2009

Forte da Cruz

This Neo Medieval style construction (1895) is now the residence of the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Check these photos I've posted one year ago to see the whole building and its location.
(Click on both pics to enlarge them)

23 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - those are some amazing digs! Who is the "Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta" and what does he do? Fancy residence for a person with a fancy title!

JM said...

Leif, take a look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta

B SQUARED said...

Never heard of the Order of Malta till now. Very interesting.

Olivier said...

la deuxième photo est magnifique, avec cette tour et cette lumiere

Peter said...

Incredible, what a residence! Just reading Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco) and am in the middle of the stories of the Knights Templar.

Kate said...

I think those "digs" are worthy of royalty!

Vogon Poet said...

I remember well this castle, just on the beach. Your images of it are great and I never knew about the destination of this magnificent residence.

Sharon said...

A very substantial residence. It looks like the setting for a grand novel or an epic movie.

Lois said...

That is so pretty JM! I really like that tower.

Jacob said...

I'm sorry, I read about the Malta order and started to giggle. It all seems an oxymoronic pretense of power and nobody cares. Heck, most people have never heard of them.

The castle is lovely, though. I did look through the other photos, too. Right on the beach! Why does the grand poohbah need such a grand palace? Sell it and give the money to the poor.

Hmmm...someone said that before me, I think.

Tricia said...

Oh how I'd LOVE to explore the inside of that place! WoW

sonia a. mascaro said...

Que magnífica arquitetura!

As palmeiras também são lindas.

Muito bonito o header!

Anya said...

Its a wonderful place
thanks for sharing :)
Its a great TOWER !!

Small City Scenes said...

What a grand residence. I would love to explore it. MB

magiceye said...

wow
very impressive!

amatamari© said...

Wow!
The first picture is really an incredible beauty!

Babzy said...

Nice castle, with a lovely view !

Joan Elizabeth said...

For some reason this photo reminds me of the fake European buildings that they construct in America, perhaps everything is just too precise ... doesn't make it any less grand or interesting.

Hilda said...

I remember being wowed by the building when you first posted it. It's easy to imagine it as a fortress. Magnificent!

marley said...

What an amazing looking building.

exposemaximum said...

great :)

Dina said...

Wow.
And for something completely different -- I just came across this Dune House in your country: http://zapgun.pt/wiki/index.php/CasaDuna/HomePage

Marie-Noyale said...

Not all ambassadors have such a grand place to live in!