Friday, November 27, 2009

Standing lion


Jeronimus Monastery cloister patio

23 comments:

Lois said...

He appears to be on the look out for something!

brattcat said...

Love the palette of this shot, it's surprisingly warm for an image composed of stone.

Olivier said...

belle sculpture, dans une fontaine ?.

Steffe said...

A bit of a human face on that lion.

Dina said...

Very unusual. Maybe the lion is "kneeling" on a prie-dieu?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

JM,
I enjoy your photos always, and your recent photos of Lisbon bring back memories. I have a photo of Julie standing on the second floor of this cloister.

We also frequently use some ceramic serving trays that we bought at the gift shop at the Belem Cultural Center that you showed recently. Thank you for renewing memories of our enjoyable but too-brief visit to Portugal.

Vogon Poet said...

Another beautiful and unusual image from one of my favorite places!

Jarart said...

It looks very elegant. The lion looks to be part of a fountain.

Cezar and Léia said...

Really beautiful!
Léia

Prospero said...

Good security system.

Tanya said...

very regal!

Dean Grey said...

JM!

Wow! Look at ALL that detail in the arch!

So intricate and lovely!!

-Dean

Leif Hagen said...

Did you hear him roar?!

Anya said...

He is so alone :(
Poor lion !!

(Really fantastic shot :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I was amazed at the arches when you showed them a while ago ... now I see the detail I'm even more amazed.

Jacob said...

My favorite monastery! I wonder what the lion standing symbolizes...

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is nice..very detailed and looks kind of peaceful.
Amalia looks slightly different from that older video footage too- Nice

Louis la Vache said...

The lion is angry because someone drained the water from the fountain, didn't replace it and he's thirsty!

Hilda said...

Magnificent architecture and wonderful composition!

Babzy said...

Beautiful details !!

ruma2008 said...

It is a really delicate sculpture.
It is the artisan who cannot do it of the imitation else.
Thank you for showing a beautiful view.

exposemaximum said...

A great foto :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

He looks like he's caught sight of his prey and is watching.
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