Thursday, December 17, 2009

''L'Arbre biplan''

Jean Dubuffet's sculpture on display at the CCB (Belém Cultural Center).
The west wing of the Jeronimus Monastery can be seen in the background.
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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale shook Portugal for 8 seconds at 1.37am. It was quite scary! Fortunately the epicenter was located in the Atlantic Ocean 100kms off the coast.

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Linda composiçao com o Mosteiro no segundo plano.
Estou impressionada como tudo é limpo e organizado!
*** aquelas são almofadas vermelhas?
abraços
Léia

Olivier said...

impressionnante cette sculpture.

brattcat said...

That's a serious earthquake. Take care!

B SQUARED said...

I'm intrigued by the red cushions.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo and sculpture. 6.0 is strong one. I bet that was scary. So glad you a safe and sound.

willow said...

Love the lines in this photo. And your header pic is brilliant!

Babzy said...

Wonderful shot , i love both trees ! Earthquake are scary, fortunatly no damage !

Small City Scenes said...

6.0 that is quite a strong quake---good thing it was way under the ocean. We have them out here too.

Beautiful sculpture. MB

Jarart said...

What are the red squares around the tree? Whatever they are, they add color to the shot.
Glad the quake didn't do damage.

Dina said...

An earthquake?! Oh no! Portugal has had enough of those. It would be so sad to see any of the beautiful things you show us shaken apart.

Wishing you a quiet night on solid ground.

JM said...

Léia, BSQUARED and Jarart,

The red cushions are usually there for people to sit on this patio and enjoy the sun while reading a book or so, but a group of school children was playing with them and have positioned them that way (you can even see two of their backpacks near them).

cieldequimper said...

I actually like Dubuffet and I REALLY like the angle you chose to show old and new.

Steffe said...

Scary with the earthquake.

Anya said...

Those red stuf are pillows to sit on
LOL
It looks very relaxing there !!
Unique shot :-)

Vogon Poet said...

The composition of his picture is amazing. I like CCB very much and the Dubuffet is perfect there!

joo said...

I like the composition of this photo and wow, I could sit there for a while:)

Jacob said...

This is so nice. That Belem Cultural Center is a jewel in your community. Another great shot, too, JM!

6.0 on the Richter Scale is nothing to sneeze at! Yikes. Any damage in your area?

susieofarabia said...

The sculpture looks great with the sky. Great angle you were able to take it from! Merry Christmas!

Cristóbal said...

I have read about the earthquake... are buildings there quake-resistant?

Bob Crowe said...

That looks warm and inviting, especially compared to here. And Paris at the moment.

The earthquake must have been frightening. The worst earthquakes in US history were in this part of the country, not California, in 1811- 1812.

gogouci said...

Amazing work. What a weird, intriguing sculpture.

Suzanne said...

Glad to hear you're ok, earthquakes are quite scary. I'd love to see the monastery but also like the contemporary in front of it.

Gunn White said...

Nice sculpture and nice photo. I like the bright red in the photo!!
(I hope this earthquake will not happen again!!!!)