Friday, January 29, 2010

Old bench (VII)

Ribeira da Laje, the small river that crosses downtown Oeiras, runs between the two walls but can't be seen from this angle.

22 comments:

Dina said...

A cozy little alcove for two, with one orange showing. And water running. Nice.

willow said...

I can feel the cool, mossiness from here!

Lois said...

What a pretty spot! You will have to show us what the river looks like between the two walls one day JM.

studioJudith said...

This image is a delightful invitation to
pause and reflect ... . just a moment of
stillness to listen to the river
and
perhaps contemplate that tempting single
orange.

Jjj

Cezar and Léia said...

Linda composição nessa foto e também amei o detalhe da laranjeira!
Maravilhosa energia nesse lugar especial!
Léia

Babzy said...

i d'like to pick up the orange !

Anya said...

The bench looks cold
but the orange looks yummie.....
A fresh orange Wow!!
Lovely shot :-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

There is a lot of stone work here! Above that palm with the green vine..as well as the path- really nice bench JM. That orange is waiting to be picked!

cieldequimper said...

Another gorgeous place for an avocado. Maybe a smoothie this time!
Have a great weekend!

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a nice place to sit, rest and make have a snack with a friend!
Bon weekend

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think it's a while since you've shown us a bench. This one is interesting, it looks cool and damp with all that moss but in a warm place with the orange and date palm.

Jacob said...

How old is it? Doesn't look too comfortable, but still would be a nice place to sit if you'd been standing all day!

What, you don't have alligators in Portugal? We can fix that!

JM said...

Jacob, this bench must be about 250 years old, once it's in the gardens of the palace which was the city founder's house, the first Count of Oeiras.

joo said...

Is it an orange? Lovely, and the bench is superb:)

Sharon said...

So, I'm guessing that if you sat on one of those benches you could hear the water rushing by. There is a lot to see in this photo, an orange, palms, moss, and more.

CathM said...

Ah - after the (horrendous) day I've had, I would love to park myself on that 'old bench' and exhale...

brattcat said...

But you make it so easy to imagine it. How nice to sit on that bench, the river running behind, the orange tree before you.

exposemaximum said...

old but charming :)

VP said...

It looks like a quiet place where to sit and rest for a while. The bench must be rally old...

Kate said...

Lovely composition. Enjoy seeing the vegetation surrounding the bench. Would be ever so relaxing to sit there for awhile.

Dean Grey said...

I love, love, love the moss growing up on the sides of that bench, JM!

-Dean

Virginia said...

You bring wine, I'll pick the orange to go with it! LOVE the moss on the stone.
V