Monday, March 1, 2010

March Theme Day: ''Passageway''

Downtown Oeiras

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30 comments:

J Bar said...

Fantastic passageway.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Olivier said...

magnifique ombre et lumiere sur ce passage, une tres belle photo

Julie said...

Ah, so you post something so striking in its very simplicity. I thought there might be significance to the photograph at the end of the passageway, but even when I embiggen, I can not make it out. So, I need to know two things if you would please, Jose. Who is in the photograph and is it part of a tomb memeorial? Secondly, what is that rusty name plate down in the RH foreground?

Have fun, my friend!

Dina said...

How strange, the framed picture up there!

glduro_marieloupe said...

So ... Portuguese! Wonderful!

Linda passagem, muito característica.

cieldequimper said...

I love these little passages, well... streets really. This one is a work of art.

Babzy said...

I love this passage , can you tell us who is on the portrait hanging on the wall ?The blue portrait makes the shot interesting :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe your downtown is safe, but this looks like it would be dark to walk through at night.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What an interesting passageway. But I'm confused this appears to be an outdoor passage and yet there is a picture on the wall.

Cezar and Léia said...

And at the end this way you will find a little boy smiling.In this moment you will feel deeply inside your heart sometimes we don't need to walk much, just a little way can leads your heart to light and happiness.
A positive idea!
Hugs
Léia

Hilda said...

Now this is fascinating. There's a number over the doorway, so the passageway leads to a house? Love the light and shadows, and textures of your photo!

B SQUARED said...

I wonder what is waiting at the end.

JM said...

Yes, this passageway looks rather strange, but maybe this will help to understand the pic:
1- It's a private passageway, you can see #20 on top of the 'arch';
2- In the old days (and this is pretty old) it was not uncommon for humble people to have one door (non existant here...) leading to a patio with several houses all under the same door number.
3- I believe many transformations must have taken place here over the centuries), maybe that's why this place simply doesn't make sense... (you can even see concrete in the background where there was once a door);
4- The picture is a tile panel, maybe baby Jesus! :-))) Honestly, no idea...
5- The old rusty plate outside on the right is actually a box belonging to the water system (AGUAS = waters), but I don't even know if it's still in use.

Gunn said...

Interesting to read your comment, and nice to see this little narrow passageway. The colors and light ad extra to the photo.

brattcat said...

It's a mysterious passageway you've presented to us. It asks far more questions than it answers. Thank you for the beautiful challenge of this image.

Sharon said...

When I travel in Europe, I love to explore old passageways like this. It's amazing the things you can see if you looking around you. Beautiful photo.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very unique and romantic passageway. great choice for theme day. we just got back from tanzania, Africa so we are behind on posts and will try to catch up. you were right that Tanzania was fabulous. so many photo opportunities.

Small City Scenes said...

A perfect passageway. this is the real deal. Love it!! MB

Lois said...

It's beautiful JM!

Jacob said...

Excellent, JM. 'Tis a dark passageway and looks very old. I don't think I'd want to walk it in the middle of the night!

Jarart said...

When I see this picture, I start to think about how many feet have trod here over the years and where they went. I like the tile picture of the child very much. It adds such mystery to the scene. A fantastic shot!

Andreea said...

Warm and romantic and mysterious in the same time. Beautiful entry to theme day.

Anya said...

Historic passageway :-)
Wonderful shot !!

Leif Hagen said...

your stone passageway is a perfect theme day post! Cheers Jose'!

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous passageway - lovely.

Virginia said...

Sorry I'm late. Great interpretation of the theme JM!
V

Julie said...

Ahha .. thank you for the extra information. It is intruiging to learn how a simple think like a laneway alters over the years, and, indeed, from country to country.

Much appreciated, Jose.

VP said...

The nicest thing of this anyway beautiful picture, is the image at the end of the alley.

amatamari© said...

This picture is pure poetry!

Dean Grey said...

JM!

I just adore the old-fashioned streets!

They don't make them like that anymore, do they?

-Dean