Monday, April 19, 2010

Contrast (II)


Historic district of Belém (western Lisbon)
Some of the buildings in the background have survived the earthquake that destroyed the city in 1755. Have a closer look here.

16 comments:

Dina said...

This picture has everything to make me happy.

So glad those charming houses withstood the earthquake.

Olivier said...

en ouvrant ton blog, je pensais que c'etait une sculpture

Joan Elizabeth said...

The buildings might be historic but the monument looks very 1960s.

brattcat said...

Some day I hope to walk there.

Small City Scenes said...

The old and the new. that is a contrast and I like the old and am glad they survived for so long. MB

Ioanna said...

I like the old houses and the modern sculpute, too!

Sharon said...

Lots of contrast here. I love the sculpture and the survivor buildings. The park area is especially appealing.

Jacob said...

I remember these buildings! Hard to believe they're still standing. What a beautiful park-like setting, too. From a distance they remind me a little of Paris.

Lois said...

I like the way you composed this picture JM! Nice shadows too.

Jarart said...

Contrast is a good name for this. Love the lush green grass.

VP said...

A interesting idea of contrast, anything about that pillar? I really like it!

Cezar and Léia said...

Olá!
Que lindooooo!
Eu também amei seu header, vc é tão talentoso!
Espero que o tempo esteja melhor essa semana por aí.Fiquei impressionada com as noticias do tornado.
Forte abraço
Léia

Marie-Noyale said...

would this sculpture have survived too, I wonder!!!

Deepak Acharya said...

And what a great contrast !

T. Becque said...

It is a contrast but I think it all goes well together. And what does that sculpture mean?

Wolynski said...

At first I thought it was loudspeakers, but then it turned out to be a modern sculpture.

Love those old buildings.