Friday, April 9, 2010

For Men and Horses


Lisbon-Oeiras-Cascais coastal road.
According to the sign, the construction of these fountains dates back to 1775. However, the tiles don't look that old but I couldn't find any information about restoration works having been done.

25 comments:

Boise Diva said...

What a gem.

Jacob said...

Blogger is giving me trouble, also. But not to worry, these are two beautiful shots! I'm always impressed by the tile work in your beautiful city!

Leif Hagen said...

That tile work is beyond magnificent! Bravo, Jose'!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful and it so much reminds me of a very similar tile work that I saw in a park in Mendoza Argentina.

T. Becque said...

What a gorgeous wall! What's the story it's telling?

Olivier said...

quelle mosaique, elle est magnifique et ce bleu....

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous fountains - great photos. Blue and green is a pleasing combination.

Blogger has been on the blink lately.

Do they have a minima stretch righty? How difficult was this?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Simply awesome !!

JM said...

T. Becque,
The panel tells the story of the portuguese discoveries.

brattcat said...

It's wonderful to imagine coming to such a place. Thank you for bringing this scene to us, JM.

Lois said...

It is so beautiful JM! I love the blue.

Jarart said...

It's like a blue jewel. Just wonderful.

joo said...

It's a beautiful fountain!

th said...

Sempre que lá passo alegro a vista e fico com pena de não poder parar para tirar uma foto, caso tenha uma máquina à mão.
Estou a ver que também és sensível a estas pequenas coisas.
Obrigada pelo prazer de ver as fotos, sou uma amadora, mas amante de fotografia,
theo

VP said...

Wonderful doesn't is an inflated word for this masterpiece. I hope you'll be soon able to post the other part.

cieldequimper said...

So it's historical too. How marvellous a place to sit and relax or ponder...

Virginia said...

JM
I think you live in one of the most beautiful cities! This is just exquisite.
V

Spiderdama said...

Great construction and lovely place!:-)

Anya said...

Wow!!
Its AMAZING thanks for sharing :))))

Small City Scenes said...

1775--wow!! Beautiful tiles and Portugal blue too.
that blogger is giving me trouble too. Grrr!! It is so maddening. MB

Dean Grey said...

The blue murals look amazing!

-Dean

Dina said...

Wonderful tile artwork, full of history.

Re your title--every time I passed a fountain in Europe, I wished a horse would come by and drink from it, just once. But no ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

What am amazing number of tiles here.

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The wall looks wonderful. It's an excellent historic mark.

Pagan Sphinx said...

What an incredible spot that is! I always look forward to my time in Lisbon!