Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Gardens of the Cascade, Royal Country Estate at Caxias
All statues have been removed for restoration and are now little by little coming back to their original places, but there's something weird with these as they don't seem to fit on the fountain/pond pedestals...
The cascade in the background of the top pic is not working (yet?) and the garden library (bottom pic) still needs urgent work.

22 comments:

Olivier said...

petit à petit tout va revenir en place..belles fontaines (c'est vrai qu'elles semblent un peu branlante )

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful spot. I hope the restoration continues.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That's a bit weird, indeed, but what a beautiful place!

Lois said...

They look so nice!

Babzy said...

you're true, i hope they will continue the restauration of the whole fountain ;)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

These are some really beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots !!Great post !!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful and I am glad restoration is being done. Also weird as you say. I wonder if the fountains are put back in the wrong place? MB

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure they are just settling back in! ;-)

VP said...

A pity for the water, it happens every day here. I hope restoration works are on their way for the garden library.

gogouci said...

Odd that they've seemed to 'gained weight' during their absence. Beautiful pieces nonetheless.

manuel nieto said...

una belleza, saludos

joo said...

It's great they are back and that the restoration is being in progress.

brattcat said...

These are really beautiful images, JM, particularly the first one. You've caught something wonderful even if you're not entirely satisfied with the way the restorations are going.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The fountains are nice but it was the odd encrusted building in the top photo that really caught my eye.

T. Becque said...

What's up with the crumbling looking building in the first photo? It's very interesting. Is that an architectural design or is it indeed crumbling? I like how your photos have tiny stories or snippets of information in them.

Hilda said...

With all the statuary and fountains there, it must be a Herculean task to clean and repair everything. And put everything back in their place! I sure hope the workers didn't make a mistake!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Must take some work I imagine..then to tweak it? At least it's work in progress. Wow..the stone work on the building behind looks cool! It makes the windows pop out. Is that a Pelican on top? Very nice-

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom, as outras ficaram ótimas,esse palacio é maravilhoso,muiiiito obrigada pelas lindas fotos!
Ahh sobre a palavra "giro", nós aprendemos isso com a filhota que está estudando na escola europeana,setor dos portugueses, ela é a única brasileira da turma, e foi muito bem acolhida com carinho pelos alunos e todos os professores portugueses .
Eu estou aprendendo muito também da literatura,que nao tive qdo estudei no Brasil, um tipo de update.Por exemplo eu estou agora super interessada na obra de Camilo Castelo Branco, e na narrativa de Amor de Perdiçao.GIRO ! :)

Deepak Acharya said...

Now I realise, you are living in a beautiful place.

Jacob said...

You have a very nice house! Must cost a fortune to keep it up, though.

Dina said...

How it all gets straightened out. Shwaya shwaya.

Dean Grey said...

What an amazing place, JM!

What is the furthest back building in the first pic made out of though?

Almost looks like granite that's been plastered together or carved from one HUGE piece of stone!

-Dean