Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Theme Day: Statues

Palmela Palace (18th century), Lisbon
The building currently houses the Attorney General's Office
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26 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I thought your photo yesterday was on theme. There is clearly no shortage of statutes in your city. I was thinking about statues in mine for weeks and there are not a lot.

brattcat said...

Hmmm, I wonder what that fellow on the left is pondering so intently.

Birdman said...

An interesting angled shot here. I wonder too, Kitty!

CafebyJW said...

Are they working as guard for this place, like our Giant do?

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Theme Day ~ Statue

Kate said...

Yes, it seems as though European countries have a plethora of great statues from which to choose. The angle of the photo enables us to see both at one. Good job!

B SQUARED said...

They sure don't make buildings like this any more.

Hilda said...

Beautiful statues and details! Is that a ram's head the guy on the left is wearing?

Babzy said...

Beautiful entrance!

Small City Scenes said...

They are the gaurdians I suppose.

I forgot all about theme day. It is the first of May. MB

Jacob said...

I wonder if anyone has pondered what that one statue is pondering and walked right smack dab into a closed door! Seeing as how this is the Attorney General's office, such a think could cause a legal re-tort. Heh, heh.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Marie-Noyale said...

Impressive entry!!

cieldequimper said...

Well... The building is gorgeous and your angle just enhances it.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great angle and image. such a timeless photo that we all wish we had locally, but as you know we have nothing like that image in Arizona. our country is only 200 years old. I love these types of statue. I hope all is well. i have been too busy lately and am missing my tour of everyone's photo blogs so am taking time today to stop the rest of the world and enjoy everyone's amazing talent.

T. Becque said...

What a great entrance into a building, and such concentration on the guy on the left!

Jarart said...

No problem finding a lovely stature for you, eh?
Excellent.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful building and stunning sculptures. You've captured it so well - love the angle.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

An entrance like this communicates that there is something grand going on inside.

Dean Grey said...

Wonderful JM!

Are these two statues from mythology?

The figure on the left is wearing a lion's head much like Hercules did.

Hmmm....

Very, very cool!

If I ever become rich THAT will be what my entrance looks like!!

-Dean

Cezar and Léia said...

All about this picture is remarkable! The statues, the coat of arms, the doors, the building itself...
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

Great and imposing, but I was distracted by the beautiful woodwork of the front door!

Gunn said...

You are surrounded by so much ART, so I knew that you would post something special. It is beautiful.

joo said...

They are so beautiful!

Leif Hagen said...

Those are some great, big, lifelike statues! Bravo!

Lois said...

I like the angle of this shot JM. The one on the left certainly does have a stern expression!

Mo said...

Ah a thinking statue. Wonderful building

Tinsie said...

Great statues - very expressive! I love them!