Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vestige of a Monarchy


Portuguese crown and shield at the Cascais Bay
As to the buildings in the background, formerly private houses, are now small hotels although the black roofed one is for navy officers only.

18 comments:

brattcat said...

Looks like a moody day. This image has a feeling of expectation. As if anything might happen next.

Laurent said...

I guess the view must be great.

Small City Scenes said...

Great, huge houses. I wonder what the insides looked like as private homes. Nifty. MB

Marie-Noyale said...

Too bad I don't know any navy officers
The view from their terrace must be gorgeous!!

Olivier said...

cela fait de beaux hotels.

cieldequimper said...

Marie-Noyale stole my line.

VP said...

Wonderful houses. I like the idea of a Navy officers only hotel, and I am not a Navy officer...

Per Stromsjo said...

A black roof with style. I wouldn't mind having a movie begin right here.

Jacob said...

Okay, what's the cost per night at the one not for only naval officers? Never mind, I couldn't afford it anyway!

It's too beautiful, too perfect, and I'd probably die looking at the view.

Scrumptious!

Anya said...

Wonderful buildings
and a unique hotel
looks so friendly :)

joo said...

Must be great to stay in the such a hotel!

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindo lugar!Eu gostaria de visitar, com certeza!
ahh nós voltaremos, mas eu quero levar minha filhota da proxima viagem para Portugal e conhecer Oeiras também!
ahhh deixa eu sonhar aqui!Coisa boa!
forte abraço
Léia

T. Becque said...

Those were some fancy houses at one time!

J Bar said...

I'm sure they would both be great places to stay.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not quite as grand as I expected when I saw Monarchy in the title.

Crazy Tourists said...

They look great!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !Very eye catching !!

JM said...

Joan Elizabeth, the 'pole' with the crown is all that has to do with monarchy, the buildings were just family private houses. Sorry if I didn't make it clear...