Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Castle Hill


The Lisbon Castle, also know as São Jorge Castle, was conquered to the Moorish by the first portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1147.
Although the downtown was totally destroyed by the earthquake in 1755, the castle survived without much damage.

19 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I see a gate to this castle nearly every day. We bought a painting of one of the castle gates from an artist at the castle during a visit in December 2001. The painting hangs in our dining room.

Olivier said...

waouhh quelle vue magnifique

Leif Hagen said...

A mighty fine castle! I just wish I were the Prince living there!

Sharon said...

Now that's a castle. What a wonderful site on the top of that hill.

James said...

Amazing! Scenes like this is one of the reasons I like going to Europe.

Small City Scenes said...

Isn't that the strange things about earthquakes--how they destroy some things and not others--pick and choose I suppose.
The castle is marvelous as is the picturesque town below. MB

cieldequimper said...

That's right. They built stone to last in those days! ;-) Love the general view.

Per Stromsjo said...

An interesting image, every part of it. In particular it conveys a sense of depth and distance. Well done.

Jarart said...

A perfect spot for a castle too.

VP said...

A great view of a beautiful castle, not much is changed here and this is a good thing.

brattcat said...

Such a fine composition, filled with visual information.

joo said...

Impressive castle and beautiful view!

Jacob said...

I love this shot! What a great city and the castle is perfectly positioned!

Kate said...

Great view of the castle and the surrounding structures. Bet there's a great view from the castle, too!

T. Becque said...

This is a wonderful shot! 1147 is beyond impressive.

Serline said...

The view must be great where you stand, otherwise I don't understand why these buildings are packed so densely, layer upon layer too...

As they say in Bangkok, sabai, sabai. There is a real concern that the government and many Bangkokkians intend to forgive and forget. I shudder to think what will come next, when the farmers are done with their planting/harvesting, and the reds mount another attack...

Cezar and Léia said...

Linda foto, o castelo é maravilhoso!Uma pena sobre o terremoto.
Hey, que comentário mais louco foi aquele da casa em Durbuy? LOL okay, estou a brincar! Lógicamente eu entendi!
Abraços!
Léia

Anzu said...

I want to be a bird flying the sky
above The Castle Hill.

Dina said...

This really looks like a castle! So glad it survived.