Tuesday, June 15, 2010

São João das Maias Fortress


Sea Promenade at Santo Amaro, Oeiras
This small fortress was built in 1644 and has recently been restored.
The bottom shot (restoration works) shows the state of decay the Ministry of Defence has let the building get to.

28 comments:

Paty said...

muito interessante a cor do forte. o laranja faz um ótimo contraste com o azul do céu e mar, já que são cores opostas.

brattcat said...

What a lot of work has gone into this restoration and what excellent results were achieved.

Babzy said...

très bien restauré, cette couleur contre le bleu du ciel ça vous donne de l'énergie , surtout qu'ici c'est tout gris ...

Olivier said...

cette couleur est magnifique, belle demeure

Tanya said...

wow, amazing work they have done and beautiful pictures JM!

Small City Scenes said...

The restoration is beautiful. A lovely building and so beautiful and it looks like it was restored just in time. MB

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if they know whether the color of the restoration is the color of the original fort in the old days. Perhaps there are historical records or paintings that they used to pick such a color.

Sharon said...

Wow, I love this place. Beautiful color and lines! I would never have guessed its age.

António said...

Está muito bonito o forte!

António said...

Olá
Sou eu novamente!
De facto resultou muito bem a restauração deste monumento!
Mas o que fez voltar foi a qualidade da fotografia!... O jogo de sombras bem definidas aproveitando a geometria do forte e o contraste de cores tornam para mim a primeira fotografia numa composição muito bem conseguida!
Um abraço!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful and reminds me of Spanish architecture in America.

Wayne said...

What a great colour!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !!I am really amazed to see your travel photos !!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow, what a color for a military place! Has a nice south saharian feel!

Kate said...

What a fantastic restoration! The building reminds me of the adobe architecture of the Southwest, particularly Santa Fe!

joo said...

Impressive building. Great that it's restored!

Jacob said...

That is some fortress. So nice that it was restored to its original grandeur! Fantastic photo, too...the colors just about knock you over!

Photo Cache said...

Isn't that just lovely? I love the warmth of the color of this house.

T. Becque said...

I don't know if I've seen a more pretty fortress than that! Do you know if that's the original color?

Hilda said...

Gosh, that's pretty far gone. Makes the lovely restoration even more fantastic.

VP said...

A bold choice of color, excellent with the bluea sky and the sea. Seen the state of decay, they did a great work.

Joanne said...

Que bonito que esta... realmente é preciso cair para começarem a fazer alguma coisa!

AB said...

A gleaming new paint job, I see

Crazy Tourists said...

Very nice location!! And the color of the building is great!

Dina said...

Glad they left some of the stones visible.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ficou novinho, maravilhoso trabalho de restauraçao!Amei a cor vibrante e fez um lindo contraste com o delicioso azul do céu!
Léia

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Lugar muito bonito. Fotos espetaculares. Parabéns! Em breve, estarei visitando Portugal e me enche os olhos ver tanta beleza através das fotos. Ao vivo, acredito que a emoção será muito maior.
Estou seguindo seu blog.

Um abraço
Roberto
http://clicksderoberto.blogspot.com

Deepak Acharya said...

It is truly wonderful ! lovely colour !