Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cascais Town Hall


26 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime bien la premiere photo de nuit

B SQUARED said...

It's beautiful in day or night.

brattcat said...

The song 'Night and Day' is now playing in my head. I particularly like the mood you've captured in the night shot. So warm and inviting.

Francisca said...

What a stunning place, night or day! Even that blue and white ground mosaic (?) is wonderful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu adoro fotos noturnas e a sua está maravilhosa, o edificio é antigo e elegante!
Também amei os azulejos,na segunda foto!
ótimo trabalho com sua camera, parabéns!
abraços
Léia

JM said...

@Francisca: It's the typical portuguese cobblestone (limestone and basalt).

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful building. I love the night shot. It has wonderful appeal. It makes me want to take an evening walk around the building.

Jacob said...

Thanks for both of these. I really like the first shot...it's so warm and serene...looks like rain may have fallen shortly before you took out your camera...

And the second is like light to the day - it all becomes real and close up in stark relief. Still a nice building, though.

Francisca said...

JM, I'm sure tapirgal would love an image of just the cobblestones for her On the Pavement blog... have one? :-)

Halcyon said...

I like the night view. It adds some mystery to what must be a pretty boring office.

Jarart said...

That golden glow in the first picture draws me in. The tiles are awesome.

Hilda said...

What a charming town hall! It looks welcoming even at night. Lovely!

Genie said...

JM -- I can see that I could take lessons from you on night photos. They are fabulous!

To see the same scene in daylight is quite revealing with the waves of blue and white mosaic on the ground and the detailed tiles on the town hall.

Lois said...

Nice contrast JM and I think I see your reflection in that second shot.

magiceye said...

loved the 1st pic!
the 2nd is bright and beautiful!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !!Fantastic !!

VP said...

Two quite different views, I like both even if the first is more creative and mysterious.

T. Becque said...

That's a beautiful building. I like your night shot, it's restful looking.

PS - Yes the train was moving in my photo, it kept blowing my hair all around and I could barely see through the viewfinder (I know, girl problems!) :)

Randy said...

Beautiful night shot but the day photo is just striking.

gogouci said...

Beautiful town hall. Great details in the mosaic and on the walls.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

the lighting adds such ambience

J Bar said...

Interesting art.
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Small City Scenes said...

Very nice. I like the first shot--it looks very medieval to me. I couldn't tell you why though. MB

joo said...

The first photo is outstanding!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a romantic looking place at night. Nice lighting in the photo.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Nice and summery.