Monday, September 13, 2010

Terreiro do Paço


Partial view of Lisbon biggest square built after the great earthquake (1755).
King José I is at the center of the square; the Castle, almost hidden by the pine trees, stands in the background.

22 comments:

Dina said...

That's a BIG square. And the pine trees must be magnificent too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Linda praça num maravilhoso dia de sol.O portal é enorme , com lindas colunas!Alguns turistas sortudos tiram fotos na praça, enfim...perfeita imagem!
Léia

Gine said...

Ah, je ne l'ai pas encore vue rénovée ! Quelle beauté ! J'aime beaucoup ce jaune ... Merci !

Olivier said...

magnifique panoramique

Small City Scenes said...

My word that whole scene is astounding. It is a huge square. Wow they just don't make them like they used to. MB

Sharon said...

What a beautiful square! Your photo gives us such a wonderful view. I'd love to be walking with those people and taking in the view.

Rob and Mandy said...

It is such a wonderful square! My best memory from my first trip to Lisboa in 85, on a Interrail trip through Europe

Halcyon said...

A beautiful square!

Babzy said...

this is a beautiful place !

Francisca said...

Finally I can say, "I've been on that square!" But it's time to come back... :-)

joo said...

To paraphrase Francisca I can say 'I've never been on that sguare and it's time to go there':)

jennyfreckles said...

Such grandeur in the buildings, a lovely and imposing square.

VP said...

I haven't seen much of the world, but this is one of the more spectacular view that I can remember.

Randy said...

What can you say about this photo, it's so beautiful.

T. Becque said...

It's huge! What a great view with the those yellow buildings in the background.

Leif Hagen said...

Magnificent - such a great photo of the plaza!

Hilda said...

Oh my gosh, this plaza is just fantastic! The arch and the statue especially are magnificent! What an entry to the city!

Kaori said...

I love that entrance! Magnificent :D

Jill said...

I've heard of painters going to different places because of the light. I tend to think that the sun shines the same everywhere, but this picture makes me think, perhaps not. The light you captured in this photo is not the same as what I see living here. I love light and air and water!

Joan Elizabeth said...

It looks very grand.

Stickup Artist said...

What a bright and shining example of what humanity may be capable of. That square is so inviting even as it is so imposing. Your depth of field has really caught its essence. Love the lemon tones on the buildings. I feel as if I could take a leisurely walk right into that vast space and go about my day.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Magnificent photo and a beautiful looking place.