Sunday, November 14, 2010

Once There Was Water


Old fountain (1755) at a square in Lisbon

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Is it just shut off for the winter or does it not work any longer. It is a beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous old fountain and a terrific capture with those wonderful blue skies! Have a lovely evening and a great week ahead, JM!

Sylvia

Dina said...

There is always something sad about a dry fountain.

Leif Hagen said...

Not even a drop?! Very beautiful fountain! We just don't have fountains like that over here in my area! Zut alors!

JM said...

@Sharon: I would like to tell you it's dry because of some water saving project or something of the kind, but as many others, it simply is not working. I can only think of one reason and that is: no money, no maintenance! Whatever, it's a shame as it's also a shame the current chaotic economic situation of this country!!! But I don't even want to start talking about politicians...

VP said...

Not much different here, but this is really a beautiful fountain!

crocrodyl said...

But still it is beautiful! Lovely composition!

Irina said...

Beautiful sculptures. And the blue-blue sky.

Leovi said...

Although it lacks the water has a good shot this beautiful source. Greetings.

magiceye said...

wonderful perspective making use of the bright blue sky as the perfect background

Randy said...

That is amazing and the color of the sky is wonderfully rich.

T. Becque said...

Ah the history and the architecture...sigh. And of course your photo :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Very grand and nicely composed photo.

B SQUARED said...

Looks great with or without water.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu adoro o contraste de cores nessa foto, o destaque maravilhoso para o "azul"do céu, que dia lindo e perfeito!
A fonte tem um aspécto romantico!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

So sad but at least it is still beautiful and not outwardly broken. MB

Francisca said...

Same deal here, Jose... (re your reply to Sharon) Sad.