Thursday, February 10, 2011

Facing The Atlantic


Partial view of the Pena Palace west wing at the Sintra Mountain Range.
The building was commissioned by King Fernando II in 1840 to house the royal family in summer.

33 comments:

Olivier said...

waouhh ce bâtiment (et en plus avec cette lumiere) est magnifique

Dina said...

I'm speechless!

Kate said...

A page out of time; a photo of a lost era. What is it used for now?

Celia na Italia said...

Magnífico!

Steffe said...

Not bad for a summer stay, what's the rent?

JM said...

@Kate: It's a museum, the palace is totally furnished, just like it used to be in those days.

Leif Hagen said...

A fantastic castle on the hill photo! I wouldn't mind living there in the summer with my family either!
Prince Leif-Martin

Sharon said...

Wow, gorgeous. I'd love to tour this palace and of course, take a lot of photos.

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing. It is breathtaking and 100% on the WOW factor.
Great light too. MB

Saretta said...

You just never cease to amaze me with all of your beautiful photos!!!

Lois said...

What a view! I love that tower.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Such a lovely view...the rust color of the building contrasts so vividly with the clear blue background!

Sally in WA said...

Great lighting on this! I love all of the shadows from the railings.

Gine said...

Très belles couleurs d'été !

Joanne said...

Ficou linda! Que dia bom:)

Jarart said...

It is magnificent!

joo said...

Looks like a fairy tale castle:)

Sylvia K said...

A fairy tale castle indeed!! What a gorgeous place and what a superb view! Stunning capture, JB! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

Oh my, how wonderful. My first thought was fairy-tale castle too. And look at that view!

VP said...

Thanks, I sadly missed to visit it and can see what I missed!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Another wonderful shot .. the glow of the light ... the faiytale building and the city spread below its feet. Lovely.

Jack said...

Wow. Let me repeat: Wow.

Randy said...

Great little cottage, ha ha. What a beautiful palace. I want to see the inside.

T. Becque said...

That's a gorgeous shot JM. Incredible looking place too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is a fabulous photo and the colors are pure perfection! The view takes your breath away.

Bises,
G

Babzy said...

wow, beautiful !

indicaspecies said...

Brilliant shot. For some reason, this reminds me of some of the forts of India.

Gunn said...

WOW!
Just MAGIC !
King Fernando must have been a very lucky man!

tapirgal said...

Finished after Hohenschwangau and before Neuschwanstein. What a cool decade for revivalist castles. I wonder if they visited each other.

Halcyon said...

This view is certainly nicer. Especially with the sun.

jeannette said...

What an eclectic wild style -wonder how king Fernando II was known at by his people?

AB said...

It looks Turkish!

helsinkippusa said...

I wish there would be more brave builders like him. Some of them would build tasteless buildings but definitely not boring ones!