Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lord Byron Corner


A small café at one of the narrow old streets of Sintra.
Lord Byron loved Sintra and described it as 'a glorious Eden' in his lengthy narrative poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
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25 comments:

Sharon said...

It looks like a place I'd stop for lunch if I were there.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I bet it make the best sandwiches and the coffee is to die for.

Celia na Italia said...

Encantador o "Cantinho do Lord Byron"

Gine said...

Jolie enseigne ... dans la tradition ! Pourtant le damier à droite laisse penser à une clientèle branchée !

Sylvia K said...

I would love to visit Sintra! Great shot for the day! Lord Byron did have great taste! Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
those beautiful work

Photo Cache said...

a beautiful signage. a little old world feel to it, so pretty.

joo said...

I would love Sintra as well!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like it is a tiled sign. It is beautiful

Inger-M said...

That's a beautiful sign. Love the porcelain tiles and the wrought iron frame, nice capture!

Jarart said...

Oh yes, lets go!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Oh, Lord! Not Byron again! But Sintra does appear to be a very special place!

I have a question: Where do you find the widget for your "My other blogs" gadget in your sidebar? I can't find anything like it and would love to use it on our new site.

I was watching HGTV the other night and the segment was about a woman from the US buying an apartment in Lisbon. Very interesting! I think she was a teacher.

Dinah said...

the guy in the sign looks like our national hero, Jose Rizal.

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Small City Scenes said...

Great signage. MB

Marvin said...

Nice sign find.

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing this. I guess I would have taken a look, a drink or lunch inside.
Beautiful sign!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great variety in your signs.

Cezar and Léia said...

Gosto imenso desse lugar!
A foto está magnifica!
Léia

Luna Miranda said...

very interesting. i'd love to come inside and try the food.:p

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Lesley said...

to sit where the dashing young poet might once have sat and imbibed... a dream

Francisca said...

If my eyes do not deceive me, that sign is a series of ceramic tiles, painted to look like one image. Well done! And they look great embedded in the wrought iron. The blue contrasts wonderfully with the red building.

VP said...

He had been almost everywhere, here included. Love the sign!

RedPat said...

Lovely sign! Like all the colours in this pic.

Randy said...

I love that sign! It really looks great in that wrought iron frame.

T. Becque said...

From what you've shown I can see why he loved it :)