Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oriental Inspiration



Monserrate Palace (1858) at the Sintra Mountain Range
(The building is symmetrical but the west wing is not shown here as it is hidden by some huge trees)

24 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est un batiment magnifique, j'adore

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful structure !

S. Etole said...

beautiful ...

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What a place! I have to visit Sintra again! You take the most convincing photos indeed! Thanks for sharing these treasure houses to the world! They are a must to visit!

Lois said...

Magnificent!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Really quite beautiful.

joo said...

I love this building, but today even more appreciate blue sky:)

Jarart said...

I am speechless at this beauty!

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic Palace, JM! I love it!! Like Joo, the blue skies are what I'm longing far! These at least assure me there are some -- somewhere!! Superb capture as always!!

Sylvia

Dina said...

Woa, this is something very exotic.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A beautiful, romantic structure and I have read that the gardens are lovely with plants native to other countries and some waterfalls... Very nice photos, JM

Bises,
Genie

Rob and Mandy said...

1001 nights... Dreamy

Margaret said...

I am hoping this type of artistic talent is being passed down to modern-day artists.

VP said...

A wonderful building, I love this kind of almost-fake architecture!

Leif Hagen said...

What a magnificent place/palace! I'd feel like a king living there!

James said...

The colors,the sky,the light, everything is so beautiful!

Randy said...

Wow I have never seen anything like this. So beautiful.

T. Becque said...

Quite the spot! The architecture looks like an interesting mix of influences.
Yeah, I don't know what's up with the gate in my photo :)

Jack said...

This is wonderful, JM, in part because it is so unusual to me. Great!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my that is a beautiful building.
No wonder Sintra is a 'romantic' city. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is awesome, the architecture is also very special!
And I'm enchanted by the blue sky!
Léia

Kate said...

Another grand building! You are surrounded by so much beautiful architecture.

Francisca said...

I think I need to come visit Sintra.