Monday, March 7, 2011

Neo-Manueline Style


Sintra City Hall (1906)

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Ah JM, lindissimo City Hall, um castelo!
A fonte também é maravilhosa e que dia perfeito com céu azul!
Obrigada pelo detalhe da primeira foto, SUPER!
Léia

*** e como está o Carnaval de Oeiras?

brattcat said...

Like an elegant confection.

Olivier said...

il est tres beau ce batiment

Celia na Italia said...

Que prédio fabuloso num lindo dia de sol!

Sharon said...

It looks like something out of a fairy tale! Gorgeous.

Irina said...

Magic!

Lois said...

So grand, especially that tower!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my how ornate. Love the windows----it is fairytale wonderful. MB

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, I have learned two things through your post today... I need to take a course in architecture and I need to visit Sintra! Your coverage of Sintra is superbe featuring so many different aspects of this place.

Bises,
G

Sylvia K said...

Such a grand and beautiful building and your photos are superb as always! I would definitely love to visit Sintra!! Hope your week is off to a great start, JM!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

This is a new style for me. It is very ornate! And I agree, it is fairytale wonderful.

Photo Cache said...

Elegance to the max! What a feast to the eyes.

joo said...

It's fairy tale -like! Ans what a beautiful sky!

VP said...

I like the style and the place.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I don't know Neo-Manueline from Emanuelle (remember her?) but I do like this ornate construction...Very intricate and beautiful. That city hall just blows the mind. Most city halls in the US are functional boxes which mirror the minds of the bureaucrats who work in them!

Re the album page: That is on Images - L & L Photography...just below the title of the blog, there are boxes which contain names of the pages of the blog...there are three albums now on the album page.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the HITS album...we had a great day. The horses and riders put on wonderful shows in the different arenas...

Gine said...

Magnifique chateau, des contes de fées méridionaux !

Kate said...

This city hall would put ours to shame. Such a beautiful and ornate building!!

Makavetis said...

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Jack said...

These are absolutely marvelous. Beautiful architecture, and very different from what we see many other places.

Genie said...

JM...What a magnificent piece of architecture. It is amazing. This country is simply not old enough to have awesome buildings like this....so old yet so strong and beautiful. Your captures are awesome. I just visited your other blogs...all of your work is so appealing to me. I am just going to have to allow a set amount of time each day to pay you a visit. You are so talented. By the way, I promise you Bud and I will go back to the old tram bridge come spring. It will be interesting how those brambles and vines change. I will still NOT be walking out on the think...will leave that up to the better half. Thanks for the visit and the comment. Genie

Leif Hagen said...

Doesn't seem to be any decay on that beauty! Hurrah! Fantastic architectural details!

T. Becque said...

I must confess that I've not heard of this style before but it's quite lovely and grand.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Even the city hall is a romantic place! Love this style of architecture that is uniquely Portuguese! The columns remind me of the cloister court yards, truly magnificent!

Randy said...

Like Kate's it would put ours to shame too. That is beautiful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

That looks too old fashioned to be neo anything.

Halcyon said...

Wow! Our city hall certainly looks nothing like this.

Gunn said...

) am pleased I recommended your blog to someone who went to Lisbon last weekend, and should hire a car for a week and drive around.... I seriously hope they have gone for some of the places you are showing here on your blog.
Magnificent building!

Crazy Tourists said...

Phantastic building!!

Margaret said...

I took a photo of this building last time I was in Sintra, but I didn't know what it was. I love Sintra.

Dina said...

Fantasy-fantastic!