Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Over The Top


Most ornate coach (1716) at the National Coach Museum, Lisbon

34 comments:

Olivier said...

un carrosse de reve, il est magnifique

Leif Hagen said...

Over the top indeed - super duper fancy! Must have been the top-of-the-line "Rolls Royce" of the time!

Cezar and Léia said...

Tantos detalhes, belissima carruagem!
Léia

Jarart said...

It must have been a sight to see, with the regal horses pulling it down the street. Amazing.

Mama Zen said...

Whoa! That is gorgeous!

Sharon said...

I think it needs one or two more nymphs, don't you? :-)

Halcyon said...

The horses must be really strong! I imagine that coach is heavy!!

JM said...

@Sharon: LOL!

ladyfi said...

That really is overly ornate! The carriage must weigh a ton.

Irina said...

It looks very disturbing, providing revolutionary ideas of revolution...
My flat is more modest then there coach))

Sylvia K said...

That is a LOT of nymphs!! And what a grandiose carriage it is! Can just imagine the jaw-dropping looks if someone suddenly drove that out onto the streets today! Marvelous post as always! Have a great evening, JM!

Sylvia

joo said...

It is impressive!

Rob and Mandy said...

Guess that even with this, you could get a parking ticket.

Amin said...

Well done!!!

Gine said...

Ca vaut toutes les Rolls du monde ! une balade dans cette calèche me conviendrait parfaitement ... j'espère que le fils du roi est compris dans le prix !

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I'm sorry but I when I first saw this I laughed out loud. Probably the wrong response. Couldn't help it. This is so far over the top it creates a new meaning for "top"!

Gad, what gaudy gold garish ostentation!

What kind of ego must one have to ride about in such a thing? I mean, really. Even the king of the world would not deserve that!

;-))

Okay, I'm done now.

Well, not quite. Your photos of it are superb, as to be expected!

VP said...

A bit too plain in the middle section, but they can fix it with a few kilos of gold...
It is really an awesome coach! I wonder if they ever used it... Maybe for a coronation ceremony?

Joanne said...

surreal!

jennyfreckles said...

Puts our lovely royal coaches in the shade!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wow, very interesting sculpture !

Sérgio Pontes said...

É um museu magnifico

Abraço

Sailor said...

Beautiful picture!

Glad to see that the trouble with blogger is over.
Cruise Pictures

Jack said...

These are just amazing. I remember your shots of this museum from a couple of weeks ago and was blown away.l Tonight these coaches re-blow me away.

Bob Crowe said...

OMG. Wretched excess. The only thing I can think of that compares to this is the Royal Barge Museum up-river from Bangkok. Just as overblown.

Steffe said...

Just a bit.

Kate said...

I wonder what it must feel like to ride around in one of these coaches?

Lois said...

It is a spectacular looking coach, but very ostentatious!

Small City Scenes said...

I cannot imagine that this was ever really used out on the road. It is beautiful in it's own gaudy way. MB

T. Becque said...

Pretty, and neat to see...but yeah, over the top :)

Kristen's Paintings said...

Someone went a little wild. Maybe the artist and the person who commissioned it get a good laugh when it was all finished!

cieldequimper said...

Like it or not, that's style. And what craftsmanshipt. There is a carriage museum in Versailles but I haven't been yet, you have to pay the palace entrance to go visit it :-(

jeannette said...

Wow, Barogue at its highpoint! Although I love barogue music, in sculpture I prefer other art periods more.

Francisca said...

Additional passengers every time! Amazing sculpting, but, joining the chorus, you said it, over the top.

Cobalt Violet said...

Holy cow! These are incredible!!!