Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Lion


Detail of a fountain at the Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace, Cascais

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I'll be away for a couple of days. See you next week.

25 comments:

Gine said...

Rugissement d'intimidation ?

Babzy said...

the blue tiles make a perfect background to the lion :)

Dina said...

A majestic lion in good company.

Tanya said...

that tile work is beautiful and the old lion looks great standing in front of it....how old is he anyway?

Amin said...

Beautiful photo!

Olivier said...

il est magnifique, surtout avec la mosaïque derrière lui

Sharon said...

He looks a bit intimidating!

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu adoro esculturas e esse leaozinho é muito lindo, mas o sucesso é o azul dos azulejos, maravilha de trabalho!
Léia

ladyfi said...

Fabulous lion - and those tiles behind him are really great too!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What art treasures the world is yet to discover in Portugal! Thanks for showing them to us. They are just wonderful to behold! Fascinating photos!

Kate said...

Two very different mediums next to one another. Have a good time, wherever you are!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, impressive sculpture! Terrific capture as always, JM! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

Enjoy your time off. The lion is fierce!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I'd like to think of myself as an old lion, but I'd be lying 'cause all that comes out of me is an old, weak roar!

That's quite a sculpture but it's a bit too stylized to look fearsome...

Hope you have a wonderful time away...

Birdman said...

WOW! and that background in blue tiny. Quite cool.

Janet Moore said...

I love this blog. Except it makes me want to pack up and move to Portugal...Thank you JM

Sérgio Pontes said...

O enquadramento ficou magnifico =)

Sailor said...

He looks like he is hungry!

VP said...

Excellent image, I almost like more the background than the statue...

Randy said...

Wow that is just so beautiful!

T. Becque said...

Enjoy yourself, hope you're going somewhere fun!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This lion has a pretty fancy den.

joo said...

Lion is gorgeous, and as always I admire the tiles!
Have a great time whenever you go:)

Cildemer said...

Linda foto! O leão não parece assim tão feroz e os azulejos são magnificos!


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Boa e feliz semana****

Armand Cordero said...

it's Aslan !