Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Triton Window


Pena Palace at the Sintra Mountain Range

 

32 comments:

brattcat said...

Now I know where the gremlin that was inhabiting my computer and my poor intestinal tract has gone.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh, this entrance is very impressive!
Léia

Olivier said...

c'est impressionnant, superbe cette sculpture, digne d'un jeux de role

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember this spot well. Except that the day we were there, in the winter, there was fog to make the image even more creepy.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Your shots are fantastic!

Have a great day!

Paintings and Wanderings said...

It looks like this fellow is holding up the whole wine industry single-handed.

Halcyon said...

Very impressive! I'm sure he keeps the place well-guarded. :)

Sharon said...

That is a bit of a scary face! I love the way you've shown us the detail and then shown us the full context.

joo said...

It's a fantastic set! What an amazing window, wow!

Marie-Noyale said...

A soft touch with the 2 cacti!!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

The gargoyle is doomed to support the elaborate tree balcony forever, like Atlas. It really shows how annoyed it is! Magnificent palace!

Lois said...

Now that guy is scary!

ladyfi said...

Amazing shots. The close-up of Triton is terrifying!

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for zooming out!

Gunn said...

Unique art and architecture!
Great images, and my favorite is the one with the archway.

Babzy said...

an amazing sculpture !!!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Terrific photos of a fascinating place. It always amazes me how the human mind can come up with such weird imaginings!

I really don't understand why the thumbnails are still a problem...it could be others are having trouble, too, and just not saying anything. They look good from my view... :-)

Gine said...

On dirait un ouvrage fantastique ! Très belle sculpture !

Sylvia K said...

Incredible looking place, but I would hate to meet that guy on a dark street after midnight! Terrific captures as always, JM! Hope you've had a great day!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

Darkly beautiful and amazing!

Joan Elizabeth said...

My goodness ... how ornate.

T. Becque said...

What a place! That relief under window would do a nice job of scaring away evil (if that's what it was intended for).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a little bit scary, but beautifully carved! Are there large cities in the "environs" around your small town? That elaborate building doesn't look like part of a small town. (I need to visit Google and do a little research -- my geography skills are very poor -- blogging is helping me to learn).

Randy said...

That is just so amazing and scary at the same time.

Mo said...

Scary dude

Dina said...

Never have I seen such a gate and window! wow
The triton is pretty scary.

jennyfreckles said...

That's very impressive - what a feat of carving. I agree it's good to see the close-up and the whole thing.

Francisca said...

A gruesome figure. Thanks for the three perspectives.

Jack said...

I didn't visit yesterday, so I initially missed these. Showing it in a close-up, medium and distant view is excellent. Each version is sufficient in itself.

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing!!! MB

Springman said...

Flat out amazing JM!

LOLfromPasa said...

Ten out of Ten, JM!