Saturday, April 30, 2011

The World on the Ceiling


Vasco da Gama Aquarium (1898), Algés

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Que lindo!
O mapa mundi no teto, que fantastica idéia!
Maravilhosa foto e detalhes!
Léia

Celia na Italia said...

Linda composição!

brattcat said...

How exquisite. I love looking up and traveling the world inside that blue circle.

Ann said...

used to study about him when I was in junior high school.

The Portuguese went to malacca

Leif Hagen said...

What a magnificent ceiling - it's a work of art!

Sailor said...

Very beautiful. I cant imagine the trouble the artist had to paint it there.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That is beautiful.

Babzy said...

i'd like the same painting on my ceiling !

Stickup Artist said...

Wow, that is an amazing ceiling. Like it should have another name besides "ceiling" to do it justice. Great perspective and composition!

Sharon said...

Ahh...that is a lovely ceiling!

cieldequimper said...

We're both looking upwards today! This is marvellous!

Jarart said...

That is a real beauty and all you have to do is look up!

Gunn said...

Beautiful details and colors.

jennyfreckles said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Que belissimo pormenor

Amin said...

Wow...wonderful!!!

Cildemer said...

Simplesmente magnifico!

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Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

This is Belgium said...

Very impressive.. the fact that it has not been shown much before, at least as far as I know, makes it even more attractive

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Zounds! That is just superb. All the intricate detail is so special and the world "map" looks like a gem set in a larger piece of jewelry!

T. Becque said...

I love that blue...and maps...gives me ideas :)

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Magnificent! Quite fitting for the Portuguese explorer who who was one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery. I have to discover this place for myself!

Randy said...

I love all of the details.

ladyfi said...

Ornate and utterly delightful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like that blue .. something rich abour blue and gold.

Francisca said...

Quite a stunning tribute to this world explorer. I like maps and wonder whether this one is as we know the globe to be today or some earlier version.

Irina said...

Amazing.

VP said...

Vasco da Gama doesn't deserve any less, even in an Aquarium!

Dina said...

Such a good idea, to have it above you.
Once in Maine I was at the Carpenter's Boatshop, where a dozen people live and work in community.
In their dining room were many maps on the walls and even on the ceiling. If someone was talking about his place or where he traveled, he would point it out with a laser pointer.

Marie-Noyale said...

You have such a rich and beautiful heritage..
and the Eye to enhance it!!

Small City Scenes said...

Very super cool!!! MB