Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moorish Style


Fountain at Sintra

34 comments:

Gine said...

Est-ce la couleur ? Cela semble bien frais ... Classique, mais si beau !

brattcat said...

both of these are gems, jm.

Leif Hagen said...

Moorish style - I like it, I like it! Beautiful tile work!

Woody said...

Wow, very elaborate. I think I could spend hours here and not duplicate any photos.

Cildemer said...

Estilo maravilhoso! Adoro;o)
E as fotos estão lindíssimas!

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Obrigada pela partilha e feliz dia****

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Moorish architecture is a delight, and a target rich environment for photographers. Julie and I love Andalusia for the same reason. And, of course, Morocco continues the architectural tradition today.

AB said...

The symmetry is nicely captured

Kaori said...

The tiles are gorgeous...and I really like the entrance :-D

Sylvia K said...

Another awesome place and like, Woody, I think I, too, could spend hours there. Wonderful architecture and your captures are superb as always, JM! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

joo said...

This fountain is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

What a lovely place to sit and be refreshed by the shade and the sound of running water.

Carolina Tavares said...

Incrível a inflência do estilo islâmico na arquitura ibérica (Portugal e Espanha). Interessante!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely lacy patterns -- you live in a beautiful area -- we are a bit lacking in cultural attractions here in Fort Myers!

Congratulations on post #1000!!!

Dina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Moorish AND blue!
More, more!

Sharon said...

Someone above mentioned the word "lacey" and that image certainly does come to mind when looking at this. Such beautiful tile work and such a gorgeous style. I love it.

cieldequimper said...

Just so magnificent. I can't get enough of Moorish architecture and design since I went to Andalucia...

Jacob said...

I find this quite attractive, but wonder what it was used for or how it was used...I mean, was it a place where people came and socialized (the benches)...was it where people came to obtain water or just get a drink? Is the water still potable.

Sorry, I'm full of questions. An intriguing spot!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

How did I miss this magnificent work of art! This is yet another serendipitous find in Sintra for me, a piece of Alhambra in Portugal! Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

Amin said...

Very beautiful...

Irina said...

We need to torture Moscow architects by watching these buildings and their decors. Maybe after 10 hours non-stop looking at this beauty they will learn what architecture means.

VP said...

Wonderful! I remember this, but it wasn't in good shape then, I mean in the 90s.
I'll take the benches for aBoB!

Jack said...

This is marvelous, JM. It rewards a very careful and thoughtful look.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Um abraço

Birdman said...

... and not boorish at all.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I feel like I have been transported to to a dream world... this is fantastic. Sintra continues to call me with its amazing architecture, history and details...

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

I really like the pattern in the tile.

T. Becque said...

There's some great influences in your architecture - the detail is gorgeous.

Hilda said...

Beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Realmente deslumbrante!
Tudo é muito bonito!
Léia

Joan Elizabeth said...

The shapes and tile patterns are just wonderful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - I do love the mosaic. So magical!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonderful!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Esse local é magnifico

Kate said...

Absolutely lovely tile work, which seems to be so common here. the arches are also wonderful to view. Great architecture.