Friday, June 3, 2011

Creature Reflections


Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, Lisbon
Below is the creature reflected in the mirror.


I have no information about this work. Maybe it was used in the movie shootings or it was just a piece for sale at the market that took place here (last sunday post).
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For more reflection shots check James' Weekend Reflections

30 comments:

Olivier said...

beau masque, assez SF comme masque

brattcat said...

that top image is the epitome of elegance...

Rachel said...

Love that first photo! The symmetry is mesmerizing and the color and sharpness superb.

San said...

Agreeing totally with brattcat.
Wonderful.

Enjoy your weekend.

Kate said...

Now that's what I'd call a red carpet. Would love to make a grand entrance on that staircase in an elegant gown. I wouldn't even mind having the sculpture behind me!

Sharon said...

It seems a bit out of place in such a classic setting. It is a little scary to look at.

Woody said...

I like the close-up of the 'creature' it's quite bizarre. Amazing museum.

J Bar said...

Brilliant staircase.

Jarart said...

What ever it is, it has an elegant frame up there on the top of the stairway.

Clytie said...

What a very intriguing, uh, sculpture? The first photo is amazing, and as I perused some of your older posts, i found myself mesmerized. You are awesome!

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous reflection and striking... "thing"!

VP said...

A perfect elegance and symmetry of an old staircase and the craziness of something we don't know anything about... Let me like both, in my opinion they are a good match!

Dorian Susan said...

That is an odd piece, but I do love that gorgeous good morning staircase. I just became your 300th follower. Your photos are captivating. Thanks for sharing.

Lois said...

I think I prefer his reflection!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome staircase and WOW! what an incredible capture! And a gorgeous good morning staircase it is! Now, as for the view in your last photo -- great shot of whatever and they do make an interesting pair, but think I'll stick with the first one! Terrific post for the day as always, JM! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

That is a really strang piece of art indeed... It frighten me a little, at first glance, I don't know why...

Gine said...

Quel cadre pour ce reflet ! Magnifique !

Jacob said...

Gorgeous staircase, JM! The character in the mirror is something else, though. Actually, I'd imagine you could get quite a charge if you touched it! :-)

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wish you were in the reflection and would have a picture that would look like the Las Meninas by Velasquez. Beguiling picture!

RedPat said...

Wonderful staircase but quite the bizarre creature!

jennyfreckles said...

I'd love to make a grand entrance down that stair....but not with that alien 'thing' staring at me!

Jack said...

What a marvelous setting, JM! But I think I might consider replacing that sculpture. Just about anything would look better there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Whatever it is meant to be it is elegant and graceful and I like it!

so cool that you live where this beautiful place AND the beaches (like in the post below) are handy for your photo of the day.... makes a great place to live.

Randy said...

Interesting piece of work. Nice shots!

Leif Hagen said...

I especially like the top photo with the wonderful, grand staircase! I'd feel like a king or VIP walking up or down them!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I kind of like the 'thing' as Ciel calls it, it's intriguing and would certainly get people's attention. Great photo's JM, the staircase if divine!!

Rob and Mandy said...

Saw something very similar to this in a museum in Ireland, Kilkenny if I remember well, years ago. Don't remember who the author was.

Francisca said...

A strange creature reflected in a mirror of an elegant staircase. Interesting contrast.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Magnificent

Inger-M said...

I love the staircase, and your perfectly symmetrical photo of it! The "creature" is scary, I think...