Monday, June 13, 2011

Seen From Above



National Coach Museum, Royal Riding Arena (1787), Lisbon

30 comments:

brattcat said...

What a wonderful perspective. It looks like a jewel box from above.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's good to see things from above sometimes JM,the top of the carriage is quite beautifully ornate, the building below is totally amazing, you can just feel how long it's been around.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

I wish I could see this someday! The carriages are just so Elegant! I really love it!

Steven^^

Cezar and Léia said...

wow wonderful perspective!Suas fotos estão lindissimas.Esse lugar é super legal!
Léia

Kate said...

There are so many carriages in that museum! Choosing to show from above gives us a great view of the ornateness of them since even the exterior top is lavish. Good idea, JM!

Campeche Fatos & Fotos said...

Por causa do angulo que foi tirada a fotografia da carruagem, na foto menor, achei que fosse um caranguejo.
Bela foto parabéns.
Henrique
http://campechefatosefotos.blogspot.com/

Mama Zen said...

These are beautiful!

Sharon said...

I agree with brattcat, it does look like a jewel box. Such beautiful coaches!

joo said...

Great photos JM!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific perspective, JM, and what beautiful carriages! I would love to visit there, but your photos are always the next best thing!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Oh, no, now I want to jump down!

Seriously, that's such a good idea to show the top!

Lois said...

I would love to visit this museum!

*Honest Abe said...

This museum must have humidity and everything else controlled to keep these vehicles in good shape. Nice photos.

Carolina Tavares said...

Lindos e sofisticados. Quantas histórias não se passaram com um colche por testemunha!

Photo Cache said...

everything about these 2 images is luxurious.

Jacob said...

You've shown us this museum once before, right...I mean other photos of it...And incredible place! That first shot gives one a whole new perspective on what a coach looks like.

I think there might be some kind of "moral" here about how we often see only one facet of a person and make judgments based on that cursory information...

Here endeth the sermon! :-)

Leif Hagen said...

Those coaches are magnificent! I'd feel like a king riding in one!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Um abraço

Randy said...

No that is something that must be seen. I love that first photo.

ladyfi said...

It's like something from a fairytale!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The top photo is a keeper. So much variety of texture. The glints of gold from the frame and wheels intensify the luxury of the roof's color and texture. Is it velvet? Mohair? The polished stone floor is an added textural treat.

Hilda said...

Oooooh! Opulent! The coaches and the building!

Amin said...

Beautiful photos! Very interesting place!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow the roof is as ornate as the rest of the carriage.

Babzy said...

interesting part of history !

Cildemer said...

Lindas fotos! Adoro a primeira!
Visitei esse Museu a última vez que vim a Portugal, em 2011!
Obrigada por acordar recordações lindas;o)

***
Bjos e feliz semana****

Jack said...

I love the photos you have shown us from this museum. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The perspective in the first shot is unique.

VP said...

The view from above is impressive!

orvokki said...

Eles sabiam como viver nos dias de idade. Eu imagino que o rei ea rainha, aponte para aparecer ao virar da esquina.

These museum has to be wonderfull, if only I'll have possible to go there.
Greetings orvokki

Pagan Sphinx said...

You just brought me back to childhood with that photo. It's been so long since I've been there.