Monday, July 25, 2011

Juxtapositions


A common view when a city sits on seven hills.
Rossio Square, Lisbon
The ruins of the Carmo Convent stand right above the building that's being restored. The convent was built in 1389 and partially destroyed by the Great Earthquake in 1755. It currently houses an archaeological museum.

33 comments:

Olivier said...

belle composition avec la fontaine en premier plan. c'est une bonne chose cette renovation

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very nicely composed JM, lovely fountain in foreground, and the ruins of the convent look exactly like the kind of place that would be excellent to explore!!

brattcat said...

this is such a rich image, filled with details to study. you're right about the interesting juxtapositions...this image whisks us across centuries.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful view. You make your city so attractive. I really hope to visit one day. :)

Tanya said...

wow, 1389...such a rich history your city has!!

Sharon said...

I love this photo. I love seeing such varied architecture is such close proximity. It makes for interesting skylines and interesting photographs.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture as always, JM! I, too, love the varied architecture and the fountain is beautiful! Always enjoy the history you include! Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a great week!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Lol... yes, okay, it's... different but oh what a lovely photo with soooo much to look at!

Carolina Tavares said...

Acho linda as fontes. Se morasse em uma casa teria uma com certeza.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great composition and each layer is in perfect focus with a treat for the eyes. The contrast of the textures of the fountain with its water is refreshing.

Bises,
Genie

Tone Helena Marques Johannessen said...

http://tonejohannessen.blogspot.com/2011/07/ruiner-i-lisboa-akryl-pa-lerret-2006.html

Aqui è uma pintura eu fez quando estava êm portugal visitando a familia. Esquesi que era o nome do convento, muito obrigado:)

joo said...

Fantastic photo - so much is happening there:)

RedPat said...

So much history in this pic!

Dina said...

Wow, it's just amazing, all that in one shot!

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Rob and Mandy said...

Great picture!

Andrew said...

Wonderful image JM.
It's a beautiful history you are sharing.

VP said...

Wonderful view! It seems like yesterday, but it has been so many, too many years!

T. Becque said...

It's wonderful. So much to look at. 1389 wow! I'd love to step inside the archaeological museum!

Woody said...

A visual treat! I can understand why they never restored the convent having been built so long ago.

Jacob said...

What a wild mix of structures and styles and angles and colors. I love it!

Jarart said...

You always find just the right spot for the photo!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Gosto da composição, só no enquadramento é que acho que devias ter dado mais pouquinho do lado direito para a fonte não ficar colada ao final da foto.

Abraço

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

I love the perspective and composition of this photo, playing with the depth to capture the fountain first

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It must be good feeling to be witnessing so many pieces of history in front of you ! thanks ...

Randy said...

Another one of your WOW shots. So beautiful!

Jack said...

What a place and what an image. There is so much to see in this picture. Wonderful. JM. The fountain is big and beautiful, and nearly every building in the scene has a different architectural style.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is a really beautiful cityscape JM -- and I have fallen behind on reading blogs while we were on our roadtrip, and so I just spent a lovely few minutes scrolling down a ways -- all of your posts are so interesting and I enjoy the variety (even the screen shot of the bond downgrade, funny -- but I learned something.

Your photos are (well, not that one) but all the rest -- are just absolutely lovely! Thanks.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love the architectural variety stuffed in cheek by jowl in the city center.

Gina said...

A beautiful day in Lisbon!

Cezar and Léia said...

A fonte é super graciosa, e sua foto está perfeita, com lindo sol e aprecio muito essa composição, esse tipo de angulo!
Léia

Joanne said...

Muito bem apanhada esta perspectiva!

Babzy said...

very nice , a lot of details in this shot ;)