Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Miracoco"


"... a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour" by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air (check the previous post).



Rossio Square, Lisbon (wider views tomorrow)

31 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Out of this world JM, fantabulous and well shot!!

Tanya said...

well it's definitely piqued my curiosity!

Eki said...

Very impressive, JM! I like the angle you took it too. It makes a very nice composition.

(Is it a baloon?)

JM said...

@Eki: Yes, I think you can call it a balloon. :-)

Birdman said...

Very strange.

Francisca said...

I would have never guessed that I would ever admit plastic as art. These are sure creative!

Woody said...

Interesting how you've captured the cross in the first image, a real contrast between old and modern.

Sharon said...

This is just amazing. I so wish I was there to see it in person.

jennyfreckles said...

I noticed that cross too - it makes it look like a cathedral. I think I like these better on the inside than the outside. I hope they were well-tethered. There was a case in UK where someone got injured (maybe even killed, I can't remember now) when an installation broke loose from its ropes when they were inside.

joo said...

It's an amazing structure! The first photo with the cross is really interesting, and I entirely agree with Francisca!

Andrew said...

A wonderful concept... looks like a fantastic place to visit as long as it's tied down well.

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Francisca and Joo! Amazing! Terrific captures as always, JM!!

Sylvia

Gine said...

Aie! J'ai de la peine ... Incompréhensible pour moi ... mais merci pour les photos, je ne connaissais pas !

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a wonderful experience! Looks really cool.

Jacob said...

Why do these things remind me so much of women's breasts? Never mind, I probably don't want an answer. But they do. Quite incredible, really! Beautiful photos, as usual!

Re eternal flames: I agree with you - it's very sad. And I also find sad the fact that so many national monuments glorify war and warring leaders. It does not bode well and I don't think we will ever learn!

Re Spanish moss: It is awful stuff. I think it tends to kill the trees although one tree trimmer disagreed with me. But I'd still try to pull it off our oak trees at our old Ocala house...it is sticky and messy and itchy!

Joanne said...

Muito bem enquadrado:)))

Carolina Tavares said...

Se estivesse em Lisboa não deixaria de experenciar. Achei fantástico!

cieldequimper said...

I'll be right over. This is fantastic!

Art said...

Amazing,great work!

Dimple said...

The inside is psychedelic, to be sure, but the outside is just odd. I do like the first photo, with the cross, because of the surprising combination of shapes.

RedPat said...

Quite bizarre from the outside! I wish I was there.

Randy said...

These are amazing pieces of art. I would have never had guessed the outer part would look like this.

Jack said...

Don't pay any attention to Jacob, JM. Everything reminds him of women's breasts.

These structures are fascinating. From yesterday's photos, I did not predict what today's post would be about.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow so unexpected. I don't know what I expected but certainly not this.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not even close to what I had guessed. Great place to visit.

Kate said...

I think that I like the inside better than the outside.

Halcyon said...

What a surprise. I like the inside view better. ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing structures. The insides are amazing too. MB

VP said...

Impressive and spectacular!

Pat said...

Amazing structures! What a fun display!

Dina said...

So strange. I think I like its inside more than its outside.