Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sintra City Hall and Fountain

29 comments:

Olivier said...

la tour du chateau est magnifique, on la dirait sorti d'un conte de fée

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How incredible JM, what a great angle you've taken this from, I didn't realize at first that this was the fountain in front!

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful details.

Birdman said...

Both of these towers are amazing.

Tanya said...

it's amazing how much detail is in every inch of these towers!

ladyfi said...

What graceful architecture!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful building. It looks like you could take many pictures of this place from all different angles.
Yes, my Echinopsis does bloom more than once a year. In fact it just bloomed again for the second time about 4 weeks ago and had five blooms at once. That is more than I've ever seen at one time.

Art said...

So beautiful! I really love your image!

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, JM! I love the detail in the towers, too! What a beautiful building -- looks like a castle from a story book and the fountain, too! Such vivid blue skies. Marvelous composition as always! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

Omigod! Are you sure this isn't a church. Certainly doesn't look like a bureaucratic, functional box as do most government buildings in this country. That is simply amazing and I love your photograph!

Virginia said...

This is giving the Hôtel de Ville in paris a run for its money. Gorgeous and so clean and pristine.
V

Dorian Susan said...

Love the shapes on that pointed tower, especially against the contrast of the blue.

Carolina Tavares said...

Gosto das torres, das torres de vigia e das torres nos castelos, penso que são lugares cheios de mistério.

Cassy said...

I'm truly amazed with it's look. So tall and big.

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joo said...

They are gorgeous, and the sky is delightful:)

cieldequimper said...

Funny how this reminds me of Prague, which it shouldn't!

Jack said...

You have shown some fabulous images of Sintra before. This image continues your tradition. So much to look at.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Fotografia Fabulosa de Sintra....
Um abraço

VP said...

Gorgeous! I have really to come back there...

RedPat said...

Such wonderful detail! Fabulous pic.

Andrew said...

Beautiful buildings to see JM.
Your image captures the scene perfectly.

Bob Crowe said...

When I first glanced at this I thought it said Sinatra. Wonderful, bizarre architecture. The left tower looks like German Baroque. The column on the right is, well, unique.

Randy said...

Wow I don't know where to look first. I love all of the detail.

T. Becque said...

Great architecture...again!
No, I haven't been to Caffe Florian, but that just gives me a reason to go back (like I need one!) :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

It's like a fairy castle.

Dina said...

Ohh, it's so much like a fairyland!

Kate said...

The city (some other group) is taking excellent care of this building. The details are amazing as are so many that you have photographed in other buildings and locales. The uniformity of the windows and the decorations around them add so much character to the architecture.

Margaret said...

Sintra is really one of my favorite places!

Francisca said...

Stunning details on this city hall and fountain. I am eager to see Sintra with my own eyes one day.