Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oriental Inspiration


Monserrate Palace, Sintra

37 comments:

Dina said...

Gorgeous!

Louis la Vache said...

Breathtaking!

Sharon said...

This is such a wonderful photo! The surroundings are gorgeous but, the framing is superb.

Kate said...

Oh, my, but you composed this treasure so beautifully. Mine eyes dazzle!glyonscu

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a charming place. Interesting how Arab architecture is admired in the Western world, as it should be. We have a Moroccan-styled house near us on the beach in Costa Rica, designed by a Costa Rican architect.

Lowell said...

How beautifully ornate and what a wonderful composition! I'd love to visit that palace!

Dave said...

Wow....Brilliant perspective of a beautiful building

Top class JM

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh! I've visited Sintra and never knew about this palace, what a miss! It looks great!
God bless you!
Cezar

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, JM! And your composition is superb! Breathtaking indeed!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

You have outdone yourself once again! This shot is so perfect and the person gives great perspective to the shot. Gorgeous!

magiceye said...

this is wow!

San said...

Oh my, this is perfect. Love it, the colors, the light and all of those patterns. *happy sigh*

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Have a great new week.

Bergson said...

une photo en or

Andrew said...

A lovely image of a beautiful building...

I forgot to add in my post about General Patten that Peover Hall was built in 1585 many thanks for your lovely comments.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Bela perspectiva

VP said...

Wonderful place, elegant composition...

Jack said...

What a magnificent structure, JM. The Islamic influence works so well here.

RedPat said...

I am totally blown away by this one!!

cieldequimper said...

I'm just going to have to visit Portugal...

J Bar said...

It's so beautiful.

Genie said...

What a gorgeous hallway. Ah, the beauty of the old palaces. From the floor to the ceiling it is a magnificent work of art. Your picture of it is awesome. genie

Randy said...

What an amazing place.

Carolina Tavares said...

Lindo este lugar. Uma boa dica para se visitar.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh I love this picture. Just draws you in -- it is just beautiful golden scroll work and angles and a wonderful picture.

Bob Crowe said...

I never thought about it, but did the Moors occupy Portugal as well as Spain? What is left is a magnificent legacy. We will never forget our day at the Alhambra.

Dianne said...

Stunning interior architecture and decoration!

Victoria/Sweden said...

Beautiful picture!

Babzy said...

magique ! :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a truly beautiful hallway ... the intricate designs and colour tones are lovely.

Mo said...

Beautiful and superbly shot

JM said...

@Bob: Yes, the Moors accupied the territory in the 8th century. Portugal became a country in the 12th century because our first king expelled them for good then. Their legacy is vast: architecture (many of the castles are still standing), the tile industry, vocabulary, etc.

brattcat said...

wonderful perspective!

Gunn said...

Last week I saw a TV program about Sintra, and I will add it on my list / wish list I mean.

A wonderful place on this planet!

Cildemer said...

Que lindeza! Ficou perfeitamente apanhada!

Pat said...

Beautiful shot!

Inger-M said...

Stunning shot! I love the light, and the lines leading the eye deep into the photo!

Francisca said...

I could just step right into this photo... it just pulls me in. Beautiful detail captured with perfect light, JM.