Saturday, December 10, 2011

Carmo Square



Carmo Convent (1389) and fountain, Lisbon

27 comments:

Arija said...

The grey of cathedral walls betokening sanctuary within . . .

Sharon said...

My first thought when I saw the top photo was "looks like a convent". This one is true to it's facade.

Halcyon said...

I love the angle on the first shot. Looks like a great place for photos.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely captures of a lovely place, JM! I love the doorway and the detail you always find and include! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Francisca said...

How unusual to have a red wood door. And sure looks fabulous with all the gray stone. Beautiful place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How amazing that this was built in 1389 JM, that fact alone is quite aweaome
gorgeous, gorgeous old building you are so lucky to have them.

RedPat said...

So old and so beautiful!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot. Love the shape and color of the door. MB

ladyfi said...

It looks so very peaceful.

VP said...

I spent a week in Lisbon a long time ago, and almost every day we found our way to this place. I am glad to see that not much has changed...

Lowell said...

I like the fact that Carmon Square has lots of circular lines in its structures. That doorway is magnifique!

Thanx for your visit today and I'm very glad to hear that you are doing well!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Quite a contrast to the building in your photo yesterday.

Responding to your comment on Sharon's Phoenix Daily Photo site, yes, the EU financial news is big news in the USA. It was the lead story with large headlines in this morning's newspaper in Arizona, and it is on our news every morning.

There has been a lot of news coverage for months of the disturbances in Greece. There was also coverage of the change in government in Italy. There has been some mention of economic troubles of Spain and Portugal, but not as much.

Of course, the amount of attention that the average American gives to reading the news, either in a newspaper, magazine or on line is disappointing, in my view.

crocrodyl said...

Perfect composition of photos! Lovely archs above the doors!

Woody said...

Those arches cast some grand shadows. Beautiful!

magiceye said...

love the 2nd pic!

Jack said...

The Gothic arch and door are familiar, but the rounded structure to the right of the top photo seems unusual (and lovely).

Your site still opens new pages that say they are about to begin being downloaded. I wish you could get rid of them.

Randy said...

Absolute perfection.

yas said...

This is a beautiful place, isn't it?
Have a wonderful week!

San said...

Great pictures, the first one is stunning.

To answer your question about the blossom, it's a rhododendron blossom. Glad you liked it.

Have a great Sunday.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I particularly like the composition of the top shot.

Babzy said...

very nice entrance ! :)

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi, Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Have a nice day.

Rob and Mandy said...

Good photos. Love that square!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photo of this lovely entryway -- I love this.

Dina said...

It is easy to love this place.

Emille said...

Such elaborate design of the gothic arched door - beautiful!

Kristen's Paintings said...

Loved your photo so much I made a new board for it.

http://pinterest.com/kristenpainting/