Impressive. I wonder what effect the pillory punishment would have on today's offenders.
vraiment tres beau
That fountain has some royal touches.
Neat! I do not recall hearing the term 'Pillory', so I looked it up. Interesting crime deterrent. I have the same question as Dina.
An a interesting mix. Love that sky!
I think I'd prefer a visit to the fountain!
Very impressive r'royal' details on the fountain JM. looks good against your beautiful blue sky.
Lovely detail, and lovely sky!
Great ornaments and sky! Nice composition of the photo!
Such lovely details!
I think it is especially nice the way the city fathers go all out with monuments and statuary! It adds so much to a city! This is a beautiful and intricate design - a joy to look at!
Wonderful to see...
Beautiful carvings and a good composition.
That is beautiful, nice piece of work too.
Beautiful details, terrific composition and you've done it again, JM! Superb!Sylvia
JM I didn't know what a Pillory was so looked it up. Was this pillory used for punishment or is purely ornamental?
@ Joan Elizabeth:The pillory of Oeiras was the last to be erected in the country, as others, emblem and symbol of municipal autonomy, achieved in 1759 with the creation of village and county.
Aha, thanks for the added explanation.
Perfect composition, thanks for the explanation.
I had the same question as Joan, so I'm glad I spotted your answer. A royal fountain.
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