Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fountain and Pillory


City Hall Square, Oeiras

21 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Gorgeous ornamentation...

Dina said...

Impressive. I wonder what effect the pillory punishment would have on today's offenders.

Olivier said...

vraiment tres beau

Sharon said...

That fountain has some royal touches.

Woody said...

Neat! I do not recall hearing the term 'Pillory', so I looked it up. Interesting crime deterrent. I have the same question as Dina.

Halcyon said...

An a interesting mix. Love that sky!

Kate said...

I think I'd prefer a visit to the fountain!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very impressive r
'royal' details on the fountain JM. looks good against your beautiful blue sky.

joo said...

Lovely detail, and lovely sky!

crocrodyl said...

Great ornaments and sky! Nice composition of the photo!

RedPat said...

Such lovely details!

Lowell said...

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!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...

Jack said...

Beautiful carvings and a good composition.

Randy said...

That is beautiful, nice piece of work too.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful details, terrific composition and you've done it again, JM! Superb!

Sylvia

Joan Elizabeth said...

JM I didn't know what a Pillory was so looked it up. Was this pillory used for punishment or is purely ornamental?

JM said...

@ 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.

Dina said...

Aha, thanks for the added explanation.

VP said...

Perfect composition, thanks for the explanation.

Francisca said...

I had the same question as Joan, so I'm glad I spotted your answer. A royal fountain.