Sunday, February 19, 2012

Under An Olive Tree


Stone benches at the Empire Square, Lisbon

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful postcard with several details like the benches and the beautiful tree.The background is magnificent! :)
Léia

Steffe said...

Not a bad place to sit down. What is the view from the benches?

JM said...

@Steffe: A huge fountain + the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tagus River in the background.

Julie said...

Might need a cushion. And a holder for my coffee mug.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Seems so organized !

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Such a lovely place and you've captured it so beautifully. I'd like to see that view you describe from the benches.

VP said...

A great pair of benches!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful looking place and I superb capture, JM! I'd enjoy sitting there for a while! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Wonderful place for a stroll.

T. Becque said...

What beautiful light and place. Looks like a good stopping place to just sit!

Gunn said...

Goes well with the building at the back! Looks like spring has arrived where you are.

Kate said...

Wonderfully composed to set the scene!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Those benches are very fitting with the building, so grand and elegant!

Lowell said...

This is a superb photograph in every way. Beautiful benches but you know what I like best! Looks like a very lovely day. But I hope you get a lot of rain real soon!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Great image JM, you'll have to take a photo while sitting on at bench next time your there.
Excellent work. Lovely architecture

cieldequimper said...

Oh how wonderful! I know where this one will end up! :-)

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joo said...

Everything is great there!

NixBlog said...

What a great shot and how many happy memories you have evoked of my visit to Portugal several years ago...

Andrew said...

What a beautiful spot to just sit and rest awhile...

Carolina Tavares said...

A luz e a sombra sobre o jardim estão perfeitas.

RedPat said...

I don't think that I have ever sat under an olive tree before!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I just read your reply to Steffe's question, what a great view that would be. The gardens behind look so beautifully tended JM.

Jack said...

Wonderful location and excellent image. The benches suit the building so well. I expect to see this image on VP's bench blog.

Randy said...

Those are great. Beautiful building too.

LadyFi said...

That looks so inviting!

Joan Elizabeth said...

That olive tree looks old. Olive trees are a pretty recent crop her in Oz and all the ones I see are small.

What a great setting this olive tree has.

JM said...

@Joan: Really old olive trees have huge weird shaped trunks, they almost look prehistoric! There are plenty in gardens and parks as they became very fashionable a couple of decades ago. Don't ask me where they came from... :-)

Louis la Vache said...

What an inviting scene! «Louis» wants to sit on one of those benches and just let the day pass by for a while!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful benches under a beautiful tree!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! It seems amazing that people would take that beautiful building so for granted that they'd sit on the bench with their backs to it! (No beautiful old buildings like that either in Florida or in Oregon !)