Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oriental Inspiration


Pena Palace at Sintra

25 comments:

Birdman said...

I'd call it "Pin Prick". BEAUTY!

Cezar and Léia said...

Tão brilhante e lindo!Obrigada por compartilhar esse detalhe maravilhoso.Visitamos o Palacio e eu não lembrava...Sua foto está divina!
Léia

TexWisGirl said...

really cool!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Such tile work! How old is this, JM?

VP said...

Always something new about this wonderful palace...

JM said...

@Cathy: Actually, this is not very old, the construction took place between 1842–1854, transforming the remains of a former monastery destroyed by the 1755 Great Earthquake into a summer residence for the royal family.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

JM that's funny! Not very old you say...I'm almost 100% certain that we don't have even one building in Perth that is 258 years old!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! I love the colors! Great shot as always, JM! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We loved the Pena Palace during our one visit.

It is old. Julie has a series of photos coming up on her Scottsdale Daily Photo site about the "Old Adobe Mission," which is one of the oldest buildings in town. It was built in the 1930's.

La Principessa Errante said...

That is absolutely gorgeous.

Babzy said...

very nice! :)

RedPat said...

Magnificent! And a wonderful composition too. ;-)

Francesc Balaguer said...

Great shot!! Congrats!!

Salut, Francesc

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Jack said...

As soon as I saw this photo, I asked if it was Sintra. Every photo you have shown from Sintra has illustrated gorgeous and frequently exotic architecture.

Kay said...

This is wonderful, JM! Was the monastery a Christian one? This looks like a Russian onion dome, or perhaps like a mosque. Great shot!

Randy said...

Colorful tile.

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Magnificent feeling to the old building !

cieldequimper said...

All that is gold...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oriental inspiration but the colours are local ... judging by from what I have seen in your other photos.

Dominic Doherty said...

Great photograph, beautiful building.... I visited Sintra with my parents when I was 6 or 7 years old.

San said...

Love this architecture. The forms and colors are brilliant.

have a great new week.

NixBlog said...

Love that chartreuse colour of the roof tiles.

Gunn said...

Wonderful!

Francisca said...

I knew it had to be Sintra as soon as I saw the photo. Beam me up, JM! :-)