Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lisbon City Hall


A fire destroyed the original building in 1863. Reconstruction took place between 1865 and 1880.

27 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's so very grand!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow, such opulence. Gorgeous. Diane

brattcat said...

in such sharp contrast to yesterday's image. both are beautiful.

Olivier said...

royal comme entrée, une superbe photo

Vogon Poet said...

Great picture, this looks like a royal palace!

Halcyon said...

Oh wow! That is beautiful!!

Kathy said...

Definitely ornate!

La Principessa Errante said...

So truly stunning. That marble floor is just absolutely amazing. The detail, the quality of the materials, fabulous.

Sharon said...

This is fantastic. I love a grand staircase and this is certainly one to admire. Everything from the floor to the lights in perfect symmetry.

Virginia said...

OH I thought it was your home JM! :) GORGEOUS.
V

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is very elegant. I doubt that the government would spend money on such ornate furnishings today.

TexWisGirl said...

very grand!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, elegant building and certainly very different from our city halls today! Awesome capture for the day, JM! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lowell said...

This shot is just deliriously delicious. It's fantastic. It's grandiose. It's filled with grandeur. Well, you know what I mean! Truly a superb photo, too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now THAT'S what I call a grand staircase JM, beautifully shown here.

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous hall and great picture!

ladyfi said...

Wow - so elegant and beautiful!

Kay said...

I knew I was in for a good one when I saw the header for this. It did not disappoint. What a gorgeous building! Did you sneak in during lunch hour or wait until no one was about?

Lois said...

It is very impressive. I like those lights! This would be a beautiful place for a wedding.

cieldequimper said...

And I keep thinking that the one in Versailles is gorgeous. Not half as nice as this one!

Milton Ostetto said...

muito bonita e imponente

Carolina Tavares said...

Linda demais.

Jack said...

It is such a beautiful staircase, and the tile floor in the foreground takes my breath away. The word "gracious" leaps to mind.

Randy said...

It looks too face for a city hall.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very different from our city hall, and way classier.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is so beautiful - it looks like a movie set!

Rob Mandy said...

One word comes to mind: grandeur.