Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oriental Inspiration


Monserrate Palace, Sintra

19 comments:

Olivier said...

une tres belle place, et avec de beaux jeux d'ombres

Dina said...

It makes delicate and graceful shadows.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is interesting how Western culture admires and has mimicked what we think of a s Oriental architecture, and by that we usually mean the style of the Near East, yet when we speak of the Orient, we usually mean the Far East.

Cezar and Léia said...

Esse palácio é deslumbrante, uma riqueza enorme de detalhes, uma beleza de arquitetura.Também gostei imenso da sombra!
Léia

Sharon said...

I was thinking this place had a Moorish look to it so I googled it and saw it was built by a millionaire Englishman. Very interesting. I love the shadows you've caught in this photo.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful columns.

Kate said...

I love the row and mark of columns on the photo. Vert interesting carvings above them and on the walls.

PS. Got home from Cuba yesterday...an amazing trip! Come visit; I've missed seeing the blogs every day!!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful old Palace and I, too, love the delicate shadows! Superb capture, JM, as always! Enjoy your evening!!

Lowell said...

If I ever get to Oeiras, will you take me to Sintra? I've seen lots of photos of the place and it is very impressive and lush, like this building...what gorgeous columns and stone work!

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

That is quite beautiful.

Kay said...

Lovely! You've caught some beautiful light and shadow - and, of course, a beautiful place.

RedPat said...

Wow - what a great shot!

Randy said...

Beautiful details.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful Corinthian Columns !

Jack said...

Spectacular place, JM. And your photo does it justice.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love the light . . .

Gunn said...

I understand WHY I keep selling so many guidebooks about Portugal!

VP said...

Amazing architecture, a pity the bench is not whole...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Lovely elegance and light.