Monday, November 12, 2012

Palace Of Belém


Official residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Lisbon
 
Actually this place looks very different today because of security measures in order not to let the crowd of protesters get near the palace: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the "Queen of Austerity", is having a meeting with the President.

19 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The president have a tough term!

brattcat said...

ah, to be a fly on that wall.

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

It is sad that security is so important. If only we could all just live in peace!!

Sharon said...

It is a beautiful place, it's hard to picture surrounded by security forces. It would be interesting to hear their conversations.

ladyfi said...

That's quite impressive!

Babzy said...

nice place , grey and pink fit perfectly :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Wow, super palace. I love all the vegetation surrounding it.

TexWisGirl said...

not sure i like the 'pink' hue.

Sylvia K said...

I bet it does look different today!! I love your title for Merkel! Perfect!! Hope things don't get out of hand, but these days, who knows???

Lowell said...

A couple of things: 1) Why does anyone need such a place to live. My god, you could house 1/2 the nation in there. A little ostentation is OK, but this is way too much. (I'm not commenting on our White House!) and 2) Hopefully your president and the "Queen of Austerity" will come up with some workable solutions.

Austerity ain't it. I see where Spanish banks have in most cases decided to forgo evicting people for nonpayment for at least two years. A step, perhaps, in the right direction seeing as how it was mostly the banks' fault in the first place!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I can imagine it looks very different today then!

Mo said...

A very impressive building

VP said...

Love the palace, will get the nice benches for aBoB, th edark clouds are ominous...

EG CameraGirl said...

So your president lives in the Pink House?

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous building, always a shame when it is surrounded by security so the "people" can't get close to the "leaders". However, I am rather sure Merkel is not the most welcome person in Portugal right now.

Jack said...

It is a fine little cottage.

Randy said...

Must be an interesting place to live.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how the other half live hey JM. I'd rather have my small house and no security!!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

O céu está assombrado!
Mau preságio?!?!