Thursday, November 15, 2012

Palace Of The Counts Of Calheta




Belém, Lisbon
This 17th century building houses the Museum of Tropical Research which you can not visit due to restoration works. Only a few rooms are open for exhibitions.

20 comments:

Audrey said...

Super endroit,j aime bcp la premiere photo !

Sharon said...

Amazing gardens.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty gardens surrounding the place!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful gardens and a lovely place! Glad they are doing the restoration -- always sad to think of losing something like this! Wonderful post/photos as always, JM! Enjoy your evening!!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Uma série magnifica de um palacio maravilhoso com seu jardim "à la française"!

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Bises et bonne soirée JM****

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely, as are all of your photographs!

VP said...

Wonderful building and gardens!

Lowell said...

It is, indeed, a wonderful palace and the gardens are beautiful but the counts need to do something about that awful green water!

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive place.

Photo Cache said...

when i see gardens like this i am reminded of the many english mansions/manors i see on movies. how delightful it must be to look out to such greenery.

Jack said...

The hedges are amazing. I would hate to have the job of keeping them trimmed!

Randy said...

The gardens are wonderful.

Halcyon said...

The gardens look fantastic! Nice that you got to visit some of this place anyway. :)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How absolutely gorgeous, some fabulous photos by you too.!

Kay said...

What a beautiful place! I love the reflections in the second shot.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am in awe of clipped hedges like that.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like your perspective here JM, gosh I thought I had too much hedge to trim, this one would keep someone busy for quite a while.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

P.s. love the reflections in the second shot.

Gunn said...

This is wonderful!
I can imagen parties, films and photo shooting here.

tapirgal said...

I love these shots. Everything reminds me of that palace near Munich where they filmed Last Year at Marienbad. It looks delightful.