Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Keys of the Kingdom


Belém, Lisbon
 
Scenes of the Age of Discoveries are carved around the pedestal of the statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese navigator and conqueror, the second Viceroy of India.
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13 comments:

Lowell said...

This is very cool. I have not seen this monument up close. The detail is fantastic.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty and detailed!

VP said...

I have a soft spot for this kind of monuments about the Age of Discoveries...

Shaun Gibbs said...

That is what you call real craftsmanship. Excellent !!

orvokki said...

Fantastic !
Recards
orvokki

Sylvia K said...

Like the others, I love detail here! Awesome statue and a terrific capture, JM! Hope your week is going well!

tapirgal said...

I love my town, and I would love it more if it had works like this one.

RedPat said...

Wow - the chain mail & the keys are so detailed. An incredible carving job.

Jack said...

The sculptor had a very realistic style. It is terrific.

Randy said...

What an amazing sculpture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully shown details JM. I wonder if this is the beginnings of the 'giving of the keys to the city' tradition?

Sharon said...

He looks very pleased with himself.

Urang Awak said...

HI JM!

as usual, a funtastic picture! Amazing shot again

I have a question though, does this sculpt reflecting the scene at the end of Islamic Rule in Iberia in 12th century? the 2 guys on the right side dressed in middle eastern garb loh

anyway, have a nice day!
Ian