Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Japanese Acacia


 
Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro Garden at the City Museum (Pimenta Palace), Lisbon
 
Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.
Several ceramic monkeys are hanging on the tree, hence the (ceramic) wolf below.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique arbre, on dirait un saule pleureur

Halcyon said...

It looks sad without its leaves.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adoro arvores e essa acacia é enorme,maravilhosa!
Também gostei muito do predio do museu, as janelas são belissimas!
abraços
Léia

Sharon said...

I love the craggy shape of these trees and the ceramic wolf is cute sitting there studying those monkeys.

Sylvia K said...

Although I prefer trees that are leafed out, I always enjoy seeing trees like this without their leaves because the branches are so intricate! These are a perfect example and wonderful against the blue, blue skies! I, too, love the "wolf" checking out the monkeys! Wonderful capture as always, JM!!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

That's a great idea! And it's a beautiful tree.

Kay said...

This looks like a nice place to wander on a cold winter's day.

RedPat said...

Looks like a ceramic snail in there too! I love that all the ceramics can stay outdoors all year over there.

JM said...

@RedPat: Yes, there is a big snail on the top shot! :-)

Randy said...

Unusual looking tree.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Been travelling, back now. What I find interesting is that this is an acacia ... we have hundreds of varieties of acacia in this country (we call them wattles) but I don't think any of them are deciduous.

Gunn said...

Looks like a nice place to be, but also a bit like the hairstyle of a Norwegian Troll:)

LONDONLULU said...

What a gorgeous tree, the ceramic wolf makes it like a fairy tale book:)

Lowell said...

The tree is magnificent. The monkeys and the wolf add another whole, and humorous dimension, to the whole scene. Love this kind of creative mixing of flora and fauna.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! that is very cool JM, there's a whole little story going on here oui!

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