Monday, March 11, 2013

Arab Patio




Alentejo House (Alverca Palace), Lisbon

26 comments:

Kate said...

Whenever I see tiles and patterns such as these I think of you, JM and all of your wonderful post that introduce us to a tradition of your country. All are so artistic and picturesque!

Lowell said...

What elegance! It's really stunning. Those tiles, well, all of the decorative work is gorgeous...I can see a formal ball being held here, and there's even a sort of throne for the master/mistress of the house. The other thing that struck me is all the wonderful woodwork and tables and benches. I love wood!

Your photos are superb - I really enjoyed this post.

And thank you for the explanation. I was just curious. It's a nice title!

Kathy said...

The details are just stunning. I know this is very old and that's what makes it all the more spectacular. I'd love to see this and all the other beautiful architecture you've shown us from your country.

LOLfromPasa said...

So impressive, yet again.

Sharon said...

This place is just gorgeous. All that wonderful tile and those beautifully crafted arches. Very nice.

Sylvia K said...

A stunning, elegant place it is indeed, JM! I never tire of seeing the tile work and from so long ago as well! Awesome! Your captures are superb as always! Have a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful!

RedPat said...

The craftsmanship in the older times was incredible and when you consider there were no power tools or computers it makes it even more amazing! Wonderful.

Dina said...

Wow. Interesting combinations.

Photo Cache said...

i love the arab architecture with all the arches and tilework; so much artistry and craftsmanship involved.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo Património....
Cumprimentos

ladyfi said...

Oh how elegant and beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

Moorish: I love.

Kay said...

This place is truly stunning! It must be wonderful to live in a place with so many rich cultural influences. I don't think I'd ever tire of taking it all in.

VP said...

It's probably more Moorish than Arab, but it is an extraordinary and wonderful building!

Karl Demetz said...

Simply marvellous, great photos too.

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

Wow that is fantastic. Lovely photos. Take care Diane

Linda said...

Wow! How beautiful!

Halcyon said...

It's not decay! :)
Beautiful.

Jack said...

These are amazingly beautiful and, as always, you have photographed them marvelously.

Carolina Tavares said...

Não conheci este palácio. Belíssima arquitetura árabe. E está bem preservado.

Cezar and Léia said...

Esse palácio está super bem conservado, um lugar elegante e os detalhes e ornamentos são maravilhosos.
Léia

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful. Tiles but different from the type you usually show -- definitely a feeling of Arabia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's definitely not decay :)

beatrice De said...

Ouah. beautifull.
I love mauresque architecture. Is that a private patio ?. Lucky people ! Out side the noise of the city, but still, in the city.

Randy said...

Lovely details.