Friday, May 3, 2013

Vietnamese Display


Orient Museum, Lisbon

Housed in a former warehouse, Lisbon's Orient Museum is dedicated to Asian art with a special emphasis on the Portuguese presence in the East, recalling the days when Portugal was the world's mercantile power dominating the spice routes.

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindo traje verde e eu gosto muito dos objetos em cores vibrantes como o vermelho da foto. Esse museu deve ser super interessante, quero visitar! :)
abraços e um super fim de semana querido amigo!
Léia

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

Love that outfit. Good display. Take care Diane

Lowell said...

I remember those days when Portugal was the world's mercantile power ... well, I don't personally remember them, but I did read about them! :)

This is another of your truly wonderful photographs...the colors are fantastic and you've been able to shoot in a very dark room without blowing out the whites! Great job!

Did you use a flash. It's almost like you used another light source.

Sharon said...

What a colorful display with lots to look at.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely., colorful display, JM! More of the fascinating history of Portugal! Wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful.

RedPat said...

Your pics are always so incredibly rich, JM!

JM said...

@Lowell: This shot was taken through a glass.

LONDONLULU said...

This display is beautiful, and beautifully captured!:) I've known so many people with Portuguese surnames from Macau and Sri Lanka (also in my hometown of Honolulu, but that is another route:), a good reminder indeed.

Kay said...

This is a great shot - moreso knowing it was through glass. Good job! Also a very interesting display.

cieldequimper said...

It's like travelling at home...

Babzy said...

beautiful cloth and objects :)

Doronette NF said...

WOW ! Thank you for sharing this lovely picture. Will you show us more ?

Photo Cache said...

was talking to the husband about visiting museums again. it's been a while since we entered one.

this looks like a great museum to spend time.

Jack said...

I have recently read a book about the ways that the West and East developed differently, and there is a lot of discussion about the Portuguese voyages to Asia. Good timing! (And, a fine image of a good subject.)

Rob Siemann said...

Superb.

Laura. M said...

Buenos detalles. Te quedó perfecta sin reflejos:))
Buen fin de semana.
Un beso

LOLfromPasa said...

Impressive display. Learned something and of course you photographed it beautifully.

VP said...

You always show us very good shots from this very interesting place!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Such vibrant colours. Beautiful outfit.

Randy said...

Nice exhibit.