Monday, June 24, 2013

Side View


Monserrate Palace at the Sintra Mountain Range

It seems summer has finally arrived, 30ºC+ are expected the next 10 days (and a fire has already taken place in a nearby natural reserve!...)

23 comments:

Halcyon said...

Gorgeous architecture!

Summer has finally arrived here too. It was around 33c yesterday with full humidity. But I like that better than the cold, so I won't complain.

Lowell said...

Summer seems to bring its own set of problems around the world - fires in the U.S. and now Sintra, floods in Germany and Canada...

This is an amazing building; glorious architecture! From the photos I've seen Sintra is a very lush and beautiful place.

Wear cool clothes! It's in the 90s here most every day now.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What a gorgeous building, the carvings are spectacular.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! pretty ornate!

Sharon said...

This place is simply gorgeous. I'd love to explore around here.
I just got back from Chicago and when I lived there for over 2 years, I don't ever remember it being as warm as it was this last weekend. I see from the weather app on your side bar that it's 32c right now. That is getting up there.

sylvia kirkwood said...

What an awesome building indeed and so beautiful against those blue, blue skies! Superb capture, JM, as always! Have a great week!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The palace is beautiful JM, would be wonderful to see it for real. Sorry to hear about the fires, I know only too well that they can have drastic consequences.

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous architecture and shot!
Here we had winter today with snow until 1,400 meters.

RedPat said...

So beautiful! It's heading to 33˚C here again today.

Laura. M said...

El sábado nos vamos con la caravana para Nazare. Volveré a ver Sintra:)) tengo buenos recuerdos de allí.
Un beso.

LOLfromPasa said...

I am totally jealous!! That blue sky!!! Love the photo, JM, and I am hoping some of your good weather heads our way :).

Photo Cache said...

this is simply awesome!

VP said...

Love this place and the great light! Milder weather here, and keeps changing...

Al said...

What an impressive building. We were evacuated from our house because of a wildfire, it burned over 500 houses very close to us.

Randy said...

A little too fancy for me, but nice.

Kovács Miklós said...

Nice arhitecture and shot.
I very like those dynamical colours.
Greetings.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous architecture.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, how beautiful!! And lovely blue skies for a backdrop!! Doesn't get any better than this, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Merisi said...

A bit over the top, but in a merry sort of way - the whole scene oozes summer, though. Love how you captured it, with that "rebel" palm tree.

Margaret said...

I love the detail of this building. I hope that some of the young people are learning how to preserve some of these treasures.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice little summer house. We are having a fine summer, without any fires.

Calendula said...

That's an impressive building! Wonderful!
I'm really sorry to hear, that there already had been a fire in the natural reserve!

Cezar and Léia said...

I always regret having missed out this one!
God bless you!
Cezar