Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cascais Town Hall

27 comments:

Andy said...

It's the squiggly pattern on the ground that caught my eyes.

Kate said...

The two people on the bench must be resting and taking it all in. Curious about the ground tiles: are they two different colors or does the sun create an illusion? Also, are the palms healthy and just shedding leaves or are in some kind of distress?

JM said...

@Kate:
1- The pavement is the typical Portuguese cobblestone: basalt and lime stone.
2- The Palm Trees are healthy, what you thing it's shedding leaves are just inflorescences, they are actually blooming! :-)

Lowell said...

I like this. It's warm and inviting and not pompous and threatening as are so many civic buildings.

ladyfi said...

That's a nice plaza.

Doronette NF said...

It seems like you can really take a rest there. Lovely place !

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love this. It looks exotic even for your country.

Sharon said...

There is some attractive art work on the building but what really caught my eye was the pavement in the plaza. It's beautiful.

Dina said...

It's all just so charming!

Judy said...

The old buildings and beautiful courtyard are lovely. It looks like a nice place to sit and watch people.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We visited here for a way too brief time during our couple of days in Portugal about a dozen years ago. We need to come back and spend more time.

VP said...

Love the pattern of the square, the building itself... and the benches!

Sylvia K said...

I was and I am always fascinated by the tile/cobblestone work in Portugal! It's fantastic! Terrific capture for the day as always, JM!!

Photo Cache said...

wow is the floor/pavement original? how old is it? is this typical of the architectural designs there? it's very eye-catching.

JM said...

@Photo Cache: There are hundreds of different Portuguese cobblestone patterns all over the country. This square was renovated some years ago, so the pavement is not the original one. It's wavy because it's next to the sea which actually is on the left side of the road seen on this pic.

AGMPRISMA said...

Me encanta tu forma de fotografiar, tienes un blog de lo más variado.
Siento no haber estado este verano pero ya sabes.
Un saludo

RedPat said...

It's the tiling in the courtyard that caught my eye too!

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

I'd love to see the wall of the second floor and the central walkway in detail. Would you, please? :-)

Kovács Miklós said...

Summer in the autumn :)
Very nice photo and I very liked this squere when I was there.
Greetings

Linda said...

A lovely place! Great capture.

Kay said...

You've gotten some wonderful perspectives lately. The elevation helps provide a different and broader view. Bravo! (And I do like this scene very much!)

Randy said...

Very beautiful. I also love the Palm Trees.

Jack said...

The tiles and cobblestones here are similar to others you have shown. They are extremely interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Visão previlegiada pra tirar essa foto, ficou lindissima, parabéns!
Léia

Sami said...

It's a lovely building and the tiled panels with "Saints" on the second floor is also interesting.

Merisi said...

Beautiful composition!

If you are lost in Lisbon and find a wavy cobblestone pattern, you know you are near the seaside?

Arija said...

Beautiful and I love the squiggly pavement.