Sunday, December 1, 2013

Looking Out


This giant ceramic lizard is checking what's going on outside the walls of the garden, while others warm in the sun among the bushes.


Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905), known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, is considered the first Portuguese comics creator. Many of his works are on display at the gardens of the City Museum (Pimenta Palace), in Lisbon.
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This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo December Theme Day: "Looking Out"

27 comments:

Dina said...

I enjoy how you have the lizards "warming" in the sun!

Kate said...

An artistic image for the theme; very nice!

Laura. M said...

En las fotos parecen reales, impresionan!!
Buen domingo:))

Jim said...

That's awesome. :)

wilf said...

Interesting, how many lizards are there?

Mersad said...

I like the vibrant colors, and shine.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Très joli post! superbes photos, j'adore!
Merci pour ce partage, bon dimanche!
Cath.

TexWisGirl said...

how funky!

Judy said...

Beautiful lizards!

VP said...

I didn't know Bordallo Pinheiro, thanks for showing us these amazing works of this great artist.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I don't think we're going to see many such extraordinary works like this for the theme JM :)
P.s. honestly it was so thrilling to see the work by Vhils, I really hope he comes back to Perth. Have you actually seen him while he's creating?

Sylvia K said...

Colorful buggers, aren't they!! Great, fun captures for the day, JM!! You do find the best ones!! Thanks for sharing the smiles as well as the beauty! Have a great week!!

Babzy said...

nice find ! :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Excellent, JM.

diane b said...

They are beauties and what a good shot for the theme.

RedPat said...

And a fine fellow he is!

Kay said...

That first one looks very real at first glance - a wonderful interpretation of the theme!

bailey-road.com said...

Cool!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Apart from the fact it's a great photo, that's something to scare the kiddies.
Beautifully taken JM.

Photo Cache said...

what a pretty art piece.

LONDONLULU said...

Nice one! I love both creations and the take on looking out...and also love learning of this artist!

Bob Crowe said...

Not quite at escape velocity. Brilliant idea, though.

Randy said...

Now that's fun.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Wonderful. I love ceramics!

I hope that you'll have a great week!
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Sharon said...

This is just great!

Karl Demetz said...

What a great choice for this theme day!

Merisi said...

These images take the cake, in so many ways! :-)

For me, your mentioning "warm in the sun among the bushes" in the subtitles really hit me. I'd like to be one of those lizards, right now, basking in warm sunshine.