Friday, July 11, 2014

Frayed Silk & Two Lizards


Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon

The original silk on the walls tells us this room was not restored yet. Replicas of the different delicate fabrics covering the walls of every room are being made on purpose to replace the old ones. This explains why the restoration of this palace is going on for years and costs a fortune, but it's worth it, of course. 
The crochet covered ceramic lizards are a Joana Vasconcelos' creation and were part of her exhibition at the palace.

11 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I can't even imagine the cost to replaces something like this. I do like those lizards.

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting room!! I love the lizards!! Very different wall hangings! Great capture as always, Jose! Enjoy your weekend!!

Photo Cache said...

hope there will be enough money to fund the restoration the right way.

RedPat said...

She is so prolific! Love the lizards.

William Kendall said...

The lizards are a good touch. Restorations like this do take a long, long time.

Randy said...

I don't think the lizards fit into the decor.

Petrea Burchard said...

This is outstanding. The palace is an international treasure.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I would not like to be responsible for keeping crochet-covered lizards dust-free.

Bob Crowe said...

Yikes, it looks like alligators on the wall! That would make it a hard place for me to relax.

Rhodesia said...

Difficult restoration but I love the place. Hope all well Diane

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such elegance deserves to be restored whatever the cost, beautiful Jose.