Sunday, December 28, 2014

A King And A Castle


Modern statue (1971) of D. João I (King John I) and Castelo de São Jorge (St. George Castle) built by the Moors who have occupied Lisbon until 1147.

20 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A historic pairing Jose.. Lovely light in this shot, early morning or late afternoon?

Dina said...

The strong modern horse and rider coupled with the strong old castle on the horizon make one strong photo!

José Mendonça said...

@PerthDP: Early morning! :-)

biebkriebels said...

I had the same idea today ha,ha. A statue with a horse!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful statue! Lots of history!

Lowell said...

This is beautifully composed, Jose! Perfect light and the gorgeous statue looks like it's off to visit the castle on the hill!

Judy said...

Wonderful composition. So much to see in this one under that lovely blue sky.

Birdman said...

This is a wonderful image with a dash of history thrown in for good measure.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the castle against the blue sky!! Beautiful way to begin any day! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty and the history, Jose!!

Halcyon said...

I like his ponytail. ;-)

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like he has full command of his kingdom. Beautiful shot.

RedPat said...

A fabulous pic, JM!

William Kendall said...

Great vantage point, and a very impressive statue and skyline!

Stickup Artist said...

How awesome that the creation of such statues are not a lost art. And I too am totally smitten by the castle on the horizon...

cieldequimper said...

Briliant composition and light! it almost feels like he's real and riding home...

ñOCO Le bOLO said...


Me gusta tu fotos. Las fotos de Lisboa siempre me recuerdan que debiera volver a pasear por tan bella ciudad.

Un abraço

· LMA · & · CR ·

Randy said...

Marvelous sculpture.

Petrea Burchard said...

I think that's the definition of "impressive"!

VP said...

A fine juxtaposition: for a modern statue it is quite good!

Sami said...

A lovely view of the castle on the hill.