Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Alfama Roofs


Alfama is Lisbon's oldest district. This is where the Moorish elite lived during the occupation (8th-12th century).

28 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

A fascinating shot. So much to enjoy in it.

Doronette NF said...

great shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a view over the rooftops.. The red leading up to the blue of sky and sea is very appealing José, nice one!

Tanya Breese said...

i feel like i'm standing on my balcony enjoying the view!

Lowell said...

What a shot! But what that's iron grid on the near roof? And I'm amazed at how deep the water must be so close to the land.

VP said...

Just reading 'The Day of Atonement' by David Liss, with some amazing descriptions of the Alfama as it was in 1745.

Sharon Anck said...

That's a beautiful view out to the cruise ship!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Wow, what a lovely shot!
Duncan In Kuantan

Wayne said...

The old and the new. Terracotta makes an amazing roof.

Babzy said...

the view is superb, and the boat too big ;)

MARTY said...

Alfama is an amazing place ! and these roofs so beautiful

William Kendall said...

Quite a contrast between those beautiful roofs and that ship!

Sami said...

Great views from the top!

Kathy said...

What a great view you found to make this shot. Good job!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, Jose!! Love your composition and being able to see the contrast between the very old and very new!! So much amazing, wonderful history in your part of the world!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! Hope your week is going well!!

Photo Cache said...

The cruise stops here?

RedPat said...

What a fabulous shot, JM!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

How can tiles look always new?

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot!

Jack said...

Even though the roofs are uniform in color, the details make all the difference.

Randy said...

Roofs and water, nice view.

Bob Crowe said...

That's a very cool picture, for the architecture, the light and the cruise ship that appears to be up on the beach.

Beatriz said...

Linda vista! Não conheço ainda este bairro de Lisboa, mas da próxima vez não vou deixar passar!!!
Abraços

Bia <°)))<

Petrea Burchard said...

My god, the size of that ship.

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic view. I love all the tiled roofs.

biebkriebels said...

The contrast is remarkable, the old and the new. I prefer the roofs...

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful colour and texture!

ladyfi said...

Pretty rooftops - shame about the huge tourist ship though.