The Monte Palace Tropical Garden, benefiting from a privileged position near Funchal, allows for the enjoyment of a magnificent view, within a combination of nature, culture and art.
Surrounded by the purity and tranquillity of nature, favourable to relaxation and reflection, the garden offers a display of nature, where the principle actors are the hundreds of trees, the lakes filled with Koi fish, the plants and the wide variety of flower species from different origins, the sculptures and the tiles dating from various periods providing an environment that is both welcoming and of great beauty.
Strolling along the walkways of the garden, venturing through its exuberant vegetation, in contrast with the vast range of colours of the flowers, with the bay of Funchal as a backdrop, will be an unforgettable experience.
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jemaflor (86574) 2014-02-15 7:41
Un bon pov sur ce bassin, la luminosité est plaisante et la composition équilibrée.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-02-15 7:50
Bonjour jean Claude
une belle image lumineuse et bien exposée, des couleurs naturelles et une compo très équilibrée
bon WE, bien amicalement
ktanska (25098) 2014-02-15 9:17
This is another Madeiran location I remember with pleasure. Very green place with many tropical plants. This pool is beautiful, including the fountain and view down to the see is great too. Nice to see those birds and the little sculptures too.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-15 9:45
what else can one ask for while living at this place? It has actually everything for a prefect scenery. The palace hiding slightly in the corner is a fine piece of architecture, especially with this decorative roof. The path from there leads to the pool with waterfall, very pretty exotic trees and even some swans. Indeed a great place to have a rest.
The high POV you chose for the picture offers very nice and wide panorama and includes plenty of park surrounding the palace.
Excellent choice to take this photo from. Pretty colors and well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
tenretin (2436) 2014-02-15 10:37
Bonsoir Jean Claude,
Cet endroit est superbe et vous avez composé une belle photo qui donne envie. Votre cliché est très net et les couleurs sont naturelles.
C'est bien fait et bien composé.
adramad (39100) 2014-02-15 10:44
Hello Jean Claude.
Fascinating image of this Tropical Garden, gorgeous POV, with the pond in the foreground, the beautiful mansion and the background of the sea. Accurate blue sky.
The colors and brightness are superb.
Good sharpness allows us to recreate the details.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-15 11:33
Bonjour Jean Claude
Belle vue en plongée sur ce jardin et la mer. Beau ciel bleu avec une belle lumière qui permet d'apprécier l'ensemble. Bien fait.
cornejo (33242) 2014-02-15 11:37
Hello Jean Claude, very good picture of this beautiful fountain and beautiful garden pond, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
batalay (35831) 2014-02-15 12:26
Bonsoir Jean Claude,
You had a perfect vantage point to juxtapose the pool of the the Monte Tropical Garden and the sea in the background. The waterfalls on the right are dramatic, Despite much temptation I had to turn down an invitation to give lectures on a cruise coming up next month. It would have been a working vacation on a Seabourn Cruise, an 18-day cruise first from the Caribbean to Miami, then from Miami to Funchal and ending in Barcelona. Now I am wondering did I do the right thing.
npecanhuk (67402) 2014-02-15 13:59
Lovely, charming, pleasant-looking and inviting place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (81722) 2014-02-15 23:44
hello Claude, What a fantastic tropical garden. I like these big fern trees, and to sit on the top of waterfall must be a fun too. wonderful place and charming presentation.
Warm regrads MAlgo
mesutilgim (86574) 2014-02-16 8:57
Hello Jean Claude,
Very nice capture of this beautiful gardens in Funchal.
Good pov and layout and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
mkamionka (31193) 2014-02-18 8:46
Hi Jean Claude,
lovely composition with the beautiful house positioned asymmetrically in the frame. Interesting design of this pond with unusual fountain and some island in the middle.
Beautiful natural colors. It must be a great place to relax.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (33942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-22
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, canon EF 24-105 F4 IS
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 7:32