The most noteable Lisbon's icon, Torre de Belém, a monument to Portugal's discoveries era in the 15th and 16th century.
Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's port, and was a taking-off location for the discovery's voyages .
2 WS attached with slightly different picture.
Also, see what else there...
Location on map: 38.6925, -9.215
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JFS (32459) 2010-11-05 1:39
I've always loved this tower and the great light of the place and you have captured it masterly.
Have a good day
mauro61 (52623) 2010-11-05 1:47
la famosa Torre ripresa con ul bel taglio stretto che ne mette in risalto l'architettura.
Scena ben riempita dal passeggio dei turisti,
un caro saluto
pablominto (53744) 2010-11-05 2:08
An interesting piece of old architecture!
I guess it is from buildings like this Walt Disney found inspiration for Disneyland hehehe...
This is a well balanced composition, sharp fine details..!
janusz2054 (2) 2010-11-05 2:24
This is a good composition.
Very beautiful colours and light.
Nice textures on the building. A great work
rodgerg (55767) 2010-11-05 4:08
Excellent presnettaion of this famous Belem's tower with a framing very well collected. the color of the edifice arise very well under a superb blue sky. image full of life too with the passing peopels.
Have a nice WE,
raszid62 (18583) 2010-11-05 4:17
This beautiful old, white tower. It's a real symbol of Lisbon. Great colors and very good sharpness.
בוקר טוב. יפה בן, מגדל לבן זה. זה סמל אמיתי של ליסבון. הצבעים הגדול מאוד חדות טובה. בברכה.
snunney (78561) 2010-11-05 4:32
You chosen a good point of view to show us this lovely tower to best advantage. I like the framing from the trees and the presence of the people.
adramad (34809) 2010-11-05 7:44
Very beautiful image with this beautiful tower, the presence of people makes the picture very much alive and gives the proportions of the same, the tree next to the tower adds a touch of color and charm.
Very bright day with a nice color. Equally good photos of the WS.
Have a nice weekend.
jhm (134322) 2010-11-05 8:05
You founded a lot lovely pictures out of Portugal.
Again a very nice building, lovely architectural image.
I like it the green tree beside the Torre de Belém.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-11-05 9:09
Ola Ike ,
Boa foto da Torre de Belém , bom ponto de visão , gostei de ver a árvore na lateral , boa luz e bons detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
diomed (13926) 2010-11-05 9:53
beautiful view of the Belem tower captured with lovely light. The animated scene gives dynamism. Excellent POV and DOF.
pierrefonds (54492) 2010-11-05 10:24
The trees are helping to frame the fortress. The distance between the piece of cement and the fortress is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the fortress. The afternoon light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
lousat (71235) 2010-11-05 11:16
Hi Ike,very nice composition whit this tree and the Belem tower,the most famous monument of Lisboa.Great perspective and perfect sharpness and colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO
cornejo (27271) 2010-11-05 13:36
Greeting Ike, very good photo of tower of Belem, good shot and very good work, congratulation, have nice weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (34184) 2010-11-05 16:09
Hello my dear Ike
Another wonderful shot!
Perfect stable framework and very well matured composition as usual. "L" typed shape of architecture is very reasonable allocation.
Congratulation on your greatest job and thanks for sharing, have a good weekend!
AKITA (15125) 2010-11-05 19:13
a beautiful shot of wonderful white monument building,
this amazing castle appearance is quite like in old tales indeed,
it is well designed and fantastic against blue sky,
thank you for your excellent shot,
danos (82551) 2010-11-06 0:58
Good morning Ike,
well presented shot of the most notable monument of Lisbon.Nice shot with the tree to decorates pleasantly the whole image.I like the brilliant light as the vivid colours of the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
clic (13922) 2010-11-06 7:43
The triumph of a finely-chiseled tower standing proudly by the sea!
Your setup including greenery is quite appealing and thanks for the perfect verticals.
yeln (11504) 2010-11-06 12:09
lepi utrinki s potovanja. Portugal je čudovita deela z bogato kulturno in arhitekturno dedičino. izjemna trdnjava z drevesom ob strani je skozi tvoj objektiv e lepa. lepo delo in dober POV!!
tfs! lep večer, vojko
kordinator (14829) 2010-11-07 0:57
This is beautiful old white tower.
Interesting light and shapes.
I liked the peoples here.
We can enjoy these details.
npecanhuk (60078) 2010-11-07 15:35
A wonderful monument in Lisbon!
I was surprised by its beauty when I visited that magnificent city!
Your picture is very nice and interesting too!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
Selmik (2919) 2010-11-09 20:31
Good evening Ike,
picturesque photograph of the fortress, nice and clear view, saturated colours and great location against the blue sky. Like how tree is partly covering a part of the tower, creating nice colour contrast. People in the foreground gives nice depth feeling and dimensions comparison of the fortress.
Out of 3 versions of this fortress I like # 2 the most as it gives wide, unobstructed view of the fortress and a piece of the ocean in the back, also a couple is a good addition.
Very well done.
Juntas (7958) 2010-11-12 8:48
Hello Ike. Nice shot of Belém Tower Good colors and great ddefinition and a good composition. I have one to publish more or less like this one but taken in a very bad weather day. Great workshops too. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
jmdias (51827) 2010-11-19 5:43
this is a different classic pov of this very famous monument, that is the symbol of portugal. this tree in the foreground produced a nice dialogue with the shapes of the tower. nice idea include the people around
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-07-24 3:35
A lovely monument with beautiful architectural details captured very well. I can imagine the height of the tower with these people walking around. Superb compo with nice colors and texture.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-01-18 7:23
Very nice view of the castle, captured with a good light and run perfectly. Very beautiful and sharp details. You did a good job. thanks
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
Miguel82 (19152) 2013-04-14 5:57
A superb castle Ike, many visitors come to visit this historical site
Good frame, nice colors and contrast
Enjoy your we
kato (11630) 2014-05-20 23:08
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the monument in Portugal's discoveries era. It's tasteful for tower and fortness with the strong stone structure. And, it harmonizes beautifully with kush green and blue sky.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (51283)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-07
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-05 1:15