The Palace of Mitra, commonly known as Archbishops Palace is a former summer residence, first of the Archbishops, and after, the Patriarch of Lisbon, standing in the parish of St. Antão do Tojal in Loures.
The original palace was built by Archbishop Fernando de Vasconcelos, about 1554 (which is also the archbishop responsible for building the Church of St. Anthony's Tojal). This palace, in turn, replaced an early thirteenth-century house that belonged to Mitra in Lisbon. In the eighteenth century, the first patriarch of Lisbon, D. Thomas Adams, had it rebuilt in baroque style, the taste of the time. The architect responsible for the current traces was the Italian Canaveri, who worked on it until 1732.
The building presents itself in a U shape, the facade of Italian style, there are three Carrara marble, representing the statues of St. Bruno of Cologne (the founder of the Charterhouse), Queen Santa Isabel and the Immaculate Conception. Inside, the typical eighteenth-century Portuguese tiles, blue and white, is characterized by the wealth of themes and high quality pictorial (representations of the seasons, country scenes, hunting or fishing, mythological figures, represented themes emerge in the kitchens cooking ). Some of the tiles were later transferred to the Patriarchal Palace of Sao Vicente de Fora and are now at the National Museum of Ancient Art.
The Palace also includes two lofts, a two-mile pipeline intended to supply two fountains, one of them monumental, it also constructs the eighteenth century.
Throughout the twentieth century has undergone several restoration works funded by the Directorate-General for National Buildings and Monuments, which currently are based in the Palace of the facilities of Mitra's House Gaiato.
The whole of the palace, aqueduct, lofts, fountains, a chapel and even the monumental entrance gate is protected as a cultural heritage building by decree No. 30762 of September 26, 1940 and 32973 of August 18 1943.
Google translation from Portuguese Wikipedia (sorry for any inconvenience)
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off
Critiques | Translate
bona (13737) 2011-08-02 9:58
Olá Paulo, que belo local? Gosto muito da arquitetura e de como você capturou boas cores e nitidez mesmo com o tempo nublado.
Bom trabalho fotográfico.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-08-02 10:55
Ola Paulo ,
Está muito bonita esta tua foto , gostei muito das cores e das texturas fortes, não conhecia este lugar com este palácio , beleza o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-02 11:18
Nice architectural shot with nice chosen POV...good HDR effect...lovely cloudy weather...
Good exposure controlled with nice light management...nice color contrast & sharpness...
V good shot with nice Note...
lousat (92110) 2011-08-02 11:49
Hi Paulo,this pic is a great pleasure for my eyes.Magnificent place and fantastic choice of point of view,ans a very professional work in pp,maybe a light HDR? Very impressive light balance,colors and sharpness,i like it..a lot!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano
PaulVDV (29199) 2011-08-02 11:50
Very beautiful architecture picture with an excellent light managment.
The stormy sky is a great backdrop and the shadows of the clouds create more variety on the pavement
of the square.
Best regards, Paul
adramad (46034) 2011-08-02 12:04
Soberbia composicion de este imponente palacio que no conocia, el lugar se ve muy interesante y los dos edificios crean una plaza magnifica, esas nubes amenazadoras dan un efecto muy bello a la imagen.
Muy buena nitidez, perfecta iluminacion y un colorido tambien ideal. Buen trabajo y nota muy interesante.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2011-08-02 12:38
Ciao Paulo, great POV on wonderful palace, fantastic Grey sky and splenddi light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bartekp (4746) 2011-08-02 13:31
Very good composition and HDR as well.
Have a nice evening
kordinator (20521) 2011-08-02 14:03
Very rich informative text of this palace.
Nice architecture under dramaticsky.
Excellent perspective and schedule details in the picture.
Ulegant pabioramic formazt and frame for this your very nice composition,.
gervaso (14243) 2011-08-02 16:23
A arquitetura é uma beleza, e esse céu carregado de nuvens escuras ficou muito bem fotografado! Não sei como é o dia a dia do lugar, mas essa hora mais vazia, sem turistas (estariam com medo da chuva?), ajudou bastante na foto. Belo trabalho!
emka (98894) 2011-08-02 23:52
Such a big square, compslitely deserted, with menacing sky above, looks a bit scary. Nice colours and great sharpness.
Hava a beautiful day
Graal (102928) 2011-08-03 0:09
very nice palace. Good shot. Pp like HDR. Fine effect. Style and details of architecture are beautiful.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (59279) 2011-08-03 0:48
Very fine scene, a beautiful postcard from that place. Good effects and textures.
Have a good day.
sacimar (26295) 2011-08-03 7:52
bonita imagen, me gustan mucho los tonos y colores, los detalles son magnificos, incluso el cielo nublado es interesante, bien visto,
s_lush (16134) 2011-08-03 12:20
With this masterfully taken picture and very informative note, you have made a perfectly good presentation of such an impressive architectural monument. In the picture, you have managed using the bad weather as an advantage for getting such a strong aesthetic effect. Very well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-04 1:27
A superb sky very well collcetd which give a particulary and little mysterious athmospher to this beautiful composition. The PO well selecetd and the large FG give a plesanat depht to the image.
Have a nice day,
geoant68 (331) 2011-08-05 6:35
the complex of the Palace of Mitra,is well captured with the U shape to dominates the image.The main entrance looks magnificent with the lot of details as the facade of the left building.
Kielia (24077) 2011-08-05 7:50
this is a very poetic impression of this beautiful architecture. The gentle colors and the nice light create a pleasant atmosphere. The photographer’s perspective is outstanding. What I like most is the interesting sky. A wonderful image, TFS!
Longroute (19396) 2011-08-05 8:32
This architecture is very harmonious and its disposition in this square creates a very neat and balanced composition. There is a good proportions balance between earth and sky and a very good sense of depth and space. Once again you exploited well the bad weather to produce an evocative and interesting image. Excellent sharpness and contras as in all your photos.
Have a nice evening,
ikeharel (72227) 2011-08-06 0:53
Very typical architecture's - remind me of Coimbra at the law-school's yard. Good POV to show a vast praca within the palace.
The storm clouds enhances as a drama to occure there...
Bom fim de semana,
abmdsudi (54619) 2011-08-06 1:17
This old historic palace is still a beautiful building and I love the soft colours on the stonework as well as its surrounding. Well worth a visit! I like the detail and the textured pavement in the foreground, an excellent angle to shoot from in this rather moody day, dramatic sky and surreal look. Great architectural shot, Congrats
josepmarin (58359) 2011-08-07 9:34
un buen encuadre para poder captar la espléndida arquitectura de este palacio, mediante un ángulo visual muy eficiente.
Las nubes y el cielo tienen una gran potencia estética y dan un elegante toque dramático a la composición.
La imagen tiene mucha nitidez, buena profundidad y una luz perfecta.
danos (98561) 2011-08-08 2:56
the view of Mitra Palace with the cloudy sky to enhance the light falling on the buildings.I like the L shape of the image with the main iron entrance of the Palace,to be so well decorated.
Have a good week,Danos
adores (45641) 2011-08-09 18:42
Esta edição já se está a tornar conhecida por aqui:)! Gosto do resultado. E o pov também estã muito bom para mostrar este palácio bem pouco conhecido por aqui.
gunbud (34066) 2011-08-09 20:22
The steel blue sky makes a splendid backdrop for this lovely architecture to stand out against.
The richly textured stone street makes a lovely lead-n to this beautiful square.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-08-12 7:10
i like the emptiness of this place, amazing colors and light, beautiful details.
mkamionka (37247) 2011-08-13 4:18
beautiful architecture and fantastic sky.
I would never expect such a sky in Portugal.
I don't know if it is just the processing but it really feels like it was taken at the very late evening.
The clouds enhance this dark atmosphere.
Have a great weekend,
TopGeo (38216) 2011-08-19 12:20
Hello Paulo! I saw your latest pictures and I like a lot of information! Vibrant colors, options and issues impressive landscapes and features excellent details provide valuable interesting!Great photo, perfectly balanced framing and composition, amazing perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful colours! and light HDR! Thank
yeln (11516) 2011-08-24 22:13
odlično narejeno in zelo dobra izbira POV!! bravo!!
sacavem (18620) 2011-09-04 11:40
Um belo local historico para fotografar,boa composição, com clareza e boa gestão de luz.A nitidez é excelente, eu gosto do pp.
halikarnas (7682) 2011-09-13 8:16
Molta bene fotografia.
Bulutlar evlerin arkasında mükemmel olmuş.
Çok güzel bir çekim.
bornav (486) 2012-05-17 23:06
Beautiful architectural photography, the low lying dark clouds make the image look even more wonderful along with the remarkable monuments!
- Copyright: Paulo Goncalves (Juntas) (7960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX, Hoya 52mm Circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-02 9:38