This is one etail of of Palacio da Pena where the mix of styles is well visibel: you see french lelies and moorisch lines in one place. The rithem of the lines and strong colours strikes us.
Palácio da Pena, is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky peaks of the Serra de Sintra.
The Palace dates back to 1839, when the King Consort Dom Fernando II of Saxe Coburg-Gotha (1816-1885) bought the ruins of the Hieronymite Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Pena and started to adapt it for use as a residence, according to his Romantic taste.
As his director of the works, Baron von Eschwege put into effect the King's revivalist ideas and round the restored ruins of the monastery raised a majestic pastiche inspired by the palaces and castles of Bavaria. Fanciful to an extreme, the architectural fabric of Pena finds much of its inspiration in the Moorish, Gothic and Manueline motifs of Portuguese art, as well as in the Wagnerian spirit of the Schinkel Castles of Central Europe. It is to be noted that of the former 16th Century monastery there were preserved the Manueline cloister and the chapel.
At this re-post i reduce de noise balanced the light and use another frame
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Bergenphotos (2454) 2010-03-21 15:09
Nice detail from Portuguese art and an informal note. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Fredrik.
sabermonajati (8989) 2010-03-22 2:55
cloud in background exist nice image from tomb.
Charo (51210) 2010-03-22 15:37
Geweldig vangen van deze koepel van een van de paleizen van deze prachtige villa. Optima definitie met uitstekende licht en kleuren.
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-24 2:56
bello il taglio verticale con l'architettura che conduce alla grande cupola dorata.
Foto molto brillante dai colori vivi e dalla splendida luce,
giorgimer (34814) 2010-03-24 3:21
very nice detail, excellent quality, good POV
plimrn (21344) 2010-03-25 19:47
The dome stands out well against the now noise-free clarity of the blue sky; the cloud detail is better in the original.
Have you seen the new Photofolia website by a group of former TE members? It's at http://www.photofolia.net
shevchenko (19051) 2010-03-25 22:20
Clear to show the feuture of dome, it is unique made by mosaics, a lots of geometrical shapes showing in this photo, tidy shoot, informative note, thanks for sharing.
resat1972 (7316) 2010-03-28 9:41
beautiful square. india thought before. wonderful colors and light.
Greetings from Turkiye.
ciakgiak (30407) 2010-03-28 10:58
the color of the dome is splendid, and its beauty is emphasizes by the beautiful light and by the contrast with the blu sky. I also like the elements that you put in FG that give depht and interest to your beautiful architectural shot.
yeln (11504) 2010-06-27 1:09
wow. amazing view with beautiful colors. Sky is perfect. portugal is really very beautiful country. congratulations.
- Copyright: kik ko (kiks) (11749)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-00-00
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-21 15:00