This is Monserrate, one of the most beutiful palaces at Sintra/ The gardens are also incredible with vegetation from all over the world.
The designer of this little romantic palace was James Knowles Jr. and it was built in 1858 on the initiative of Francis Cook, Viscount Monserrate, being one of the most interesting examples of Sintra Romanticism. A work in the Romantic-Orientalist spirit, with its great circular tower, bulbous cupolas and exotic decoration, the building recalls in particular the famous Brighton Pavilion of Nash, and English Romantic architecture.
However, as José Augusto França says, "Monserrate has a somewhat different scenographic sense, based on a greater wealth of archaeological details", constituted by its inspirational roots which - via English sources - are grafted on to the Moghul architecture. A unique case of Romanticism in Portugal.
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danos (80252) 2014-02-06 8:11
nice the view of the round and colourful building in Moserrate gardens,with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours and the beauty of the place.I like the quality of the scene as the excellent presentation.
Didi (52415) 2014-02-06 8:23
Interesting view on the palace
With a very good lights ambiance
Good sharp picture
rbassin (14435) 2014-02-06 8:50
Une photo bien cadrée, l'architecture de ce bâtiment est bien mise en valeur.
cornejo (24573) 2014-02-06 9:15
Hello Kik, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting postcard of this beautiful and interesting castle, very well captured in this beautiful image with good framing, good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Nicou (109629) 2014-02-06 9:47
quelle vue et compo superbe image et captage quel beau jardin aussi et l'entrée la façade superbe vue de ce monastère et rendu sur la pierre.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (58184) 2014-02-06 15:01
Very beautiful building and surroundings!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
papagolf21 (80932) 2014-02-07 0:17
Somptueuse image à tous points de vue. Le sujet est magnifiquement présenté. Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Une grande réussite, bravo !
Kamilutka (5683) 2014-02-07 2:27
I am so jealous now, because I missed this gorgeous place during mu trip to Lisbon. What a stunning architecture and would not look out of place somewhere in Arabian countries.
Good POV which allows to see the whole building and some of its surroundings. Well balanced composition with strong main subject and loads of details to discover step by step.
Very nice colors and well handled light.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
abmdsudi (35282) 2014-02-07 6:25
What a wonderful celebration of the style and history in this beautifully ornated piece of architecture, and interesting narrative. Brilliantly caught and composed in subtle light, the colours are very saturated and pin sharp in focus. This reminds me of a postcard! Superb capture to be proud off, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (109249) 2014-02-07 6:58
Ciao Kik, great view of fantastic architecture, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
williamcoombs1 (245) 2014-02-25 7:41
This is another dramatic, delicate photo from Sintra. Your use of delicate colour and light are perfect, and the composition is marvelous. I can almost feel the heat of a July day in Portugal!
- Copyright: kik ko (kiks) (11743)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60, Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G, Miranda circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Amazing Castles and Palaces of Europe, Romantic Sintra [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-06 7:54