Hi dear TE friends
This picture is from place famous, much photographed but rarely seen in TE.
Included in the area of Chiado is the Largo do Carmo, with its jacarandas. In this square, stand the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, built in the century XIV, which is currently installed the Archaeological Museum of Caramel.
In front of the convent is the Chafariz do Carmo (1771), supplied by the Águas Livres Aqueduct, through the gallery of Loreto.
Half wall with the convent, is the Quarter of Caramel, owned by the National Republican Guard that had a very important role during the April 25, 1974, having been chosen by Marcello Caetano to flee the revolution, and it was the main stage of the revolution, as the site of the surrender of New State to the military. On the other side of the convent, found the former Palace Valadares, building that has had several uses. This building stands in the place where was founded the first portuguese university in the time of D. Dinis, before being transferred to Coimbra.
Among the Convento do Carmo and Valadares Palace, stands the gate of access to the Santa Justa Elevator, which binds to the Largo do Carmo Lower Pombalina, including the Street of Gold.
In this large, we find the Church of the Third Order of Our Lady of Caramel, which is usually unnoticed by a normal building of housing. In the same building, was founded the current Montepio General in the nineteenth century.
This broad has become well known for its terraces, besides being the scene of several shootings, both of fiction films or documentaries, films and commercials.
The Largo do Carmo is located in the parish of Sacramento.
Today the whole area is very well preserved, restaurants, small cafés are abundant, and even music and traditional dance are performed here during the summer.
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ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-05-26 23:42
Como li a nota, faço uma pequena observação para que possas repensar no que dizes sobre a primeira "English university" no tempo do D. Dinis.
Quanto à foto, está linda e o conjunto de cores é excelente. As jacarandás são árvores magníficas, não haja dúvida.
Quando tiveres tempo, reserva uma mesa para podermos jantar juntos, OK?
luciola (2942) 2009-05-26 23:44
The original color of flowering trees, nice composition, beautiful photo.
dip (23888) 2009-05-26 23:46
wonderful photo of the place,amazing colors combination,very good POV and light management,good capture of the scene!
the WS is also very nice but I prefer the original version,
faubry (35447) 2009-05-26 23:50
hello Aires, i am very glad to come here, this wonderful place! nice colors flowers and good presentation
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-05-26 23:50
Well seen, the view is beautiful, great colours and a good composition. The lighting is well done.
jasmis (58012) 2009-05-26 23:54
Both splendid. Superb colours of flowers. Fine almost summer presentation.
Regards my dear friend.
giorgimer (34941) 2009-05-27 0:10
there's a lovable mood in this shot, the place is wonderful, I like a lot the colors of the trees. I prefer the original version, in my opinion there's too much dominance of the monument in the WS.
Gerrit (51935) 2009-05-27 0:19
The colotrs are great and the scenery seems easy and relaxed.
The purple flowering trees are magnificent.
delkoo (68) 2009-05-27 0:38
for sure , the trees in blossom adds a nice touch of colors into the photo, nice place to take lunch under shadow of the big umbrellas.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-05-27 0:42
Splendid shot of this place with attractive compositio and beautiful details. The atmosphere of the photo is great, excellent lights and POV. Tfs! Have a nice day!
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-05-27 0:47
Brilliant colour and perfectly exposed. Nice shot, well composed with fine POV looking over this plazza. A nice place to rest.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-05-27 1:41
Ola Aires. I known this place. In my opinion I was born in hometown of Fernando Pessoa. Your picture is superb. Obrigado!
npecanhuk (75110) 2009-05-27 2:40
Esse cantinho de Lisboa é muito agradável e dei uma paradinha por aí para descansar do meu bate perna diário pela cidade!
Luminosidade e cores suaves me agradam bastante!
A composição também foi bem feita e a nitidez bem adequada à imagem!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!
sacavem (18620) 2009-05-27 2:47
Este é para mim o lugar mais mítico de Lisboa.Pois durante alguns anos estudei na escola Veiga Beirão que se vê na foto ao fundo, mesmo ao lado do elevador de Santa Justa.
Obrigado pela bela imagem de recordação.
Um abraço amigo,
kiks (12551) 2009-05-27 3:39
What a wonderful place this must be to sit. Teh colors are wonderful speacialy because of the lila trees.
jhm (152232) 2009-05-27 4:37
I find both pictures very nice, these photograph gives more quiet with the benches.
Lovely place for a good break with a good cup of coffee under the umbrella in the shadow.
Lovely soft colours, very fine for look at. Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
tober (8797) 2009-05-27 7:28
Hello Aires, what a magnificiant photo from one of the most important squares which played an important role in the near past of the Portuguese political life, 1974 Revolution. Those beautiful jacarandas are the bonus. Congratulations. Tolga
jmdias (63974) 2009-05-27 8:07
linda vista urbana, de um cantinho menos visitado da cidade, ao menos não tão fotografado. Gostei muito d aluz, cores e deste pov e enquadramento. os jacarandás-mimosos estão muito bonitos aqui, eles florecem aqui lá por outubro, em buenos aires e montevideo eles dão um show na primavera também
emilbo (22616) 2009-05-27 8:35
Vraiment merveilleuse cette place bien présenté avec un excellent éclairage et qualité d'image. Le monument est superbe et les arbres aux fleurs bleues sont fantastiques. J'irais bien y prendre un bon café tout en admirant cette belle scène. Beau travail et intéressante note.
Félicitations!... et merci de partager,
carper (96) 2009-05-27 10:16
very nice fantastic place Aires,
yes I saw those trees in Spain and in Portugal, they are marvelous, the atmosphere is great and the colors in the shot are great.
I like it a lot, have a nice day
rodgerg (55767) 2009-05-27 10:43
A very nice and famous place of Lisboa. The framing is excellent and the POV very well collected. But I like especially the good (and not easy) mangment of ligh which gice beautiful contrast and nice colours.
windosil (1158) 2009-05-27 12:08
Lovely colours, great sharpness of street texture, very informative note and picture. But the WS is just BEAUTIFUL, with its more restricted colours and closer view of the central feature. I like it better, but enjoy both. Thanks,
wautersw (3647) 2009-05-27 14:12
I've just come back from my first visit to Lisboa and it seem we have been in the same places this weekend (I'll post some pictures later on). I loved this square with these beautiful coloured trees and the strong sweet smell of the trees. TFS
emka (96487) 2009-05-27 14:22
Hi Aires, Beautiful photo, nice effect of these red tables, beautiful the church portal but for me these jacarandas are the most splendid. Both photos beautiful but I prefer the one in WS - there is more of the church.
cfreire (11741) 2009-05-27 14:55
Foto bela, mostrando a presença da primavera, com sua luminosidade suave. Estas árvores floridas estão lindas e como deram um contraste maravilhoso. Elas se parecem com um tipo que tem no Brasil, o ipê roxo, em geral, é bem comum no Sul do país. Bonita mostra. Abraço, Consuelo
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-05-27 15:28
Los colores violetas esos le dan un muy bonito encanto a la foto.
argycon (2769) 2009-05-27 17:23
Although the ws is nice, i like this one better.
Beautiful place presented from a great POV with wonderful spring colors!
danyy (0) 2009-05-27 23:48
un vrai festival de couleurs trsè appétissantes et des arbres qui ont quelque chose de magique. Un très bel endroit qui à certaines heures doit etre bien peuplé et agréable, animé.
Excellent cadrage et mise au point parfaite.
stevesaba (8163) 2009-05-28 6:29
What a beautiful scene. I wish Canada looked like this! The flowering trees are gorgeous, as is the architecture. Glad to hear there is music and dancing here also. Thanks for showing this us this wonderful place. Beautifully framed, with perfect clarity and colors! Nice work! Cheers,
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-05-28 9:17
splendida immagine, con un POV davvero ben costruito, che ci permette di ammirare questa bella piazza nel migliore dei modi.
I colori sono molto belli, soprattutto quelli delle piante, e la luce è meravigliosa. Ottimo lavoro, complimenti.
Un carissimo abbraccio.
patdeph (35748) 2009-05-28 10:36
by seing your photo,I would like to seat at one of this table or on the bench and enjoy to be there!I think that I prefer this version because we can see more colours,as the red on the table,the green of the trees,and of course more purple blossoms!This is superb!
Graal (102752) 2009-05-29 0:04
great palette of colours, amazing blossom trees, beautiful place in Lisboa. Well done photo. I like it a lot.
Muse (34942) 2009-05-29 1:52
De très jolies couleurs et une jolie lumière pour un endroit très agréable.
Cricri (118835) 2009-05-29 4:21
Diffiçile de choisir, je pense que les deux valent un post principal, l'endroit est vraiment charmant, acceuillant, coloré, des bâtiments aussi intéressant, très belle présentation
Good day for you
PixelTerror (0) 2009-05-29 13:35
Nice corner of the city, it all gets a very strong spring impression thanks to the flowered trees.
Have a nice day JY
Emile (20352) 2009-05-29 18:41
Magnifica foto con unas flores color violeta que hacen un precioso contraste con los colores del lugar, tu POV nos permite disfrutar de tanta belleza en esta foto captada con muy buena iluminacion y foco.
La verdad es que si me tengo que decidir por la foto original o por tu WS no tengo la menor duda que elijo esta.
Un fuerte abrazo.
akg (166) 2009-05-29 19:46
This is a very romantic place, so colourful, so well preserved! I like the violet colour of the flowers, green leaves, the red table clothes and the shadow of the tree branches which create magic.
Wonderful photo, lovely shot!
Very warm regards,
ChrisJ (113257) 2009-05-29 20:47
I thought they looked like flowering jacarandas. We have them in Australia, too, & October is when they flower. I believe they are native to South America. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!
ymrk (15079) 2009-05-30 5:56
Wowwwwwwwww,Aires!That look!It's been had a great view,and i'm straightening,i've been love to this flowers and its color.
Take care of yourself,
COSTANTINO (64754) 2009-05-30 12:59
what a lovely,romantic photo..
A photo that has everything..the flowers in lila colour,people all around everybody interested in something eles,architectural details,an excellent postcard remitted to all friends of T.E.
REGARDS AND COMPLIMENTS
racheltafoya (509) 2009-05-30 13:31
Greetings Dear Aires!
I adore jacarandas! This is a colorful capture of an interesting space. There is so much to look at. In fact there are so many vibrant colors and architectural elements within the scene, it took me a good minute of looking at the photo to 'see' the focal point. I see it now: my eye begins at the stone bench with flower petals on it and the 2 women walking on the left. Then I'm drawn to the red table and green chairs. Then to the statue/sculpture (focal point), and up from there into the light blue sky. The monastery with it's amazing, arched door serves as part of the frame here, as do the jacarandas.
I admire the DOF you achieved, and the diagonal line you've created with your POV. Not an easy capture with so much to see! Well done and TFS!
Uhu (8567) 2009-05-31 4:37
Great photo, colors are just unbeleivably exclusive, that's it!
stego (24132) 2009-05-31 8:19
A Primavera em Lisboa... Ele há lá coisa mai linda?! E especialmente neste largo! Escolheste muito bem o PdV, a fonte fica muito bem enquadrada.
Quanto às cores e nitidez, nem digo nada...
Gosto tb. imenso do WS, está igualmente muito bem composto e não é fácil escolher qual prefiro, mas inclino-me para esta, talvez por causa de ter mais profundidade, dada pelo alinhamento do banco e das mesas.
Angshu (56750) 2009-05-31 20:59
Beautiful place indeed in excellent light & colours. You've created good perspective with the bench & the tables, but I really like the violet flowers which add a lot to the picture. Both this & the WS is good, but I think you made a good choice by posting this one. Well done!
adores (45243) 2009-06-03 16:14
Quando aí estivemos isso tinha um ar bem diferente:)!
Pessoalmente gosto mais do enquadramento desta! Já nem me lembrava de ver esse Largo com os jacarandás em flor!As mesas com as toalhas vermelhas são um detalhe excelente!
xuaxo (6846) 2009-06-15 8:22
É verdade, este largo vê-se pouco por aqui. Mas pouco depois desta o Tolga publicou também uma. Aliás, esta junta-se muito bém à série dele com jacarandás (já devia haver um tema).
Gosto mais desta do que a do WS. Gosto mais assim com mais sombra, talvez porque realça mais o resto.
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 23:32
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