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Things - Palácio de Pena


This compilation shows some details, that I thought worth taking pictures of. The pictures use a picture, I have taken of the wall from close by, as background. The open space in the montage (below the statue of Triton [looks more like a green man]) shows something that someone carved into the brick at some stage. It is a rectangular (almost square), divided into 5 triangles; the letters P A at the top, right and an arrow pointing in the direction of the letters.


I just like that squinting lion, looking more scared than fierce.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Oct 2017, 00:50
They are all interesting pieces, Louis, and I am impressed with the excellent montage backdrop.
Louis: Thank you Ray - I sometimes take these shots to use as backdrops, but seldom get to use them.
Wow! Those things are amazing!!!
Louis: There are a lot more to see at the palace - but then you have to visit it smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Oct 2017, 04:11
Très belles sculptures.
Louis: Je suis d'accord avec vous, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Oct 2017, 06:37
The lion looks friendly, the face quite mad - whilst the man with a tree growing out of his head seems a trifle stressed Louis
Louis: The man is supposed to be Triton, some merman of the mythology. What the tree is supposed to signify, is beyond me - maybe it is supposed to be some sea plant.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:24
Wonderful details! Great art!
Louis: Bedankt, Phile. Dit is een speciale plekje.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:40
Some fascinating figures Louis.
Louis: Quite so, thank you, gutteridge.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:51
Some very nice touches. Is that a merman with TWO tails, Louis?
Louis: Thank you Lisl. The merman is supposed to be Triton, the son of Poseidon god of the sea and is herald for his father. The two tails is a mystery - the artist must have seen it as an extension of the legs.
some very interesting details Louis
Louis: There are a lot more to see at the palace - but then you have to visit it smile
The lion and the shells are my favorite.
Louis: The lion reminded me of the "scaredy cat" expression. The whole set-up with the shells is so well preserved, in spite of its age.
This is an excellent presentation Louis, I like the two top corner shots especially.
Louis: Thank you Brian. There will be more windows coming up.
> The lion's expression is my favourite of the pix.
Louis: Thank you Jacquelyn - we share that sentiment.
quite a few belligerent faces although i agree with you about the lion, Louis. i liked the yellow of the wall too.
Louis: Thank you Ayush - many picture opportunities.
Very artistic...
Louis: Yes, King Ferdinand II who commissioned all of this was an artist in own right.
Krazy Kastle! smile
Louis: Full of it, Tom smile

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