E.J.Wilkins

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Pena Palace, Sintra

Another view of the Pena Palace at Sintra in Portugal.

Left 'as is'  from a picture taken last summer, to show the huge rock incorporated into the structure of the building. There are several of these, rather than try to remove the rocks they built round them.


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Pena Palace, Sintra

Another view of the Pena Palace at Sintra in Portugal.

Left 'as is'  from a picture taken last summer, to show the huge rock incorporated into the structure of the building. There are several of these, rather than try to remove the rocks they built round them.


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comments (17)

look at the contrastng colors!! Very nice.
EJWilkins: The place is full of these contrasts, it's amazing to visit. Thanks Dotun smile
je suis certain que j'adorerai ce pays. me reste donc une seule chose à faire: y aller. merce en totu cas par ces photos de me donner l'envie.
EJWilkins: Merci beaucoup Objectif-Plume. Je suis certain si vous visitez le Palais de Pena au Portugal que vous l'aimerez. (via Babelfish)
I agree the colours are wonderful. And there are lots of nice simple, strong geometric shapes. Good one.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dane, it's sad that the palace needs a lot of attention because it's a fabulous place.
An original architecture here. Nice colors and good framing.
EJWilkins: Yes, Florence, it's 'very' original architecture, I've never seen anywhere like it before.
Nice one Ellie, did you get a shot with the arches out over the view?
EJWilkins: Thanks Daniel ... you'll have to wait and see! ;-)
That's a nice series of yours Ellie and I learn about portuguese's architecture as well!
EJWilkins: Thank you Dafredo. There are some fabulous buildings in Portugal, the same as in any country. I hope, maybe, you can visit there one day.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2006, 13:49
good color scene
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 Nov 2006, 14:18
Here we go with the architectural madness again. I like this one even better than the last picture of this palace.
EJWilkins: Yes, it does look a bit whacky doesn't it? Almost as if the architect had been told to include 'one of everything' in the building.
Superb composition Ellie, lovely colours and lighting. Beautiful picture. Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, but you should compliment the sun for the lighting and the architect for the colours, I shouldn't take the credit for those. Glad you like the shots, I've got a few more but I don't want it to look too much like a travel brochure. ;-)
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2006, 20:15
Fine clock Ellie grin nice set of tones coming through here....
EJWilkins: Yes, well, talk about embarrassing .. the first time I get a proper queue organised and I manage to choose something similar to yours. Have you noticed how it happens though, people choose to put similar shots onto the site the same day?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Nov 2006, 21:23
Fairy castle built on a rock. Good shot and the angles well used.
EJWilkins: Thanks Louis, the palace really does look like a fairy tale castle perched on the top of a mountain ... you'll see what I mean when I come to the last of these pictures. wink
lovely colors Ellie and beautiful windows! wink
EJWilkins: Thank you Nicola, I know you like windows ... I am pleased you like those in this building.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 7 Nov 2006, 23:23
Almost looks like something one sees in LEGO land grin

Suby
EJWilkins: grin yes, it does doesn't it ... but this is for real, honestly it is.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2006, 02:42
Everyone else has already said it but it really feels like such a playful place, almost like a make-believe, miniature toyland. I love that the architect worked with the huge rocks, instead of against them. That, too, seems playful!
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2006, 14:51
that is interesting why the architects/builders left the rocks, it strikes me as very informal and endowed with artistic thought because its not like people tried to be so abstract back then - things like palaces were always so official dont you think?
Do you know how old the building is?
Not a bad shot either but I think you may have missed the flag which would have been nice to get in there...
Looks like something out of a fantasy. Beautiful yet surreal.
  • Rich
  • Stevenage, UK
  • 8 Dec 2006, 14:06
Some excellent shots from Sintra, I was there last month but literally only passing through - and felt so damned car sick that i failed to point the Fuji in any of the right directions!!

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