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Jane Cumming


Sintra, Portugal

Monserrate Palace is an ornate palace in Sintra, Portugal.
It was built with a combination of Gothic, Indian, and Moorish influences.
Sir Francis Cook purchased the land in the mid 1800s and had the palace built based on places he had seen in the many countries he had visited as a trader.
It has an exotic theme that was inspired by his travels as well as an emphasis on plants both inside and out.
The gardens contain plant species from all around the world and is organized according to geographic origin.
It is one of the most impressive botanical gardens in Portugal and in Europe.
The gardens were so pretty and peaceful and any photos of them really don't do them justice.

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Pierre Martin24-Jun-2018 13:04
superb architecture and picture of it, very impressive!
Jeff Real29-May-2018 13:31
I absolutely love these details
You have captured everything here so beautifully
Julie Oldfield20-May-2018 13:31
Great POV. It is very powerful. V
pkocinski19-May-2018 14:16
Wow - very impressive capture!
Jim Coffman19-May-2018 13:11
Awesome detail in this well composed capture, Jane!
Lamar Nix19-May-2018 13:08
Ornate , and how! It's a real showplace and compelling image - I would hate to be the caretaker for this palace! V
Carl Carbone19-May-2018 13:04
Very nicely composed and captured.
Marcia Colelli19-May-2018 12:13
Very beautiful capture of the wonderful unique architecture. V
Anitta19-May-2018 07:02
Oh! You went there! Loved the place! V
Nirvan Hope19-May-2018 03:13
Yes, exotic and ornate, wonderfully fanciful architecture.
woody3419-May-2018 01:36
What a beautiful building , speaks very much to me of time spent in India. lovely shot..V
globalgadabout19-May-2018 00:47
both fancy and intriguing...the place looks and sounds like a real treasure..
Hank Vander Velde19-May-2018 00:46
Excellent well composed shot of this beautiful building.
Graeme18-May-2018 21:56
A beautiful building, Jane.BV
Johnny JAG18-May-2018 20:52
Very ornate
exzim18-May-2018 20:20
No matter what you say, I thing your photos are great Jane
Walter Otto Koenig18-May-2018 16:04
What a hodge podge of architectural styles, but it works so well together. Nice composition and detail. "V"
danad18-May-2018 15:24
Superb ornaments and tones. V.
joseantonio18-May-2018 15:04
I missed this one. A lovely reason to go back.V.
Helen Betts18-May-2018 14:08
Great display of the exotic influences on this unique building. V.
Helen Betts18-May-2018 14:07
Great display of the exotic influences on this unique building. V.
Neil Marcus18-May-2018 14:02
It captures the attention with its design. Looking forward to the garden."V"
Nick Paoni18-May-2018 13:12
It looks so beautiful and ornate.
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