Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Photo by Sailor Girl of the pavement in front of the monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in Belém, Lisbon). It features a mosaic decoration (a gift from South Africa in 1960) showing a world map with the routes of various Portuguese explorers inside a wind rose.

9 comments:

jc said...

Um bom dia para ti Marinheira!A música hoje está bem melhor....Dire Straits! Esta batida põem toda a gente a dar à perna!Já há muito tempo que não ouvia isto!Obrigado.

Sailor Girl said...

Obrigada, jc (a música acompanha a Nota Voadora da coluna da direita), e obrigada pelo aviso do post da Amiga SWT!!!

Olivier said...

vraiment très beau, cela me fait penser a des Mandalas.

very beautiful, it makes me think has Mandalas.

Sailor Girl said...

Vous avez raison, Olivier! You are so right, Olivier!!! I had never thought about it that way!!!!

Rambling Round said...

A neat way to honor the explorers.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A very nice mosaic. I am glad the explorers were or are recognized in this permanent way. Nice photo too.

Gata Verde said...

Linda Lisboa! Adorei a foto...

Beijos

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous!!

Jim said...

Wow! I thought it was a small medallion size mosaic and didn't realize how large it was until I enlarged it and saw the people walking across it. Absolutely gorgeous. Are there any other mosaics as large as this?