Combing O Palácio de Sintra

My parents own a villa in a little aldeia near to Sintra, and we usually explore our surroundings whenever we go. However, this trip was little more memorable as my sister was 9 years old and actually wanted to do a lot of walking for once. Me and her wandered into Sintra to visit the little market shops, go for lunch and visit the palace.

Now, I was not expecting what I did find inside. The palace exterior is painted bright white and creamy mustard yellow, has very regal concrete stairs with a fountain opposite, below the arches into palace. As exquisite as it is, it does not truly represent what you are gonna find inside this beauty.DSC03853.JPG

The palace, which has a very colourful history, contains royal chandeliers in most rooms (expectedly actually), but on some walls  there are Spanish-influenced and china blue tiles, patterned tapestry rugs on the floor, ceramics and architectural erosion.

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The Swan Room In 1484, King Joāo II granted permission for this room to be held as the location for the Espírito Santo Festival for local residents.

 

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Coat of Arms Room

 

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Here are some of my drawings and paintings from the visit and inspired by my photographs:

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Although these two drawings (layered over each other) are rough sketches from the Coat of Arms room, they really remind me of Antonio Gaudi’s work and I may look further into his work located in Barcelona, as it will most likely have Spanish tile within too.

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I really love painting the tile patterns with watercolour as watercolour creates such a nice effect of light but also of the delicacy of the tile.

 

So, even though I have done my own interpretations of the things I have seen during the Palace of Sintra trip, I have found more interpretations of a contemporary style on Pinterest:

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