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Water feature on a grand scale

By AngelaR
Still in Madeira, at the Monte gardens. This is the lower part of the gardens showing part of the lake and the waterfall. Some of the imaginative design reminded me a little of Portmeirion in Wales. Each of the levels can be reached by steps or sloping paths. There are many bird boxes, such as that hanging above here, and the swans and ducks and fish have feeders around the lake.

Comments and crits welcome - please look large if you can - thanks.

Tags: Waterfalls Statues Architecture Flowers and plants Madeira Funchal Landscape and travel Monte gardens

Voters: watchart, laurab, stevenb and 17 more

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14 May 2007 11:20PM
laurab 19 53 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 11:22PM
My first thought was Portmeirion too!

Looks a great place.
stevenb Plus
19 282 7 England
14 May 2007 11:29PM
A beautiful scene well captured , your composition is spot on Angela, do you think if you removed the one lamp post & the couple of tourists it would help any, Its all down to what you think.

Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
14 May 2007 11:30PM
Neat shot.

Hope you did a long exposure too for the blurry waterfalls, etc.?

chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 4:43AM
this is just stunning, superb image
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 7:12AM
A beautiful composition.
ann_g 18 19 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 5:37PM
Looks a fascinating place, reminded me of Portmeirion too.

Ann Smile
AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 6:01PM
Thanks all - hope you have found these of interest - will definitely be re-visiting.
sandrish 18 36 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 6:16PM
Absolutely wonderful scene, very well composed.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 6:21PM
Thanks Sandra.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2268 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 6:26PM
Nice composition, love all the arches and the little bridge.
foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
15 May 2007 7:20PM
What a wonderful image Angela,like this one a lot.
brayzo 15 England
16 May 2007 11:25PM
Its looks so lovely.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
16 May 2007 11:37PM
Thanks for the further comments.
una 19 10 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 3:47PM
Stunning image, great composition.

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