Praca do Comercio

PORTUGAL: Praca do Comercio

Title: Praca do Comercio
Original: $450.00
Size: 7.25in X 9in
Medium: watercolor and pencil
Location & Date: Lisbon, Portugal
George’s Postcard Note: In Lisbon everyone enters an enormous plaza, built as the signature open space where the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, which killed tens of thousands, had destroyed the royal palace. French style was β€œin,” so buildings defining the space were given all the flourishes of the time. Yes, the stucco is that yellow – and often that intense in the bright sun. A Triumphal Arch is focal point at the north end of the square.