Friday, 24 April 2009

Monserrate on ebay

Early hand-tinted postcard of palacio, shewing Triton Fountain surrounded by Yuccas. The attic windows in the tower were added sometime after initial construction (late 19th. C. ?). The very earliest postcards do not have these windows (in the cornice). Notice the tiles on lateral roof and the lead-coloured cupola - not red. Walls covered in creepers. The stone trim to the flower bed is still in place today.

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