Monday, 7 February 2011

1st Century Roman Temple


Évora, Portugal

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastica surpresa, eu preciso visitar Évora!O lugar é maravilhoso e suas fotos são incríveis!
Que lindo céu azul!
Léia

DeeBee L. said...

Absolutely love this temple (i have a passion for ancient architecture...). Great photo, great colours!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love the top shot with the horse and carriage next to the remains. Beautiful photo. Diane

Jacob said...

Thank you for this...gives another whole perspective to the temple and its surroundings. I wonder what exactly when on there 2,000 years ago?

Do you know anything of the cult of Mithras in the first few centuries of the common era? A very fascinating story.

Jacob said...

Oh, I meant to add how great that first shot is with the horse and carriage. Is that how you got around town to take your photos? ;-)

Wouldn't be a bad way to go, though...right?

joo said...

I love the first photo! Will have to visit Portugal sooner or later.

magda said...

Wonterful photos !!!
Greetings

Siddhartha Joshi said...

These images are just stunning...loved the blue!

I didn't even know there were Roman temples in Portugal as well...rather ignorant of me, I guess...

Sylvia K said...

Ah, and more of those wonderful, ancient buildings! Superb captures as always! Love the horse drawn carriage, too!

Sylvia

Filip Demuinck said...

Looks like a nice place

Barb said...

Great mix of modern and ancient architecture....Barb

Celia na Italia said...

Visitei Évora uma única vez mas A D O R E I!

Andy said...

Beautiful piece of history and two beautiful photos. Keep on clicking.

Y. Ikeda said...

Beautiful photos of the remains of Roman Empire! The second photo is breathtaking.
Thanks for sharing.

Klatuu o embuçado said...

Pictures of the Roman Villa of Sao Cucufate
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Cheers!

Photo Cache said...

I had no idea that there are ruins in Portugal. Thanks for the education.

Klatuu o embuçado said...

You are welcome.

Check this out also: The Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex, the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, Guadalupe, Évora, Portugal.

Francisca said...

The beautiful remains of a great empire.

tapirgal said...

I like both photos, but the first with the horses and carriage is really striking with the varied contents and wonderful composition! The Romans really got around, didn't they? :)

Fabien said...

J'aime beaucoup la composition de la seconde qui évoque parfaitement le charme d'Evora.

Cezar and Léia said...

I knew the Romans had made it to Portugal (the fellas went far from home in their time, didn't they?) but never saw any image of their feats in Portugal, this is really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
God bless you!
Cezar