Saturday, 25 February 2012

Roman Temple



... and the Lóios Convent, which is a hotel now.
Évora (108 kms SE of Lisbon), Portugal

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful photo and a lovely place to visit.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific ruin, gorgeous blue skies, perfect composition and a wonderful post for the day, JM! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

What a gorgeous photo! It's so well-exposed and the sky forms the perfect backdrop! But the Convent Church makes the whole thing sparkle. Thing is, I wonder if the Convent Church will last as long as the Roman temple? :-)

bailey-road.com said...

The ancient columns rising into that brilliant blue sky are beautiful.

Halcyon said...

I almost thought this was Greece from the first shot. I love old ruins, especially when they're backed by a blue sky. Really beautiful shots today!

Team G Square said...

Marvelous captures.

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

Interesting photos. I was never interested in history at school, but since moving to France I love these sort of places and finding out about them :) Diane

DeeBee L. said...

What a fantastic setting for an hotel! This is the sort of place where i'd like to stay!

tapirgal said...

I'd love to stay there!

Bengts fotoblogg said...

What a beautiful place, great shots.

Fotonita said...

Both photos are very nice.
Love the strong blue sky!

Nice weekend to you! : )

Carolina Tavares said...

Évora já está na minha lista e de certo o templo romano. Agora, deve ser interessante ficar hospedada neste hotel.

NixBlog said...

Great capture showing contrast between 'older' and 'newer'!

Jean said...

Oh My...super cool!!!

Andrea said...

Hi JM, i always love the quality of your photos, and of course i envy the places you've been to! I am glad i was at Angkor Wat before you did, haha! When you go there don't visit just the main Angkor Wat temple, as a lot of nearby temples are also very interesting and have unique qualities of their own.

Cezar and Léia said...

Those guys reached really far, didn't they? Wish I have the opportunity to see the Roman remnants in Portugal some day.
God bless you!
Cezar

Sondra said...

WOW,,,,is very old gorgeous!!