Monday, 2 April 2012

Tombs And Cloisters



Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, built 1186-1250, Évora (108 kms SE of Lisbon), Portugal
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23 comments:

Arija said...

Just beautiful . . . I'm still smiling.

Dina said...

It seems like a strange place for them.

JM said...

@Dina: Actually it's not uncommon in old sites like this.

Team G Square said...

Wow , pictures are lovely .....

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful Gothic architecture!

Cezar and Léia said...

Um lugar mágico!Suas fotos estão belissimas!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful place, wonderful captures, JM! So peaceful!

Sylvia

Siddhartha Joshi said...

These are both beautiful!

Lowell said...

Your photo is beautiful. But don't you wonder why certain institutions seem to have an inordinate amount of interest in death...and it's like they don't want to let go...so tombs are placed in conspicuous places like this...

Wait, I hear a song: "Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones..."

Okay, I'm done!

Fabien said...

Superbe atmosphère, toute en sobriété.

Filip Demuinck said...

Both pictures are amazing.

Greetings,
Filip

DeeBee L. said...

Beautiful volumes, love Gothic and the graves just belong there!

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

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful place. Diane

Gemma Wiseman said...

Solid, bold yet graceful architecture! Love the strength of the architecture in the first photo!

Julie said...

These photographs are stunning in their clarity and their intense colour, Jose.

The tombs arrayed like that remind me of hospital gurneys in a corridor, though.

Francisca said...

Beautiful place. So who lies in those tombs?

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely stunning!

Wren said...

Lovely photos. I love the architecture.

Elisa said...

Awesome place JJ!

Sondra said...

that is VERY OLD..and beautiful!!

JM said...

@Francisca: Some important clergymen for sure, although I don't know who they are.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome & amazing

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures from this special place.