This is an "alminha", one of many that can still be found in this mountain.
Alminhas are little shrines usually placed along the roads, where passers stop for a while, to pray for the souls and the dead people. There are several types and it's frequent to find candles there.
I found this one in the village I've shown on the first photo. It's on the wall of an old schist house in ruins and it's a very simple painting, so full of meaning but painted in a very popular style. This is one of those details I just love to find in such remote places.
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Corry (4506) 2014-03-29 20:53
Beau plan rapproché sur ce petit sanctuaire qui a conservé ses belles couleurs. Bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
emka (72206) 2014-03-29 23:56
Hola Ana, Haha, I have never seen a scene like this. Wonderful this small shrine and old walls. Lovely shot.
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COSTANTINO (50649) 2014-03-30 10:39
thanks for sharing a different shot with us
I red your useful notes about alminha
usually placed along the roads where
passers stop for a while to pray
have a nice new week
SnapRJW (28828) 2014-03-30 22:53
Hello Ana - The Naive style painting is as meaningful to the faithful as any grand fresco in a church. Here we see the simple faith displayed in DL and I like that. The meaning behind of the painting is very direct isn't it?
dekanski (2180) 2014-03-31 9:12
as we have come to expect from you - beautiful, informative and interesting!
Waylim (24952) 2014-04-21 9:42
Charming and down to earth kind of place with people combined nature and architecture. The drawing is really authentic and original. and I like how is frame with the natural rocks and arch. Good shot.
fritzi007 (2441) 2014-04-23 22:33
gravação bonita, interessante. Em Portugal, as pessoas ainda estão acreditando que na Áustria. Um trabalho muito bom, especialmente a simplicidade da área da imagem é impressionante, parabéns!
Desejo-lhe um bom dia
jmdias (51941) 2014-07-16 17:49
creio não ter visto destas na região dos meus velhos. vi cruzes nos encruzos e capelinhas de azulejo. muito bacana esta pintura tão singela. gosto muito do arredor arruinado e da luz indireta que vc arrumou aqui. linda foto, fala da alma de Portugal, ou ao menos o que ela um dia foi.
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- Date Taken: 2014-03-23
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