This is the old Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança (Our Lady of Hope), situated at the top of a hill, a few kms far from Alcáçovas. It was built in the same place of a former Manueline church devoted to Senhora da graça. It belonged to the Dominican Order and was inhabited by a small community of monks till the 18th century, when the Order was extinguished and it become private property. During the last centuries, many miracles and supernatural events have been attributed to Nossa Senhora da Esperança and every year there's feast in this place. There's a procession and the people from Alcáçovas and nearby villages come and spend the day in this place.
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holmertz (43619) 2014-06-22 7:06
The photo seems to me slightly dark, but it is a nice composition. The church and the high wall look impressive and the man walking by is well placed. The clouds are very impressive too.
dta (70313) 2014-06-22 7:28
Ola Ana ,
Très belle atmosphère et ciel impressionnant . LA présence du marcheur est intéressante . Cette belle église mériterait d'être repeinte . Mais comme cela , ses murs ont un certain charme .
mohammad_H (9696) 2014-06-22 7:40
What this picture for me is important, interesting, beautiful sky background
Good resolution and good light
Nicou (127694) 2014-06-22 8:05
Avec ces personnage quelle vue sueprbe ce ciel avec les belles formes et cette église ce clocher quelle vue merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (59902) 2014-06-22 17:11
another fine subject in Portugal.
and talk about having cloud coverage! wow.
looks almost as if the walls could come tumbling down at any minute as they don't seem 'fixed' to the ground very well.
really enjoy the mood, atmosphere, and subject.
Sergiom (65111) 2014-06-23 7:08
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime l'espace laissé libre devant le regard de l'homme seul avec l'église et les nuages.Une très bonne gestion de la lumière difficile.
dekanski (3916) 2014-06-23 11:37
Fully my cup of tea!
kato (11630) 2014-06-23 22:48
This is balanced well by the flat ground, old architecture andthe sky with thick clouds, and balanced beautifully by the combination of tasteful colors. It seems a good place wirh the historical atmosphere. And, the man wearing the hat pulls out an additional good impact.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (39808)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 5:56