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After a long time, I'm posting another photo of the old "Convento dos Monges". This is an old convent completely in ruins, situated in Serra de Monfurado, between Santiago do Escoural and Montemor-o-Novo. It was founded in the beginning of the 18th century by a group of Hermits of St. Paul who lived in the area. Damaged by the earthquake of 1755, it was definitely abandoned with the extiction of the religious orders in the 19th century.
Today it's in ruins but some remains of its magnificence can still be found there.

The roots of the trees and the ivy is invading the convent - this is a detail.

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  • Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4972 W: 64 N: 8661] (34738)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-26
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 14:26
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