This is my last photo of the old convent for now.
It's 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.
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PaulVDV (24695) 2014-08-16 13:57
This picture makes me think of certain images we see from Angkor Wat, half overgrown, a built land taken back by nature.
Your picture suggests that a visit may be a little adventurous.
Excellent composition and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2014-08-17 6:19
How quickly the world claims back it's land when people abandon it, this reminds me too of Ankgor wat. There is a beautiful sense of darkness in the view, which gives the scene a fantastic sense of adventure. This dark door is very dramatic and quite eerie too, I wonder if ghosts of the past are peering out at us from within :)
dekanski (4310) 2014-08-17 7:06
Very nice light, lovely angle, good composition!
Enjoy Sunday afternoon,
abmdsudi (47542) 2014-08-17 9:28
You have captured the atmosphere of the ruined & overgrown convent really well and the old forgotten place, it's so interesting to see on which i think this works in mono too. There's a fascination about abandoned and derelict buildings that really caught my eyes here, how the fallen tree and the sad building seem keeping company in the "wilderness"
The dark feel to the image really suits the subject, and yet there's some good light that brings out the detail and life and this, imho has a timelessness about it. It sets in some kind of spooky movie, I love it a lot!!! Congrats on all your efforts in compiling these great historic images.
marabu61 (9707) 2014-08-17 14:51
An eerie but charming scene at the same time. The wood acting as the charming part, while the dark door in the back act as the eerie part. It is like a scene out of an enchanted forest in a fairy tale.
have a great week
gervaso (12314) 2014-08-18 17:41
A iluminação, muito bem controlada, e a porta que dá pra um interior bem escuro dão uma atmosfera bem interessante e misteriosa à foto! Enquadramento, cores, nitidez, tudo perfeito nessa imagem! Linda composição!
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (41618)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-26
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 13:44