This is a pormenor of the tumble of Ines de Castro
D. Peter it was born in 1320, was son of D. Afonso
IV. It lived in a time of great difficulties: plagues and bad agricultural years. He was the father of it, king in the height, that combined its marriage with D. Constança, nobleman lady of Castile. Love between the two did not exist. It was in this height that D. Pedro knew D. Inês de Castro. She was one of the aias of D. Constança, for who if it got passionate. As he is obvious, this loving linking was not nothing well coming.
All had fear that D. Inês, son of a powerful Spanish nobleman,could have harm influence on the prince. When D. Constança died, D. Afonso continued to condemn namoro of the two gotten passionate. Of beginning, D. Afonso it tried to move away them,forbidding to D. Inês to live in Portugal... but, the force of the
love was so intense that D. Pedro ordered to come Ines de Castro for Coimbra. Here its children had been born and played happy.
João, Dinis and Beatriz called themselves. The affection and love had grown all with. One says that they had been married in this height, but nobody knows of certainty. The king very was worried because he saw that the people had fear of the influence of D.Inês, in addition was not nothing contents with the wars and the hunger that if lived in the kingdom. He justifies yourself thus,the decision of the king: to condemn D. Inês de Castro to the death, influenced for two council members. The place where D.Inês was deceased, in Coimbra, today is known as Fifth of the Tears.
It is now, a place where the boyfriends if find. After de D. Ines de Castro to die, D. Pedro was rebelled against the father and declared war to it. Happily, the peace came back thanks to the queen-mother, who prevented the military meeting between father and
son. When D. Pedro went up to the throne, was very careful with the people, who liked it sufficiently. One of the first things that made was to avenge itself executing in cruel way the former-council members of the father: it ordered to pull out the heart to them! It said that it was thus that one felt since that
loved its had died. Most left-hand side of all history is that D. Pedro raised D. Inês de Castro the queen already after deceased and compelled all the cut to kiss it to it hand, or what it remained of it (because D. Inês already had died has two years).
Although to have lost its great love, D. Pedro came back to be married and had some children, legitimate and illegitimate. Two of them had arrived the kings: D. Fernando and D. João I, Master of Avis. It ordered later constructing the monastery of Alcobaça, where it made a beautiful tomb for D. Inês de Castro.
Exactly in front it ordered to construct its, where it was embedded in 1367. One says that they are in this position so that, when to wake up in the day of the Final Judgment, look at one for the other immediately.
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rosaline (0) 2006-06-20 10:31
An interesting story indeed. A good way of placing this structure in history. You've chosen a good angle to show the carvings and a nice even light too. Well done and a great note.
anavazao (5592) 2006-06-20 10:45
isto é muito familiar eu quando andava na escola em Alcobaça costumava ir muitas vezes ao Mosteiro!
Gostei da lembrança .... bonito pormenor!
Emile (20352) 2006-06-20 11:16
Interesante foto, la captaste con muy buen POV. Tu nota esta excelente, gracias.
Un fuerte abrazo y felicitaciones a ti y tu pueblo por el triunfo de Portugal.
feather (51130) 2006-06-20 11:32
Interesting note. I like the way you have tightly cropped on a section of the sculpture to show the excellent detail.
fverde (1699) 2006-06-20 12:04
Excelente pormenor do túmulo de D. Inês, numa perspectiva invulgar, mas de belíssimo efeito. Cores, definição e luz perfeitas. Bom trabalho. Abraço!
Graal (103038) 2006-06-20 12:22
interesting details of architecture, fine captured. History interesting also. Good job.
jemaflor (103729) 2006-06-20 12:41
Le cadrage est excellent, sculptures très expressives, une photo qui conviendrait aussi en présentation en N&B pour donner encore plus d'impact à la pierre, enfin peut-être ...
sergio1 (12152) 2006-06-20 12:54
Lo mejor... el punto de visto. Lo normal es que la gente se centre en el objeto en sí pero tu le has dado una importancia que no todo el mundo ve.
jhm (161051) 2006-06-20 13:07
Thanks for interesting note, large and very well for learn. Interesting details of architecture, excellent sharp and clear!
Very well done!
Fis2 (107560) 2006-06-20 13:18
Curious fragment! Good composition and frame. I like the colours. Good note. Well done.
papagolf21 (110486) 2006-06-20 14:53
Ces sculptures sont une véritable merveille, de plus, si l'on rattache l'histoire à la photo, cela devient une véritable envie d'apprendre.
J'aime ce cadrage très particulier et très original.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-06-21 1:04
Yo nunca le hubiera hecho una foto al pie de una tumba, la verdad. Me alegro de haberme dado una bonita idea!
Un saludo, Oscar
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-06-21 2:12
Uma imagem muito interessante com mais uma excelente nota.
Gosto da perspectiva e do enquadramento. Bons detalhes.
Um abraço Amigo, Aires
gebala (0) 2006-06-21 3:23
nice shot I can see here:)
maybe a bit out of light;)
nice cropping with great point of view:)
have a nice day
riclopes (35577) 2006-06-21 3:38
Excelente aproximação e composição deste pormenor. O que mais me fascina é a riqueza dos pormenores esculpidos e a pose satisfeita da figura escultural, em contraste com o peso brutal que deve estar em cima das suas costas. É no mínimo engraçado. Gosto bastante da forte diagonal do túmulo que estrutura a imagem.
Boa nota histórica desta 'história' nossa conhecida.
Uma abraço amigo,
ChrisJ (119045) 2006-06-21 6:00
I like the strong compositional diagonal & minimalist color. Parabens & obrigado!
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-06-21 7:09
Nice POV, good angle. Light and shadows are excellent. Congratulations...
pierrefonds (71761) 2006-06-21 8:06
A good POV of the pormenor of the tumble of Ines de Castro, the photo is sharp and clear. It has a good composition and we can see a lot of details. The note is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
saigon (6443) 2006-06-21 17:28
belle composition des statuts qui supporte le tombeau.
une photo tres artistique!
oochappan (15638) 2006-06-21 19:01
fine perspective on this tumble to spot the curious support and an excellent note learns us a lot about this historical inheritance, a fine contrast+ and sharpness+ maybe with a USM 18/40 is an option to try out.
osse (2808) 2006-06-21 20:21
Nice note and good shot. Good POV, colours and detais.
Well done Manuel
weswang (18223) 2006-06-21 22:51
Hi manuel, It looks that the stone on the top is quite heavy. Good use of light to well shown the details and good texture to this sculpture. We can well tell the 3D of the sculpture from this picture. A well taken picture.
Tue (43940) 2006-06-22 7:41
Good shot of this sculpture. I like the many small details here. And the contrast is good as well. Nice work!
tonyking (1612) 2006-06-22 7:52
Hi again Manuel,
This is quite an interesting photo of this unusual sculpture. I was thinking that it would also look good if it was posted in b&w because maybe it would give a greater feeling of the incredible history here. The composition works well and your use of light is really great but I feel that the image would be a little better if it was sharpened a little. All the same, it's good work and I found the note to be very interesting: I didn't know anything about this before.
berek (50508) 2006-06-22 14:07
very good and detail historical picture. your note is also very very good. thanks.
Meaning Sense :-)Framing :-))Idea :-))
Marche (4307) 2006-06-22 16:03
Très interessante prise de vue du détail de cette sculpture.
Avec un texte toujours très bien détaillé.
josepmarin (58359) 2006-06-22 17:11
Buen encuadre para captar este pie de la tumba, muy curioso y con una fea cara. la foto tiene muy buena definición, y se ven muy bien los trabajos en la piedra del sarcófago.
Una nota muy explicativa e interesante.
FORJP001 (3819) 2006-06-22 23:06
This is an history level 101 course which is written in the useful photographer's note.
After the reading we forgot the two poor guys under the stone.
markstaples (15670) 2006-06-23 1:48
An interesting close up of this monument. You've placed the subject well at a diagonal. Interesting note too.
Cricri (126824) 2006-06-23 3:26
Hi my friend Manuel,
Curieuse et intéressante sculpture, joli POV
détails et couleurs.
xavshot (69835) 2006-06-23 14:33
jolie prise de cette sculpture. Un beau cadrage et une belle qualité de la photo.
très bonne réalisation
coco (30439) 2006-06-24 17:37
Tengo un dilema con esta foto.
La foto no me convence. Pero a la vez reconozco que es una foto que cumple con las exigencias de TE: aprender cosas del mundo.
Pero considero que si buscara un punto medio entre foto y contenido, pesaría demasiado la primera parte.
La definición y la luz no favorecen a la foto, pero, personalmente, la composición no me convence. Una toma más cerrada, creo, funcionaría mejor.
Espero que no te molesten mis palabras.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-06-26 17:48
Olá amigo Manuel,
Bonito pormenor deste túmulo tão conhecido.
Os detalhes das esculturas estão perfeitos.
Gostei deste "crop".
itaca (293) 2006-07-15 17:00
Parabéns pela excelente foto, um pormenor incrivel da arte portugesa.
Excelente ponto de vista.
Um abraço da Madeira
MLINES (12516) 2006-07-29 21:03
Hi Manuel, Unusual artwork. Excellent explanation about the story behind it. Clear and various hues of white show up well. Good creative composition. Murray.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-08-12 3:26
This is a surprising sculpture, seems by the angle crashed by the grave.
Very interesting place and History informations.
I like it
alentejo (1954) 2006-09-21 16:35
Ola Manuel !
A estatua parece estar viva e olhando para o lado !!!Grande pormenor tal como a nota que acompanha a foto.
paura (46464) 2006-10-05 20:12
Lugar muito interessante você encontrou para fotografar. O POV que você escolheu ficou muito bom para documentar esse peculiar lugar.