My first post of a very important monastery that is now in ruins.
It existed already in the 12th century and still in the same century it was inhabited by the monks of the Cister Order, that had also the Monastery of Alcobaça. Protected by the crown during the Middle Age, it was abolished by King John III but a few years later, still in the 16th century, King Sebastian gave it back to the Order of Cister.
It was rebuilt in the 16th/17th centuries, following a project of Mateus Rodrigues.
Today it's completely abandoned and the most interesting part is still the big church in Mannerist style, that we can see here! Unfortunately, a big part of it has disappeared because the building was adapted to become a factory in the 19th century.
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ourania (48890) 2012-07-06 3:32
an unusual but greatly concieved and applied point of view, very effective in presenting the architecture and the atmosphere of decay and mystery. I love the close up and the tilt that bring us closer to these old walls. The light management is wonderful and the capture of textures, colours and atmosphere superb. A fascinating place and picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
gildasjan (43654) 2012-07-07 0:51
Ce choix de cadrage en diagonale donne l'impression de voir une photo aérienne.Très bon rendu des teintes.
bukitgolfb301 (43682) 2012-07-07 1:28
Hi dear Ana
Another poetic and artstic image you create again, Ana! Sharp and clear image is as usual. I can perceive the nostalgia and old history from this precious regacy shot. That reflects with your great long historical mother country, I admire and envy very much. Thanks for your sharing with good work and have a good weekend! Best regards,
Takero from rainy(regrettable) Tokyo
sacimar (27539) 2012-07-08 5:02
interesante imagen de este monasterio, me parece original la forma de prestarlo en esta foto, el angulo esta bien escogido para crear una llamativa estampa,
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-09 5:23
Oi Ana ,
Que triste este mosteiro completamente e ruínas , gostei dos velhos detalhes, bom ângulo de visão em diagonal , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-07-11 5:53
Wonderful detail. Having it on a diagonal adds to the atmosphere. Wonderful clarity and sharp details.
delpeoples (59192) 2012-07-15 20:19
Ola dear Ana
Another facscinating shot from your series of this wonderful monastery. How lucky you are to have seen this and to have it so close to you. The colours, the saturation, the sharpness and light management are all top-quality. I also like the angle at which you have taken the photo, adding to the artistic quality of it.
Um abraco y parabens
Angshu (56760) 2012-07-23 0:44
Creative work like these are sadly less commented on. The diagonal placement across the frame is something whih creates a huge difference IMHO. The dereliction, the old walls & creepers growing on the walls all seem to be more palpable with this tilt
danyy (0) 2012-07-25 23:08
une série intéressante sur les ruines de ce monastère même si ces clichés sont très sombres. Ici, un tilt qui rend la composition plus originale.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2012-08-02 13:32
Uma "tristeza" uma obra tão imponente estar em ruínas..
jmdias (66443) 2012-08-05 15:11
um enquadramento curioso que apanha bem os belos detalhes e linhas da arquitetura grandiosa do edifício. linda foto.
acabo de voltar de uma caminhada onde vi unms sinais feitos em pedra a quase 500 anos por espanhóis que cruzaram minha terra, uma pena que ao redor as pessoas de hoje tenham escrito seus nomes..