Another post of the Monastery of Seiça, 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! Unfortunately, a big part of it has disappeared because the building was adapted to become a factory in the 19th century.
This is one of the rooms of the building!
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lousat (85018) 2012-07-17 12:52
Hi Ana,these abandoned monastery had always fascinating me,i think at the lot of people and stories that happened on these walls in ruins.Your pic is really beautiful,a great crop and a fantastic light management,details and colors,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
brianmcc (6219) 2012-07-17 12:56
you have composed this very well and managed to get a great exposure managing the light very well. the dark interior reflects the dereliction of the place, while the colour and light come from outside and the natural life in the trees.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-07-17 13:04
foto semplice ma ottimamente realizzata con il verde dell'esterno a dare vita alla composizione.
Ottima la qualità,
andrzej_nitecki (129) 2012-07-17 13:39
I was a first time in Portugal in this year, and I fall in love. :) Regardin to Your picture it's a very interesting composition
marabu61 (10023) 2012-07-17 14:21
This picture tells us a story. The well illuminated pile of rubble contrasting with the green nature in full bloom tells us that live is going on even after the passing of man.
Great composition, very well framed and nicely executed
rbellemare (2109) 2012-07-17 15:33
Very nice picture. Great contrast between the light outside and the darkness of the room. Very well frame, nice composition.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-07-17 18:46
Simple composition that is so wonderful for all of its clear details and textures. Great use of the limited light. I like where you have chosen to place the window.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-07-18 3:57
Hello Ana - This shot has great appeal for me. I love the light and you have done an excellent job of management. Beautifully composed and to my eyes a real beauty. Very well done. Warm regards rosemary
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-18 5:40
Ola Ana ,
Ficou fantástica esta tua foto com esta luz a vegetação de fundo pela janela , muito bom o dramatismo do lugar velho , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abmdsudi (48830) 2012-07-18 8:08
This great indoor shot displaying the abandoned look of this part of monastery. Brilliant attention to details, natural lighting and colour contrast with interest a plenty. Excellent rendering of this capture with the green growth on the wall offers another sign of the aged look but not lacking of interest, it's intriguring historic sight of this ruins. Clarity is good but the green outdoor combination works best here. Fine shot
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-19 18:06
Amazing shoot with awesome atmosphere and great details!So sad scenery but unfortunately real.Very nice job.TFS
Have a nice day
aliabazari (16091) 2012-07-19 23:21
Foi muito agradável e de captura de bonito. Destruição da beleza e da pureza da válvula é aberta para a convenção. Excelente nitidez e exposição
Obrigado e cumprimentos
mohammad_H (9804) 2012-07-20 7:43
نمایش بسیار زیبا از خانه مخروبه در پیش زمینه.وتصویر درخت و فضای سبز در پس زمینه
موضوع بسیار جالب و جامع
محیط قدیمی خانه.در مقابل فضای سبز و سرسبزی نو
روز خوبی داشته باشید.ودر فعالیتهای هنری موفق باشید
Very beautiful view of the ruined house in the foreground. Video in the background of trees and green space
Very interesting and comprehensive
The Old House. In front of the green space and fresh green
Have a nice day. And artistic activities have
eldancer1 (33953) 2012-07-20 7:48
If this room can talk I think it would tell a great story about the monk that used to live there. Nicely captured with great lighting. Awesome composition and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (92215) 2012-07-20 11:56
My theme windows, i love windows ;)
Good frame and superb colors.
I like it.
carlo62 (41323) 2012-07-20 14:29
poche cose, ben messe, con un ottimo controllo della luce, per un risultato splendido.
La finestra decentrata con il bel verde.
Le macerie ci raccontano una storia antica, ma dimenticata.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-20 17:26
an impressive photo with graphic details and very nice lights. Beautiful elegiac atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bayno (18344) 2012-07-21 2:50
The floor seems to be in bad condition and it takes courage to walk on it to take this photo, I really like how you handled the light, shame about the state of abandonment of the monastery, but your picture has a great appeal...
have a good WE...
danyy (0) 2012-07-23 6:00
un art difficile que la photo à contre jour, mais je remarque qu'ici, les lumières sont bien équilibrées partout. Par de surexposition au niveau de la fenêtre bien décentrée dans la composition.
annjackman (21400) 2012-07-23 22:06
This is a lovely shot of dereliction. I like the way that the dark interior contrasts with the green tree through the window. Excellent detail and light management. An interesting note too.
Kind Regards, Ann
Didi (59738) 2012-07-24 18:22
Une image de bonne qualité au niveau de la gestion des lumières
Cependant je note une ambiance triste qui se dégage à l'intérieur de cette pièce.
Ceci n'est nullement une critique négative :)
mirosu (15878) 2012-09-20 3:19
Perfect light contrast. The window is very well placed in the frame. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the bright window. This The window with the green trees in the background also lends a lovely hue to the scene. Very well done.
macjake (63232) 2012-09-21 11:30
I'm a big big fan of these older buildings that are now in ruins, the ugly nature really appeals to me.
as does the history...if only these walls could tell stories!
excellent textural photo with darkness and light combinations.
Nard (6972) 2012-09-30 11:53
A shot giving a nice atmosphere and a strong contrast between the grey indoor and the green outside. I like also the light on the rubble and the gradient of darkness on the floor.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-06-05 0:57
A timeless picture and a picture where you
can feel the history. The picture has a
beautiful "game" between light and contrast
and that makes the picture extra exciting.
Light management and composition are