Photographer's Note

I don't think I can make a better introduction here than the DK guidebook to Portugal:
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a monument to the wealth of the Age of Discovery, is the culmination of Manueline architecture, commissioned by Manuel I in around 1501 after Vasco da Gama’s return from his historic voyage
The spectacular vaulting in the church of Santa Maria is held aloft by slender octagonal pillars. These rise like palm trees to the roof creating a feeling of space and harmony.

On December 13, 2007 the Treaty of Lisbon has been signed at the monastery, laying down the basis for the reform of the European Union.

As you may have noticed I live currently in Ireland, which few days ago voted for the second time, this time to finally accept the Treaty of Lisbon. Lisbon was in these days certainly the most popular word in this country.
In the workshop I present the replica of the Treaty which may be seen in the pavement in front of the monastery.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4047 W: 91 N: 10537] (43417)
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