Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (II)

Jeronimus Monastery is such a huge building that it's hard to get a proper photo of the whole thing, so here are some details (click to enlarge). Another couple of shots and information on this post.

32 comments:

Jim said...

wow, impressive building and the detail work.

Sharon said...

All I can think to say is WOW! What an amazing structure! So much detail.

Leif Hagen said...

C'est formidable! Beautiful church/monastery! How old?

B Squared said...

Such detail in the building.

Olivier said...

il est magnifique, avec toutes ces statues. certains endroits, on dirait de la dentelle.
it is splendid, with all these statues. certain places, they would say about the lace

brattcat said...

Humans are capable of such magnificent achievement. Your photos give us a very good sense of the majesty of this architecture.

Tiago Ralha said...

Boas fotos...passamos lá perto e já não admiramos a sua beleza.

JM, visita o meu blog, tens lá uma "distinção" para ti ;)

JM said...

Leif Hagen,
The construction of the building dates from the late 15th/early 16th centuries.

Pam said...

You are surrounded by the most gorgeous architecture. Great shots, JM.

Jacob said...

This is so incredible...I'm in awe! Great photos, too, JM. I'd love to spend a couple days there...can you get inside and wander around?

Small City Scenes said...

It is just so amazing to see building so very old--still in use--and this 'baby' country wasn't even thought of in 1450. WOW!! MB

Babzy said...

Beautiful architecture , it is worth to enlarge the photos :)

Laurent said...

Splendid !

Lois said...

It's magnificent. The detail is amazing!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, why are buildings often so difficult to decently photograph? ;-) This is beautifully intricate. But where's the blue sky?

joo said...

Huge and beautiful. I love it!

Prospero said...

The amount of statues embedded into the walls is phenomenal. And the detail, too. Magnificent monastery.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent place! Great pictures JM!
aiii que saudade! Nós precisamos voltar para Portugal! Tudo de bom !!!
Devido ao feriado prolongado aqui no Brazil, estaremos viajando um pouquinho nesses proximos dias.Sentirei falta dos blogs de amigos e peço desculpas por não estar presente nos próximos posts!

Have a wonderful weekend there!
Don't forget...be always happy!
your friend
Léia

willow said...

It takes you straight back to a different era, doesn't it?

Dina said...

I love the grand old monasteries!

Cristóbal said...

Bellisimo! Due to an aesthetics class I'm taking, I can interpret why the building has 2 towers (influences from Cappadoccian monks, who basically put the basis to Catholic and Orthodox dogmas).

marley said...

What a gorgeous building! Stunning!

tapirgal said...

It's nice to have all that ancient history in your buildings. I love the accent of orange!

That is the chicken said...

Intricate and ornate. When I look at buildings like this I wonder how they did it...how they had the time...and why are we not doing a better job with our moderm buildings!

magiceye said...

gorgeous images!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Stunning photography of a stunning building. I'd love to visit such places.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

the architectural details are marvelous. so elegant. The power of these ancient and beautiful buildings is so stimulating to be around.

Bergson said...

superbe monastère je suis impressionné par les détails

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Stunning! If these old walls could speak... Great pictures.

m_m said...

Very impressive building! Beautiful architecture!
Really, it's a stunning view!

Lessie said...

This building is just amazing!

Lisa Wilson said...

Amazing architecture!! It looks massive!