Friday, July 31, 2009

Jeronimus Monastery


I finally managed to get a photo of the entire building. Information and closer shots on these posts.
The park, known as the Empire Square, was built during WWII on a sandy beach to house the Portuguese World Exhibition between June and December 1940. It was the first major cultural event of the 'Estado Novo' (New State) dictatorship and marked Salazar's high-point of his ‘nationalist-imperialist’ propaganda.

22 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Excellent shot! It's hard to capture the grandeur of the Square in segments. I was there just a week ago.

Thank you!

brattcat said...

Wow! What a shot. You've captured the gardens, the building, and the city beyond.

Lois said...

Wow it is huge and impressive! I like that fountain. Looks like a stadium is in the background.

Paty said...

very beautiful! i love your photos and blog, Oieiras must be very beautiful! I joinin´ it!
and thank you for visiting my blog

glduro_marieloupe said...

JM: what a shot! How did you obtain this? So high, so far, and so entire!

Passei uma semana em Lisboa, certa vez, quando perdi minha mala na Ibéria! O Jerónimos foi o que me mais marcou como monumento. (Talvez a Sé, por causa da minha antepassada! :o) )

marieloupe

cieldequimper said...

Uh... An act of devotion indeed! The sheer size of it is amazing! No wonder you found it hard to photograph! This shot is incredible!

Vogon Poet said...

Amazing shot, it is not easy to realize the greatness, in every sense, of this wonderful building.

Babzy said...

It is really worthwhile to have a wide view ! Well done and beautiful !

Anya said...

This is AMAZING ^__^
Great job all is on the photo ;)
It looks not easy to make a shot from such a big building !!

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is so wonderful! Thanks for this perfect view!
Have a nice weekend there
Léia
Bonjour Luxembourg

marley said...

That is huge!

m_m said...

Wonderful building and park! Great photo! And thanks for the information about this place!

Leif Hagen said...

Fabulous foto of a fantastic place - fun!

Jacob said...

This monastery has intrigued me in your previous posts...It really is huge! Do you think it is full? Are there that many men who want to live life as monks?

A truly amazing sight.

And thanks for the history of the Empire Square. So much I don't know.

A very beautiful photo, JM!

Prospero said...

That property is amazing, JM. Great photo. How many hundred miles did you have to backup to get it all in?

Cristóbal said...

Interesting story on the square. I'm highly interested in Portuguese history, and your blog helps a lot.

Regarding Bahía Inglesa... I've never been there, but I've been told it's the only place in Chile where the ocean water is actually good enough for a dip or a swim.

Sharon said...

This is an amazing photo. The gardens are breathtaking. So beautifully landscaped.

AB said...

O monastério é muito elegante. Parece que tem atraido uma aranha vermelha interessante à direita.

Dina said...

What a picture! What a monastery! What a pleasure for you to have a treasure like that!

exposemaximum said...

You have shown many things in a signle image. bravo !

Field of View said...

Wow !!! Awesome

Kilauea Poetry said...

It is an impressive image but wow..interesting piece of history-