Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Choir stalls

The construction of the Jeronimus Monastery started in the very early 16th century but this wooden work has been added on the upper choir in 1551.

22 comments:

Dina said...

With every Jeronimus post you make me want to visit the monastery more.

Lois said...

What lovely old dark wood! The paintings are beautiful too.

Jarart said...

I can feel the quietness of the place just by looking at the pictures. The radiant light from the round window adds a heavenly glow to the room. It must be entrancing to be in that peaceful place.

Joanne said...

Tenho mesmo que passar por lá...é incrível o sitio!

Per Stromsjo said...

A place to be for singers near and far. And the occasional photographer.

cieldequimper said...

Peaceful and beautiful.

Vogon Poet said...

A dark room at first and an explosion of light then. Great contrast, I like any post about the Jerónimos.

Tinsie said...

Very nicely captured!

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Great photos - you can see/ feel the oldness of the place!! I was there when much, much younger and don't recall much. And of course now I have the excuse to take loads of photos!!!! Tenho de voltar la para a proxima vez em Portugal!!! Gena

Kilauea Poetry said...

Good grief..evokes a distant feel from my past though this is very old and well..shall we say almost overwhelming (lol), I'm thinking through childs eyes.
Terrific share-

joo said...

They are beautiful JM, and the place looks so calm!
By the way, I don't know why it's impossible to enlarge some of my photos - I'm helpless with computer!!!!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Amazing UNIQUE piece of ART :-)

Have a very happy New Year
and a wonderful and happy 2010 :-)

(@^.^@)

marley said...

Such detail. And the light is lovely. Great photos JM :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

They seem quite dark and sombre to me ... but the light gives them a nice lift.

Birdman said...

Nice photos... enjoy your site.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

NOne of our choir stalls ever looked like this - they're rather magnificant.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Julie said...

Well, they are nowt but johnnies-come-lately!!

brattcat said...

How very beautiful.

Hilda said...

A most magnificent choir loft!

Anzu said...

There are full of devout faith.
The sun beam emphasizes it more.
Your viewpoint is splendid.

A Peace & Healthy 2010
for you !

Small City Scenes said...

Quite beautiful. MB

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - heavenly look inside the monastery! I wonder how a choir would sound in there! By the way, the house on my blog on Monday is kinda small and needs a lot of work I think - thus the lower price.
Happy New Year, Jose'!