Monday, April 12, 2010

Cartuxa Convent Church

 

I have found this by accident while I was walking at Caxias.
Unfortunatelly the site (built in 1736) was closed so I took this shot through the gate.

21 comments:

brattcat said...

Not unfortunate at all. The gate makes a perfect frame.

Leif Hagen said...

Strange that it was closed! I wonder what it looks like inside? They could use some BIG flower pots in front of the entry - just my humble opinion.

willow said...

Lovely and lonely.

Sharon said...

You've framed this photo perfectly!

Lois said...

Beautiful framing of the building in that first shot JM!

Gunn said...

The top photo is so beautiful! I like the way you have "framed" it.
Also a very nice architecture and nice details.

Dina said...

A wonderful discovery for you.

Marie-Noyale said...

The arch gives it a beautiful frame and pretty look

Jacob said...

Isn't it interesting what one can see by just walking about? Beautiful photo of an intriguing structure. Would love to see the inside. I'll bet it smells musty! ;-)

Hilda said...

I hope it was just closed and not abandoned. Both images are lovely, but I especially like the one of the path!

Small City Scenes said...

Is it closed as in nobody lives there anymore?
Excellent shot with the gate making a great frame. Don't you just love long walkways. Sets a tone for sure.

We had a small convent in the neighborhood I lived in as a kid. The Nuns taught at the local Catholic school. MB

Jarart said...

I'm always amazed at the beauty you show us. I'm sure you will be going back to this place.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like it would be awfully hard to get out once you go in.

Virginia said...

Simple, and beautifully framed JM!
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VP said...

You made me smile: I have a lot of pictures taken through the gate, it so sad but sometimes it's the only way. An interesting building and a promising park, a pity it's always closed.

Changli said...

Hi Jim. Thank you very much for your comment!very much Appreciate!!! see you soon! changli

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are marvelous and what an interesting and beautiful old building. There are so many wonderful things that I loved and enjoyed when I was visiting in Portugal a number of years ago. Lovely memories! Thanks for the reminder and thanks for your visit and comment! Always appreciated! Have a great week, JM!

Sylvia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I bet it's nice and cool on a hot day. In the summer those olive trees are probably humming with the a zillion cicadas.

T. Becque said...

I think the gate adds to the photo, you've got great framing and perfect symmetry. Maybe your lucky day after all?

Joan Elizabeth said...

A magnificantly framed shot, making the building look very serene.

Kate said...

Getting in and getting out appears to be a challenge.