Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playing in the Cloister Patio


Jeronimus Monastery (16th century), Belém, western Lisbon

28 comments:

Olivier said...

belle composition avec les enfants et cette antique cour

B SQUARED said...

No ball playing in there!

Dina said...

What a great treasure--both the monastery and this photo! The kids play so naturally in the shade of their history.

brattcat said...

Such an excellent composition, JM. Wonderful capture!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've marvelled at the lacy arches at the Monastery before bot this is a new angle on it ... beautiful

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

beautiful place!! great shot!

Antonio said...

Está extraordinária esta foto... e cheia de simbolismo:
A evocação da nossa memória colectiva personificada pelos Jerónimos e as crianças que nos projectam para o futuro que espero seja melhor que o presente!
Antonio

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the perspective of this image and the children are in perfect position

Halcyon said...

I love this photo. The arcitecture is beautiful and you've really caught all the lines and curves well. I usually hate it when people get into my building shots, but these two little girls add something as well. Great photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful arches and filigree. I want to play there too. MB

Sharon said...

Such beautiful symmetry!

Jarart said...

The children were a great addition to this scene adding a kind of contrast to such a magnificent building.

Jacob said...

As you know, I don't like monasteries, but I do like this particular structure very much. And your photo is terrific - so well composed showing off those intricate arches. It appears the kids have the place to themselves - a really big sandbox. Hope no one bothers them!

Lois said...

What a nice shot! They look to be having fun. If that was me though, I would be too busy looking around at the architecture.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture, JM! Love the children playing and totally unaware of the history of their playground! Marvelous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

If they were my kids they would already know a little about the history of this gorgeous cloister!

VP said...

Nice contrast and perfect geometry. I do love this place.

Irina said...

This surrounding cultivates good taste for architecture in these children, I am sure. So beautiful.

Kate said...

What a fantastic building. Is the Cloister used by the public in any way? It would be terrific if tourists could rent rooms there as sometimes happens in monasteries. It looks like a magical place, and how lucky those children are who, incidentally, add a different dimension to the place.

JM said...

@Kate: The monastery houses several museums, the huge church and the cloister patio are used in many ceremonies and I think that's all.

Virginia said...

What a charming shot. Proof positive that most often the human element adds so much to a photo, even a scene like this that is so detailed and rich in history. You waited and you got it JM> Bravo.
V

T. Becque said...

Supremely nice JM! Great balance.

Are you still in Blogger prison? Was it just my blog you were having problems with or others too?

Cezar and Léia said...

Linda foto!Esse Mosteiro tem uma energia maravilhosa!
Léia

Deepak Acharya said...

very nice :)

tapirgal said...

Beautiful shot, and what a playground!

Gunn said...

What A place!!:) Beautiful!

Rob and Mandy said...

You really got the feeling here! Love it! The austere geometry, the fancy architectural frises, and the kids. Excellent!

AB said...

Such beautiful elegance